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What you need to know about high blood pressure

On Monday, August 21st at 7 pm, I’m presenting “What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure” at the Tommy Douglas Metrotown Library in Burnaby. This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Blood Pressure

On Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm, I’m presenting “What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure” at the McGill Library 4595 Albert Street in North Burnaby. This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice … Continue reading

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Misreading your blood pressure: 6 ways we go wrong

Once we’ve established that you’re breathing and you have a pulse, your blood pressure is a crucial vital sign. Even when you’re feeling well, that number can determine if you’re at risk for a stroke, heart attack, heart and kidney … Continue reading

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What you should know about blood pressure

Have you checked your blood pressure in the past year? Do you know your numbers? High blood pressure – or hypertension – is an extremely common condition. When unrecognized or untreated it can cause catastrophic effects in your body. To … Continue reading

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Screening Tests: What Tests When?

Because a routine physical examination is not covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan in a patient with no symptoms and no known disease, most adults are not aware of all the screening tests they should consider. Screening tests are … Continue reading

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The Value of Your Family History

Though some illnesses are random and many caused by the way you live your life, your family history can reveal your predisposition to certain conditions. Some people take this to the extreme. If a parent died at a young age, … Continue reading

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