Tag Archives: preventive care

5 Reasons You Need A Family Doctor . . . And What To Do Until You Get One

On March 14th, Global BC will be launching BC1, the province’s first all-news channel. Jill Krop will host her talk show AM B.C. weekdays at 9 am. Here’s a clip of my interview with Jill. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lhljh6q6q8yeh8s/Ot5gns5D62?m Top 5 Reasons You … Continue reading

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Using Your Family History to Empower You

In my last post, I wrote of the value of knowing your family medical history and discussing with your physician your personal health risks. Again having a bad family history does not condemn you to suffer the same fate. Your … 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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How Do You Think About Your Health?

I have been a doctor for almost all of my adult life, but long before that, I was a patient. In grade 6, I missed three weeks of school when I was hospitalized with rheumatoid arthritis, and during my childhood, … Continue reading

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