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Screening for Adults: What Tests When?

Most adults don’t know all the screening tests they should be getting and at what age and frequency. Regardless of their presenting concerns, I take a moment to review each patient’s chart before entering the room. I’ll make sure that … Continue reading

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Making sense of screening tests and symptoms

Next Tuesday, May 12th, I’ll be giving another free public lecture as part of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice’s public health education series. We started this program because most of the information that people get from television and the … Continue reading

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Become empowered in your own healthcare

At some time, we will each play the role of the patient. In the 1991 film, The Doctor, William Hurt plays an arrogant physician who gets a taste of his own medicine when he is diagnosed with cancer. His experience … 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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Keys to Staying Young #2: Don’t Avoid Doctors

This week, I’m posting a tip each day on staying young and healthy. #2 Don’t Avoid Doctors  but avoid the things that will increase your need for medical care. If your recreational choices are harmful to your health, sooner or … Continue reading

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