Asthma is a life-long condition that affects the lungs, making it difficult to breath. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are ways to manage its symptoms and achieve optimal functioning
Safety may seem humdrum. Complacency is worse. Peter declares the need for stirring up “by putting you in remembrance.” We will always remind you of these things, even though you already know them.
Eye injuries can cause serious vision loss or even blindness. Nearly half of all eye injuries occur around the home. Most are preventable.
Every year in Canada, about 250,000 potential years of life are lost due to heart disease and stroke. If you could add a decade of healthy years to your life, would you not grab the chance?
Updates to the Book of Jabs: What’s new in the Canadian Pediatric Immunization schedule.
It’s official: job knowledge and skills are not sufficient for a successful international assignment. Research now confirms intuition, “Adjustment accounts for 45% of job effectiveness.” With such influence, adjustment must be properly understood. If you’re a rookie, here are some helpful tips; if you’re a veteran, use these as a checkup.
North American consumers spend billions of dollars each year on supplements. Which ones should I take? If I don't take them, what health advantages am I missing?
With summer drawing to a close - and the impending rigours of September scheduling just around the corner - it is a fitting time to think about stress. Poorly managed stress can have a negative impact on our happiness, our families, our relationships and our health.
Did you know? Every year, 3,200 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in Canada. And Babies need their gums cleaned — even before teeth erupt.
My blood pressure is going to go through the roof if things don’t change!
Statistics show that more people die in road accidents while traveling or living abroad than die of malaria or other tropical diseases. Following safety protocols is critical. When disaster strikes, whether natural or otherwise, you want to be prepared.
Imagine if the cure for diabetes could be as easy as extracting that phantom “sweet tooth.” While there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, data shows that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or at least postponed if Canadians would only get active.
Most of us do not pay enough attention to safety issues. The goal of safer living is to lower the risk for injury or even fatality; it does not mean NO MORE FUN!
Fact #1: Genes — not destiny — are key indicators when it comes to heart disease. Fact #7: Healthy eating promotes a healthy heart! Keep on checking out the web resources from the January newsletter for idea and encouragement!
A healthy weight and healthy life style can help prevent diabetes, improve blood sugars and fats, keep you looking younger...
Fact #1: Genes—not destiny—are key indicators when it comes to heart disease. Fact #7: Healthy eating promotes a healthy heart! Keep on checking out the web resources from the January newsletter for idea and encouragement!
Paging Dr Gamble
Most concede, “Exercise is good for you.” Each year Americans spend $28 billion on supplements. Yet, no supplement or organic food comes close to exercise’s effectiveness.
“If your eyes are bad, your whole body is full of darkness.” Eye injuries can leave you with nothing but the mind’s eye. Or worse. Consider Henry II. He got a splinter in the eye. His doctors tried bleeding him. Henry died. Here is more sound medical advice.
Home assignment. At the clinic for your tropical check. The questions turn to barefoot walking and swimming. Podiatry? Cardio? What does this have to do with tropical medicine?
“To have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection... is just flat-out wrong... Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don’t get a mulligan" - Michele Bachmann
Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making small changes in your daily life, from eating a healthy diet to scheduling regular cancer screenings.
Question: Our family is concerned that we practice the best prevention methods possible to protect our children and ourselves from malaria and other illnesses related to insect bites. What do you suggest we do in addition to taking malaria prophylaxis?
Question: A member of our family had a positive reaction to a TB skin test, called the Mantoux, I believe. We are a little freaked out to say the least. What does a positive TB skin test mean and how does it impact our family? How worried do we need to be and what is our course of action?
Question: On a recent trip one person with several medical issues ended up with significant side effects of numbness and tingling, losing feeling right up to her chest. Not good! Is medical pre-approval required for anyone travelling to altitudes above 2,800 meters?