January 21st, 2017

Health

Doctor Game: LeafSource is a natural remedy 100 years in the making

By Medicine Hat News on January 16th, 2017

Can the fossilized remains of an ancient, organic forest treat many modern medical problems? Like Ripley, you might say, “It’s too good to be true.” But unlike today’s medicines, LeafSource has been 100 million years in the making! The Cretaceous Age started 145 million years ago. It was the golden age of giant tree ferns, ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Breathe your way to a more restful sleep

By Gillian Slade on January 16th, 2017

Whether you are a parent with a young baby, a student burning the candle at both ends, or a senior who gets up several times a night, we all long for a good night’s sleep. Not getting enough sleep can affect your physical, emotional well-being and your mental health. Getting to sleep can be a ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Why would God have made wine so good?

By Medicine Hat News on January 9th, 2017

Why do I like Cardinal Amand Richelieu? I’m not an expert theologian. But I remember the Cardinal was a leading character in The Three Musketeers, a ruler more powerful than the King and known as “The Red Eminence” due to his red robe. But he also enjoyed red wine. He once remarked, “If God forbade ... Read More »

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To Your Health: The season of colds

By Gillian Slade on January 9th, 2017

It is the season of colds but there are things you can do at home to reduce your symptoms, bring temporary relief and perhaps even provide some comfort. If you have a cold, as opposed to influenza, you generally don’t need to see a doctor. “Influenza is much more severe of an illness than a ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: What did you learn about health in 2016?

By Medicine Hat News on January 2nd, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi counselled, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” One never stops learning. So let’s see from this true or false quiz how much you learned this past year. 1. Twenty studies show that moderate drinkers live longer than teetotalers or alcoholics. 2. North Americans ... Read More »

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To Your Health: It’s a new year, so time for some new routines in your life

By Gillian Slade on January 2nd, 2017

The start of a new school year would see me relish the new books I acquired. I loved writing on the first page of a scribbler in my best cursive script, carefully controlled. A new year is a little bit like that even if you don’t believe in establishing new year’s resolutions. Calling it a ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Focus on achievable goals for any New Year’s Resolution

By Gillian Slade on December 26th, 2016

One of the best ways to ensure you make progress on any New Year’s Resolution is to make your target achievable. This year I interviewed a woman who had managed to lose an enormous amount of weight and keep it off. She had thought very carefully about the changes she would have to make in ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Don’t take liberties with the gods, or weary them

By Medicine Hat News on December 26th, 2016

Do you share my rage and depression this Christmas when you witness children being pulled out of the ruins of Aleppo, Syria? Surely, there must be a special hell for political leaders who let this happen. If it were their children, living in this rubble, would they take so long to end this human misery? ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: A new prescription for concussions

By Medicine Hat News on December 19th, 2016

If my children wanted to play a sport that involved head contact, would I be concerned? You bet I would. And I’d encourage them to think twice about their decision. But concussions can also occur after a car accident and in unusual circumstances. To date, taking time off to smell the roses for months has ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Keep your nose warm, flu season is here

By Gillian Slade on December 19th, 2016

The influenza virus is circulating and your hygiene routine needs to be in peak form. Thoroughly washing your hands with soap and warm water is one of the most important measures you can take. If someone in your home gets flu or a cold, increase the cleaning of surfaces you all share. Wipe light switches, ... Read More »

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