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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on December 12th, 2016
In addition to the extreme cold, that has many of us shivering, we have icy outside walking surfaces and an increased risk of slipping and falling. Nearly half, 40 per cent, of overall traumas that are seen in emergency rooms are related to falls. We all know how scary it can be when you step ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on December 12th, 2016
Would I, as a doctor, ever expect to meet a miner? As Mark Twain remarked, “A mine is a hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Luckily, I accepted an invitation to do just that, and discovered there is something new under the sun. This week, how DIAGNOS, a Canadian company in ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on December 5th, 2016
Recently in a column I confessed to buying the penny stock of Eastgate Biotech Corp. After writing about Type 2 diabetes for 50 years, I was interested to see what would happen to the company’s momentous discovery, an oral insulin pill, instead of injections, to treat diabetes. Eastgate needs $10 million for a final study ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on December 5th, 2016
The round of Christmas parties has started and the temptation to overindulge in delicious food will be confronting for about a month with the excuse that it is, after all, Christmas. You need to have a plan so that you don’t end up facing extras pounds to get rid of in January. This time of ... Read More »Be the first to comment!