January 18th, 2018

Health

To Your Health: Manage stress with exercise, creative pursuits

By Gillian Slade on October 23rd, 2017

There are many stressors in life but the two that surface most at the top of anyone’s list are finances and place of employment. Stress negatively affects our physical and emotional well-being more than you would ever realize. There are different strategies to manage these stressors. It is easy to see why finances rank near ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Medical men are screwing up big time when it comes to women

By Medicine Hat News on October 23rd, 2017

George Carlin, the American comedian, once remarked when referring to God, “He, and if there is a God, I am convinced He is a He because no woman could or would screw things up this badly.” Karen Jensen, one of the world’s authorities on women’s health would agree. Her new book, “Women’s Health Matters,” reveals ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Emerging from the hearing loss closet

By Medicine Hat News on October 16th, 2017

Why is it that we accept the fact that everyone should see their dentist twice a year to detect dental decay? That we should get regular eye examinations and a checkup by our family doctor once a year? But ironically we rarely, if ever, hear that we should do the same for our ears! So ... Read More »

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To Your Health:Grateful to be thankful

By Gillian Slade on October 16th, 2017

A week ago we collectively took a day to be thankful and the benefits go way beyond just the lovely dinner and tasty treats. Thanksgiving is an ancient tradition of expressing thanks for a bountiful harvest and in Canada that includes an historical celebration of thanks for the safe return of explorer Martin Frobisher after ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Take note of any inflammation in your body

By Gillian Slade on October 2nd, 2017

We’ve become so accustomed to using a temperature thermometer in our homes, to indicate whether we have a fever or not, and in the future we may be relying on a device to measure inflammation in our bodies. A research centre in Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre, has developed a device similar in size to ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: ‘I wish he’d taught me at Harvard Medical School’

By Medicine Hat News on October 2nd, 2017

This week I interviewed Dr. Andrew Saul, an international authority on nutrition and vitamin therapy, and editor of The Orthomolecular Medical News Service. Saul believes the greatest medical dangers today are the epidemic of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, overuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and neglect of natural remedies. These, he says, will be the ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: My prescription for a long life

By Medicine Hat News on September 25th, 2017

One: Buy a Scale Obesity is a huge killer and it sets the stage for Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and hypertension. Be a smart consumer. Step on the scale each day so there are no surprises about weight gain. Count calories to live healthier and longer. Two: Buy a Pedometer To Count Steps Ships ... Read More »

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To Your Health: The factors that can lead to falls

By Gillian Slade on September 25th, 2017

Of all the people seeking help in Alberta hospital emergency departments after falling, 25 per cent are seniors. There are a range of contributing factors for those falls. In winter there are additional hazards because of slippery surfaces but many falls take place in the home. Side effects from certain medications such as tranquilizers, sedatives, ... Read More »

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To Your Health: The eyes have it

By Gillian Slade on September 18th, 2017

About 85 per cent of us have had eye-related issues in the last year but only 57 per cent consult an eye professional about those symptoms. Wake up in the morning, look at your alarm clock, look outside the window, look at your partner, drive to work and so on without a thought about how ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: How safe are cellphones?

By Medicine Hat News on September 18th, 2017

Are some cellphone users destined to develop cancer after years of use? Or, is this fear being over-played? For years I’ve tried to find an unbiased informative source. Now, a report from the University of California attempts to answer this perplexing question. We know that high frequency ionizing radiation from excessive X—ray exposure can possibly ... Read More »

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