November 21st, 2019

Health

Doctor Game: Tests that prevent severe disability or death

By Gifford Jones on November 18th, 2019

info@docgiff.com It’s been said that if the U.S. Constitution was rewritten afresh, it would not stress the pursuit of happiness, but the pursuit of health. Today, when people get together, discussions eventually turn to health concerns, such as losing weight, blood pressure, bone density or other issues. Now there are tests to indicate the condition ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Are your facet joints causing you pain?

By Gifford Jones on November 4th, 2019

info@docgiff.com It’s been aptly said, “They preach patience who never felt pain.” Chronic severe pain can be soul destroying, particularly when the diagnosis is not known. One of the most troublesome categories is back and neck pain. It can render people immobile, making even the simplest activity a challenge. Because it involves the spine, and ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Rotarians still fighting polio

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 28th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Last Thursday was World Polio Day and for those of us who have never observed the ravages of polio it often passes without a second thought. When I was in school in the 1960s it was all around me. There was a beautiful girl with a withered leg. Although she was able to walk ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Halloween should scare up a big boo!

By Gifford Jones on October 28th, 2019

info@docgiff.com If you are looking for a holiday tradition that has lost any semblance of common sense, look no further than Halloween. Today, it has few redeeming qualities. Let’s focus on only the health issues associated with children consuming ridiculous quantities of junk. Halloween candy comprises the lowest quality food on the market – cheap, ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Seeing better health in your future

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 21st, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Most of us are aware of the benefits of physical exercise, including heart health, but it can also play an important role in your vision. Most of us spend more time than we realize staring at our mobile device, working on a computer, watching television or Netflix, or even reading a book. Do any ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: What should I mix with my rum?

By Gifford Jones on October 21st, 2019

info@docgiff.com Have I been leading readers astray? For years this column has stressed that we’re all consuming too many calories, and in particular, too much sugar. I’ve always practised what I write, so for years I’ve made sure it is a sugar-free cola that I add to my rum before dinner. But are these alternatives ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Genuine interest in others is infectious

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 7th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade We have just celebrated the Day of Older Persons and a comment in a press release from Premier Jason Kenney, struck a chord. “We have a responsibility to ensure their security, support their inclusion and show them our respect. I hope all Albertans will take time to celebrate the seniors in their lives.” You’ve ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Response to column on gun deaths proves politicians have the wrong answer

By Gifford Jones on October 7th, 2019

info@docgiff.com A recent column argued that gun deaths in North America could only be stopped by following Singapore’s strict gun laws and severe penalties. This resulted in many responses now posted at docgiff.com/reader-mail-on-the-rule-of-law. They reveal an utter loathing by the public of politicians who are too weak-kneed to tackle this cancerous social problem that’s undermining ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Overcoming SAD in winter

By Gillian Slade on September 30th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It certainly feels and looks as though winter has arrived.  Although we may still have comparatively warm days, the daylight hours are diminishing rapidly and for some people that can have a dramatic effect on their sense of well being. Anyone diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can identify. Even if you have not ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Rotten law, rotten politicians, rotten eggs

By Gifford Jones on September 30th, 2019

info@docgiff.com Months ago, I wrote a bracelet could be worn by those opposed to medical assistance in dying (MAID). The bracelet would protect those individuals, and the law’s restrictive, now seemingly unconstitutional, conditions could be relaxed for those who want access to MAID. I sent a letter and the column to every Member of Parliament ... Read More »

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