August 25th, 2019

Health

To Your Health: Enjoy the outdoors with insect precaution

By GILLIAN SLADE on August 5th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Many of us will be planning a picnic or at least be eating outside on our deck this long weekend. Along with warmer weather, gardening and al-fresco dining we are bound to encounter wasps . Stings are not generally inflicted by the odd wasp flying around. More often than not it is encountering them ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: North American diet a recipe for blindness

By Gifford Jones on August 5th, 2019

info@docgiff.com How often have we been warned, we are what we eat? Now, a book by Dr. Chris Knobbe, “Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration”, is an eye-opener. Knobbe claims doctors have been taught for years that macular degeneration “MD” is due to aging and genetics but it’s an absolute untruth. Rather, ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: The hypocrisy of pain control

By Gifford Jones on July 29th, 2019

info@docgiff.com Why is it that patients in severe pain from serious diseases are being denied painkillers? A report from the Chronic Pain Association of Canada (CPAC) states that it’s easier for addicts to obtain painkillers than non-addicted patients in desperate need of them. You might say this does not make sense. But the lack of ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Strategies to beat the heat

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 29th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It has been a hot week with many of us battling to stay comfortable especially when there had been no breeze. Having been raised in a hot climate, where you had months and months to hone a strategy to manage the heat, I am often surprised at the choice of clothing people make in ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Money talks, even when it comes to your health

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 22nd, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Are you motivated by money? Most of us would probably say we are not. We either decide to do what we know is best or not and it does not having anything to do with money. However, many of us like to think of ourselves as being savvy shoppers and will watch for sales ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: A talking scale to fight obesity

By Gifford Jones on July 22nd, 2019

info@docgiff.com Are readers tired of me telling them that they should step on the scale every day? No one has said, “Enough is enough!” Besides, tons of readers evidently ignore my advice. Since the obesity epidemic gets worse year after year, is there any other way to convince readers that obesity causes Type 2 diabetes, ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Understanding the hurdles others face

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 15th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Most of us have heard about ALS and perhaps have a vague idea of the symptoms but there is nothing quite like being close to someone who is living with it. ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease. It gradually paralyzes people when their brain no longer ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Does too much sun cause melanomas?

By Gifford Jones on July 15th, 2019

info@docgiff.com In their book, “Embrace the Sun,” doctors. William Grant and Marc Sorenson, experts on vitamin D, report that North Americans have been taught to believe excessive amounts of sun cause potentially fatal skin malignancies. The result? North Americans have developed sun phobia and spent billions of dollars on sunscreen protection. But does the sun ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Avoiding adverse drug reactions

By Gifford Jones on July 8th, 2019

info@docgiff.com Barnum and Bailey, the circus promoters, were right saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Or, as Dr. William Osler, Professor of Medicine at McGill and Johns Hopkins University, would add, “The one thing that separates man from animals is man’s desire to take pills.” Now, a report from the University of California cites ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Another reason to love and treasure dogs

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 8th, 2019

Dogs really are our best friends, according to a Swedish study that says canine ownership could reduce heart disease. Most dogs have the ability to bring smiles to people faces and coax the most reluctant individual to get up and go for a walk. This Swedish study of 3.4 million people, between the ages of ... Read More »

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