June 24th, 2018

Health

Doctor Game: The Philippines finance oral insulin pill

By Medicine Hat News on March 26th, 2018

A Spanish proverb states, “He loses all who loses the right moment.” I had a similar thought a few weeks ago when I wrote that, “a brain that’s full of knowledge has no room left to dream.” Why these philosophical mutterings? Because I was annoyed that Canada had lost a major medical opportunity. Now, the ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Mediterranean Diet for a long life

By Medicine Hat News on March 19th, 2018

Leonardo da Vinci once remarked, “Trifles make perfection and perfection is no trifle.” Trifles can make a huge difference in surgery, when building rockets, in nutrition, or in life generally. For instance, a report in the publication LifeExtension shows that a Mediterranean Diet prolongs life. As we all age, this is no trifle. For years ... Read More »

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Four effective ways to alleviate stress

By Medicine Hat News on March 12th, 2018

Metro Editorial Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status, or age. The American Institute of Stress says job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences. In fact, work is the foremost source of stress for many adults. ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Spice up your life, enjoy the health benefits

By Gillian Slade on March 12th, 2018

A British comedian’s routine about spices has me in paroxysms of laughter every time I watch it on YouTube. It also makes me aware of what we are missing by not spicing up our food more. Michael McIntyre talks about the “arrogance” of salt and pepper that daily take pride of place on the dining ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Insomnia is shortening your life

By Medicine Hat News on March 12th, 2018

F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author, once remarked, “The worst thing in the world is try to sleep and not to.” I’m sure many readers share Fitzgerald’s problem. But suppose this common trouble kills you? That’s when it’s worthwhile to find out more about insomnia, and why some people suffer from TAT (Tired all the Time). ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Why don’t they read history to save lives?

By Medicine Hat News on March 5th, 2018

It’s been said that “If you don’t learn from history, you’re destined to relive it.” So today I have to repeat what I’ve said before. It’s apparent that the medical profession, TV anchors, and Medical Officers of Health (MOH), have never read history. So young children, and others, are dying of influenza. Today, rather than ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Sure the view is great, but will it kill you?

By Medicine Hat News on February 26th, 2018

What is the greatest threat to having a heart attack, the nation’s number one killer? Ask this question and most people will answer it’s having high blood cholesterol. Or they respond, it’s due to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, or a stressful lifestyle. But suppose you ask what things will improve the chance of surviving coronary attack? ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Study finds link between gardening and longer life

By Gillian Slade on February 26th, 2018

If you have already been buying seeds for your garden and are itching to get your hands in the soil, you are probably going to be healthier and live longer than others. A Harvard study determined there is a link between gardeners and longer life expectancy. There are also negative health consequences for people living ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Good posture beneath the covers can aid in sleep

By Gillian Slade on February 19th, 2018

To sleep, per chance to dream. We don’t often realize the value of a good sleep until we are deprived of it. While we can’t control all aspects of sleep, our posture in bed can make a difference. Most of us will spend a third of our life asleep and therefore it may as well ... Read More »

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Doctor Gamer: What I learned watching my wife’s cataract surgery

By Medicine Hat News on February 19th, 2018

As a surgeon, giving medical advice to a family member, particularly to your wife, is a difficult task. Moreover, since she’s also my editor, Susan is well aware of my advice to readers. Namely, that it’s prudent never to agree to surgery for a painful hip or any chronic condition until it affects your quality ... Read More »

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