Health Tips

Asthma Inhaler Technique

October 21, 2012

Asthma-sufferers note: about one-third of asthma patients do not use their inhalers correctly. This means they are not getting the proper dose of medication to help the condition. This applies to both the spray-type and …

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October 18, 2012

One of the unsung heroes of medication history is hydrocortisone. It was discovered sixty years ago and has been a wonderful solution to people suffering from itchy and inflamed skin conditions. The drug is found …

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Travel Safety

October 15, 2012

People over the age of 60 make up a large part of the traveling community. This age group is more susceptible to medical problems while traveling and do well to adhere to preventive measures like: …

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Ear Care

October 3, 2012

The middle ear contains the smallest bone in the human body. It’s called the stapes (stirrup)and is 0.1 inch long. It is linked by tiny joints to two other bones called the malleus (hammer) and …

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July 15, 2010

About 30% of patients stop taking their antidepressants within one month. It’s important to continue this type of drug for at least a couple of months for the positive effects to occur. Stopping early may …

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Diabetes: Staying on Track with Technology

It’s getting easier for diabetics to manage their disease. There are new blood glucose monitors on the market that allow storage of up to 2000 glucose readings. You can also plug the machines into your …

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Arthritis Month in Canada

September is Arthritis Month in Canada. There are many myths surrounding this debilitating disease. Arthritis is not an “old person’s disease”. In fact, 60% of the 4.5 million Canadians with arthritis are under the age …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition in which a nerve passing through the spaces in the bones in the wrist gets pinched due to inflammation in the area. See your doctor if you have …

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If all vaccinations were stopped, many diseases would once again become common. These diseases include polio, measles, mumps, meningitis, whooping cough (pertussis), pneumonia, Hepatitis B and chickenpox. Vaccinations against these diseases have saved much parental …

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Smoking: The Triple Threat

Tobacco smokers are exposed to first-hand smoke through inhalation and to second-hand smoke by breathing in again what they’ve exhaled. They also have third-hand exposure from the smoke embedding in their clothes, car upholstery and …

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