Healthy Living

What are the things which doctors hate about patients?

“Hate” is a strong word to describe how a doctor may feel towards a particular patient. In general, a patient seeks a doctor’s care for guidance in achieving/maintaining wellness and disease prevention, and for specific treatments when particular problems arise. In this setting, the partnership is usually a productive one. Patients generally mean well, even if …

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What are the most effective exercises for developing cardiovascular fitness?

This is a very important question, and one that I have spent considerable time contemplating as I look for ways to stay in shape while avoiding exercise-related injuries. The answer is that there is no answer – that is, the most efficient set of exercises for any individual is constantly changing. Our exercise routines must …

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Burnt Out

Are you busy? You probably are. I am. My neighbour is. All my friends are. And now that it’s summer, I’m supposed to be relaxing and enjoying the weather and outdoor recreation but instead I’m cramming in work at all hours so I can go on a vacation but it’s stressing me out!

The Relationship Between Smoking and Parkinson’s Disease

Smoking is protective against Parkinson’s disease (PD)? It’s been nearly 55 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published their 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking. It is well established that smoking is linked to asthma, blindness and cataracts, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, and lung cancer (among others) but since that publication in 1964 more than 60 studies have been published showing that smoking does do one good thing – it protects against Parkinson’s disease.

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