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Advance Care Planning

What Is Advance Care Planning? An ACP is simply a plan you make in advance, for your care at the end of your life. Advance care planning gives you time to consider and reflect on the kind of health and medical care you would consent to, or refuse, in a crisis. The best time to make an ACP is when you are younger and your health is still good.  

2014

Anemia

Anemia is a condition that affects your red blood cells. It occurs when your blood doesn't have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Anemia can starve your body of the...

2011

Patient Education

    Antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy and hemorrhagic disease of the newborn

    What is the current evidence regarding the association between hemorrhagic disease of the newborn and maternal use of hepatic enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (eg, carbamazepine,phenobarbitone, topiramate)?

    2010

    Motherisk

      Asthma - learning to control your symptoms.

      What is asthma? Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs. The airways of people with asthma are extra sensitive to things that they're allergic to (allergens) and to other "triggers" irritating things in the air (irritants).It is most common in children.

      2007

      Patient Education,

      Respiratory Disorders

        At my best.

        The rates of physical inactivity and obesity among Canadian children are alarming. Let’s work together to teach kids how to make healthier choices today and develop lifelong healthy habits.

        2008

        Child & Adolescent Health Care,

        Patient Education

        Breast cancer - steps to finding breast lumps early.

        How can I find breast cancer early?  The best way to find breast lumps that may be cancer is to do two things: Have regular mammograms. Have your doctor check your breasts every year. Doing both gives you the best chance to find cancer as early as you can.  

        2007

        Cancer,

        Patient Education,

        Women’s Health

        Breastfeeding and radiologic procedures

        Recently, some of my patients were instructed not to breastfeed for 24 to 48 hours after magnetic resonance imaging scans. Is this based on scientific evidence?

        2007

        Motherisk

          Childhood vaccines - what they are and why your child needs them

          What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a medicine that's given to help prevent a disease. Vaccines help the body produce antibodies. These antibodies protect against the disease. Vaccines are given by injection (a "shot") or by mouth. Each province in Canada has its own schedule of vaccines for children.

          2007

          Child & Adolescent Health Care,

          Immunization,

          Patient Education

            Depression - you don't have to feel this way

             When doctors talk about depression, they usually mean major depression. Someone with major depression has five of the symptoms like those listed in the box below nearly every day, all day, for two weeks or...

            2010

            Mental Health,

            Patient Education

              Fever in Infants and Children

              What is a normal temperature? A normal temperature is about 37°C (98°F) when taken orally (by mouth). Temperatures taken rectally (by rectum) usually run 0.5°C higher than those taken...

              2011

              Child & Adolescent Health Care,

              Patient Education

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