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Air Pollution-A Health Risk Factor

May 10, 2013

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  The World Health Organization(WHO) describes air pollution as ” contamination of the indoor and outdoor air  environment by any chemical, physical  or biological agent, that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” The Center for Disease Control(CDC) describes air pollution as ” The presence of substances in the air that are either present in […]

Obese Patients At Risk For Anesthetic Complications

April 2, 2011

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Researchers say that obese patients are twice as likely and severely obese patients four times as likely to develop complications during general anaesthetic. According to a recent study, they are twice as likely to develop air way complications as non-obese ones while under general anaesthesia. Read about this study: Obesity Could Raise Risks of General […]

New Approach To Managing Type 2 Diabetes

December 31, 2010

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High risk type 2 diabetics will have to make changes to the way they manage the disease. This is because of a new report on what works to prevent heart disease and strokes. Controlling cholesterol and blood pressure rather than  focusing on blood sugar targets are the new. The high risk ones are  those with other health […]

CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths

November 22, 2010

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According to a recent report low dose computer tomography (CT) screening of heavy smokers can reduce deaths  from lung cancer by 20%. The trial which started in 2002 involved more than 50,000 current and formed heavy smokers age 55- 74. The trial was to determine whether screening with low dose helical or spiral CT would […]

To Cut Diabetes Heart Risks, Diet and Exercise May Beat Drugs – US News and World Report

July 6, 2010

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To Cut Diabetes Heart Risks, Diet and Exercise May Beat Drugs – US News and World Report,  Using medication to  reduce the risks for heart disease in diabetic patients  may not be effective.  There is evidence that diet and exercise  can do much more. Our patient health education program uses the two risk factors unhealthy eating and physical inactivity […]

A Unique Health Campaign Involving Facbook Users

April 22, 2010

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The Colorectal Cancer Association Of Canada has launched an online campaign to bring awareness to colorectal cancer screening. By visiting the site http://www.getyourbuttseen.ca Users can upload images of different bottoms or of their own and post to their freinds on facebook. The Objective to raise awareness about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer. […]

Managing Health With Blackberry Mobile

April 20, 2010

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Type 2 diabetes is now on the list of chronic diseases that may be managed using mobile technology. A study is on the way at York University in Toronto to explore the use of mobile technology in behavioural change.  The technology will offer hope for millions of diabetics enabling them to develop  good health habits necessary […]

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