Health Talk

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about depression

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about depression

July 24, 2013 | Comments: 1

I remember well that as I was about to begin private practice many moons ago, a veteran even then, (now Director General of the PAHO), told me that I should expect ...

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HEALTH TALK: Are high-protein diets just hype?

HEALTH TALK: Are high-protein diets just hype?

July 17, 2013 | Comments: 7

High-protein diets can help you lose weight but at what cost? High Protein Diets: Good or Bad Lose weight while feasting on steak, burgers, cheese, and bacon? All ...

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HEALTH TALK: Complementary and Alternative Blood Pressure Treatments

HEALTH TALK: Complementary and Alternative Blood Pressure Treatments

July 3, 2013 | Comments: 12

There are many different types of complementary and alternative treatments believed to be effective to treat high blood pressure. Scientific evidence indicates that ...

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HEALTH TALK: Asthma attack signs

HEALTH TALK: Asthma attack signs

June 12, 2013 | Comments: 4

How to Avoid an Asthma Emergency Very seldom do asthma attacks happen without warning. Knowing the signs of a pending attack could help you prevent an asthma ...

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HEALTH TALK: Is sex O.K. after a heart attack?

HEALTH TALK: Is sex O.K. after a heart attack?

May 29, 2013 | Comments: 6

I’m pretty sure this is a topic that will interest a wide cross-section of the patient population. It just happened to cross my mind to write a few words after a ...

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HEALTH TALK: Can alcohol lower cholestorol?

HEALTH TALK: Can alcohol lower cholestorol?

April 24, 2013 | Comments: 3

Today, I’d like to present what may be considered some myths and facts about alcohol, this time in relation to the all-important molecule, cholesterol. If ...

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HEALTH TALK: Cancer symptoms women should not ignore

HEALTH TALK: Cancer symptoms women should not ignore

March 27, 2013 | Comments: 19

There are certain changes that a woman should really consider as worth bringing to her doctor’s attention. What follow are the signs and symptoms you most want to ...

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HEALTH TALK: Signs of an Asthma attack

HEALTH TALK: Signs of an Asthma attack

February 13, 2013 | Comments: 6

If you visit an Emergency Room at any given time on any given day in almost every part of the world, you’ll find someone or a few patients being treated for an ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about chronic pain

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about chronic pain

January 23, 2013 | Comments: 4

FACT: WEATHER CAN AFFECT PAIN If your joint pain gets worse when it’s cold or raining, it’s not your imagination. Although studies have shown mixed results, ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about men’s health

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about men’s health

December 5, 2012 | Comments: 5

Wearing a hat or using a blow dryer can cause baldness: MYTH There’s no evidence to support these assertions. Male pattern hair loss occurs because the hair ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about your bladder

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about your bladder

November 28, 2012 | Comments: 10

MYTH: Small Bladder, Big Problems Some people blame frequent leaks on a small bladder, but your body’s normal “capacity” is seldom the true cause of a ...

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HEALTH TALK: Parkinson’s Disease: Other symptoms

HEALTH TALK: Parkinson’s Disease: Other symptoms

October 31, 2012 | Comments: 0

Most people can recognize a clear-cut case of Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, one only has to take a look at still the most recognized sports figure of all ...

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HEALTH TALK: Warning signs of Colorectal Cancer

HEALTH TALK: Warning signs of Colorectal Cancer

October 17, 2012 | Comments: 9

COLORECTAL CANCER: WHAT IS IT Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the ...

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Let’s preserve and protect our mental health – Minister for Health

Let’s preserve and protect our mental health – Minister for Health

October 10, 2012 | Comments: 18

As Dominica joins the rest of the world in observing World Mental Health Day today, Minister for Health Julius Timothy is calling on Dominicans to treat their mental ...

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HEALTH TALK: Should you have joint replacement surgery?

HEALTH TALK: Should you have joint replacement surgery?

September 26, 2012 | Comments: 5

Joint replacements used to be considered high-tech, but are now a common operation. Studies show joint replacement can significantly relieve pain and increase ...

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HEALTH TALK: 12 health risks of chronic heavy drinking

HEALTH TALK: 12 health risks of chronic heavy drinking

September 19, 2012 | Comments: 5

We all know that alcohol consumption can cause major health problems, including cirrhosis of the liver and injuries from vehicle accidents. But if you think liver ...

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HEALTH TALK: 12 health rules you can bend

HEALTH TALK: 12 health rules you can bend

September 5, 2012 | Comments: 8

Eight glasses of water, five to seven servings of fruits and veggies, eight hours of sleep. Just keeping track of health recommendations can be exhausting, let alone ...

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HEALTH TALK: Erectile dysfunction

HEALTH TALK: Erectile dysfunction

August 29, 2012 | Comments: 5

I suspect that this is a major problem for many men. So let’s get a head start, so you know how to deal with it if or when it occurs. WHAT IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION ...

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HEALTH TALK: Common adult skin problems

HEALTH TALK: Common adult skin problems

August 15, 2012 | Comments: 8

Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may be the result ...

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HEALTH TALK: What Type 2 diabetes does to your health

HEALTH TALK: What Type 2 diabetes does to your health

August 8, 2012 | Comments: 10

WHAT IS TYPE 2 DIABETES Type 2 diabetes strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms can be subtle. In fact, about one out of three people with Type 2 diabetes ...

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HEALTH TALK: Let your liver live

HEALTH TALK: Let your liver live

August 1, 2012 | Comments: 8

Today, we’re going to talk about CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER.  The fact is, if your liver doesn’t live, and live well, neither can you.  What do you expect, after ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about constipation

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about constipation

July 25, 2012 | Comments: 17

MYTH: YOU SHOULD HAVE A BOWEL MOVEMENT EVERYDAY What is “normal” varies from person to person. Some people go three times a day; others, three times a week. ...

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