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Diagnosed with diabetes? Time to put your “big boy” panties on!

March 27, 2014

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Yesterday alone, I counselled 3 newly diagnosed diabetes patients under the age of 30. They were teary, scared, confused and felt almost hopeless. In addition to showing them how to “painlessly” prick their finger, and suggesting ways to get over the gag reflex of seeing their own blood; reassuring them that they could still live […]

Anxious about your colonoscopy? You don’t have to be

March 18, 2014

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Let’s face it, when most of us see or hear the word “colonoscopy” our butt cheeks clench involuntarily. Most of my patients complain that one of the worst things about turning 50, is the thought of going in for this particular procedure (you will probably need one earlier than 50, if you have a family […]

An easy understanding of the Affordable Care Act

August 13, 2013

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By now, we should all be familiar with the term Affordable Care Act also known as “Obamacare“. However there is a host of us that have no idea what its all about, and cannot be bothered to waddle through the technical jargon. I have therefore decided to compile a layman’s summary of how the Affordable Care […]