Browsing Month February, 2012

Stop Smoking

By wisequack at February 26, 2012 | 1:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Firefighters are Fit

By wisequack at February 26, 2012 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

Firefighters are Fit

Although it would appear that Mr. October in the latest edition of your local charity fundraiser firefighter calendar is a picture of health, looks may be deceiving.  Unfortunately, packed behind the pectorals, lies a heart that may not be marching to a happy beat.  According to research out of the University of Kansas, firefighters are at risk of developing premature more...

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WiseQuacks Are Bush Surgeons

By wisequack at February 26, 2012 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

WiseQuacks Are Bush Surgeons

Did you know that the WiseQuacks (Dr. Dave and Dr. Rob) just returned to civilization after volunteering to work as the only doctors on a remote island in the South Pacific?  No...it wasn’t because we were kicked out of Canada and had to practice our brand of bush medicine on the other side of the world.  We were on the island of Tanna in the country of Vanuatu (a more...

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More Image Problems

By wisequack at February 19, 2012 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

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Is Chocolate Healthy?

By wisequack at February 19, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

Is Chocolate Healthy?

Must diets always be given harsh sounding K-type names like PritiKin, AtKins and Kellogg Special KKK? Would diets not be more enticing if they used kinder, gentler soothing sounds such as Nestle, Tootsie Roll and Peppermint Patty? “I’m here to see Dr. Wonka about starting the Hershey diet.” Too busy advising a boring diet of high fibre, low fat, fruits, more...

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Jelly Roll Model

By wisequack at February 19, 2012 | 1:52 pm | 0 Comment

Jelly Roll Model

Should we as doctors be healthy role models to our youth? If we aren’t should we lose our jobs? Recently a raft of rather rotund doctors in Austria’s state-run clinics with a BMI (body mass index) over 25 received letters telling them to shape up or they’re fired! Fired for being fat. Fired for being a roll model. One in three kids in North America are more...

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Old People Have No Taste

By wisequack at February 19, 2012 | 1:50 pm | 0 Comment

Old People Have No Taste

Did you know that as we get older we start to lose our taste as witnessed by the tendency to wear checked sweaters and plaid pants ...but we also lose the sensation of taste.  Although we are born with over 9,000 taste buds, as we ripen, the number of these tongue sensors decrease leaving us with less than half that number later in life.  As well, by the age of more...

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People Who Wear Glasses Are Smarter

By wisequack at February 19, 2012 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

People Who Wear Glasses Are Smarter

Quite often when we look at a person wearing glasses we automatically assume that they must be an intelligent individual but are they really smarter?  Researchers in Singapore studied whether there was an association between level of intelligence and the likelihood of being myopic or nearsighted. The results indicated a 4-fold increased risk of needing eyeglasses in more...

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Diagnostic Imaging

By wisequack at February 15, 2012 | 1:05 am | 0 Comment

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A Real Groiner

By wisequack at February 15, 2012 | 1:03 am | 0 Comment

A Real Groiner

There are few things I enjoy more than playing hockey. Actually I’m a little deeper than that. I also enjoy watching hockey, table hockey, roller hockey, playing hooky, Stompin Tom, hockey gear, hockey pools and Jello. But I, like many of you, am not as young as I was a year ago. This means I must now resort to wilier tactics such as tripping, slashing, blaming more...

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