Browsing Month March, 2012

Oprah Called… Dr Dave!

By wisequack at March 31, 2012 | 8:37 pm | 0 Comment

Oprah Called… Dr Dave!

Oprah: Is this Dr. Dave, from Canada? Dr Dave: Depends. Is this Revenue Canada from Canada? Oprah: This is Oprah Winfrey. I’ll get right to it. Oz is skipping on down the yellow brick road somewhere over the rainbow. Besides, he’s a cardiologist and as such we figure he knows little of common topics like toenail fungus. We happened to see one of your more...

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Fun Guy

By wisequack at March 31, 2012 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment

Fun Guy

1.The commonest complaint heard in a doctor's office is: (choose one) a. "My back hurts" b. "I've got a rash" c. "I have an acutely inflamed neuralgia involving the 2nd branch of the 5th cranial nerve" d. "Doctor, you're standing on my broken foot." The correct answer is b. 2. Which irritating skin condition is more common? a. measles rash b. toenail fungus c. more...

Featured , Medical Articles

Spastic Dave

By wisequack at March 6, 2012 | 10:39 am | 0 Comment

Spastic Dave

I am sitting in Mrs. Krongrad's Grade 11 English class, trying not to be distracted by the massive barnacle rooted to her chin, anchoring an antenna-like 28 inch hair. As she is discussing the witches of Macbeth as though they were colleagues, I am suddenly horrified to glance down and realize that I've come to school today without getting dressed!!! I am sitting more...

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Too Much Time on The Computer Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By wisequack at March 4, 2012 | 1:07 pm | 0 Comment

Too Much Time on The Computer Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Although carpal tunnel syndrome seems to be a problem that is more common since the invention of the computer, evidence suggests that there isn’t a correlation between pecking away at a keyboard all day and the development of this condition.  In this disorder, the median nerve becomes pinched at the wrist crease leading to pain, numbness and tingling affecting the more...

Featured , Hits & Myths

Bloodletting is Still Being Practiced

By wisequack at March 4, 2012 | 1:06 pm | 0 Comment

Bloodletting is Still Being Practiced

Did you know that in some parts of this planet, bloodletting is still an acceptable treatment for a variety of health ailments?  Despite this practice falling out of favour many moons ago in North America, the art of releasing the ‘bad blood’ is particularly common in the South Pacific.  In fact, the WiseQuacks witnessed this therapy during our recent volunteer more...

Did You Know? , Featured

Sleep Apnea

By wisequack at March 4, 2012 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment

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