Category Archives: Illness

Health Checks: Does Anyone Need An Annual Physical?

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Do most of us need an annual health check at the doctor’s office? You may think this to be a very silly question, especially coming from me a family doctor who constantly discusses preventive medicine in my articles. I love to see my patients every year just to check in and make sure they are living a healthy lifestyle, as well as to offer a “medical tune up.” Most of my colleagues as well as patients also seem to feel that their annual health checks are helpful.… Read the rest

Holiday Travel: Is Your First Aid Kit Ready?

Another holiday season is rapidly approaching, and most of you made flight and hotel reservations months ago — but have you spent equal efforts preparing for good health on your hard earned holiday? Each holiday season I see a massive rush of patients in my hospital just a few days before their vacations, looking for travel medicines and advice.… Read the rest