Health News Update on Diabetes

Did you know that November was Diabetes month? Here are some facts you might want to know about this disease and how to manage it. Type 2 Diabetics have high blood glucose levels due to decreased insulin or the body is unable to use insulin properly. It is seen most often in middle-aged and older adults but can occur in young people. Type 2 diabetes is treated […] Read More

Do you have what it takes to be a Leader?

Last weekend I attended the first Harvard Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare conference. It was without a doubt a rousing success. I have never before been in the company of so many dynamic, intelligent, caring and forward thinking individuals. Each speaker was unique and contributed insights that I had not been […] Read More

Health Tip for the Day- Is Breast Cancer Overdiagnosed?

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis: A New Estimate in NEJM By Nick Mulcahy  Medscape Radiology October 12, 2016 The overdiagnosis of breast cancer via mammography screening is “larger than is generally recognized,” conclude the authors of a new analysis online October 12published  in the New England Journal of Medicine. An overdiagnosis of breast cancer refers to a tumor detected […] Read More

Giving Thanks

The gratitude exercise is one of my favourites.  Expressing gratitude boosts optimism and a positive outlook.  Each morning or night I write down at least 3 different things that I am grateful for. Autumn is my favourite season and I am thankful for the extended warm weather we had this year. I am very thankful to spend tomorrow with […] Read More

How To Handle Unsolicited Advice

How to Handle Unsolicited Advice Written By Alana Karran We’ve all been there, from the stranger in the grocery store line to the family member that always knows better, to the colleague that needs to show everyone up, unsolicited advice comes in many forms. So what to do? How do you manage this unrequested guidance […] Read More

Daily Health Tip- Be Breast Density Aware this October

In 2009, the USPSTF (United States Preventative Task Force) published new recommendations that differed significantly from those of the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The USPSTF stated for women between the ages of 40-49 years “recommends against routine screening mammography.” Instead, […] Read More

The User’s Guide to Medical Compression Stockings

Medical compression stockings offer a natural option to help minimize blood pooling, fainting, lightheadedness, brain fog, muscle pain and tachycardia associated with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and other forms of orthostatic hypotension caused by dysautonomia. Today’s compression stockings are not those of our grandmother’s! New designer colors and open toe options allow for more […] Read More