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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Elder sports
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A wide range of adaptive sports, sometimes referred to as disabled sports or parasports, are well known to all who watch the Paralympic Games or the more recent Invictus and Warrior Games. Apart from the rehabilitative... Read More

Doctor, you are not alone
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Lynn Holden, MD (UBC 1974) killed herself on 1 December 2015. She was 67 years old. Her family remembers her as a generous, kind, vibrant person, an accomplished baker, highland dancer, trumpet player, pianist, and poet... Read More

Statue of Gassy Jack in Gastown, Vancouver, BC
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I was searching for historical material for a Labour Day blog post when I discovered that there are walking tours in Vancouver focusing on working class life and labor history—commemorating the importance of labor... Read More

It's time for chromotherapy
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Since the early 1990s we have shaped our medical practices in various ways, such as with evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, narrative medicine, evolutionary medicine, personalized medicine, and precision... Read More

Performing C-sections on request
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I always thought that the primum non nocere injunction to physicians came from the fertile minds of Galen or Hippocrates, but I discovered that the elegant English version, first, do no harm, is attributed to Dr Thomas... Read More

BCMJ, 60 years
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Happy 60th birthday to the writers, editors, designers, and all others who create the BC Medical Journal! This journal forms a common bond for the doctors of our province. In addition to presenting valued medical... Read More

advances in modern medical technology
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Recently I have been reading about the not-too-distant future when our toilet tissue will give us a reading on the microbial chemicals in our intestines, with recommendations of foods that we should eat to correct for... Read More

Celebrating health holidays
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Hungarian being my mother tongue, I often wonder about the use of certain words in my adopted English language. With the approach of the summer season, I took interest in the word holiday. In the Hungarian language... Read More

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