Sex education and contraception: Long School Holidays and festivities
October 18, 2017
Like many moms of teen girls, Grace is struggling with whether to put her 15-year-old daughter on birth control pills. It's not that she wants her daughter to be sexually active; it's that, as she explains, "She's started to see a 17-year-old boy a lot. . . . I don't want her think I don't trust her to be careful with this boy, but I think contraception is a good idea and this needs to be addressed."Read more .....
Surviving domestic violence during pregnancy
October 2, 2017
Pregnancy can cause stress in any relationship, and it's a common trigger of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of assault and coercive behavior, including physical, sexual and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion that adults use against their partners.Read more .....
Watch your BMI for healthy living
September 20, 2017
Body mass index, simply shortened to BMI, is a familiar term to the health conscious. It is a representation of healthy weight in proportion to height, indirectly measuring the amount of fat in your body.It is important to realize that BMI changes with age, sex, race and level of athleticism.The ideal BMI is between 19 and 25, levels increasingly out of range are associated with recognized health risks.Read more .....
Healthcare Worker Drug and Substance Abuse Problem
August 21, 2017
What happens when those who care for you have trouble caring for themselves? “I recently joined a communal, long- standing practice of a well-respected practitioner in a small town. A few months ago, I noticed (and so did several staff members) his increasingly erratic and unprofessional behaviour. When I confronted him about these changes, he claimed that he had been under severe personal and family stress, but everything was coming together. Since our initial discussion things have taken a turn for the worse ... patients have complained about his rude and abrupt manner, he often does not turn up for scheduled patient appointments………. Should I report him? A colleague wondered aloud!Read more .....
The best of times to see your doctor
August 2, 2017
Health care is a 24/7 business. After all, illnesses don’t choose when to strike. It can be any day of the week, and any time of the day. Whenever you have been unwell, am sure you have just made your way to the doctor’s and expected optimal attention regardless of the time or day of the week. For most cases all goes well, and your doctor seems to always function at their best regardless of the timing of your arrival.Read more .....