Dr. Mitch can only provide general medical insights. He cannot counsel you on your own particular case. Information about a specific individual's medical condition can only properly be managed by a health care professional who has examined that person and done a proper evaluation. Furthermore, Dr. Mitch will not be able to respond to individual requests for referral or diagnosis or management or to provide a second opinion. His intent is to help people know more about medicine and science so that they can ask their health care professional the right questions and make more informed decisions with respect to their health. You should consult with your health care professional before following any of Dr. Mitch's advice to confirm that it is appropriate for you.

 

DR. MITCH - What To Do To Stay Awake

Almost all of us are sleep deprived to some degree. Unfortunately you can’t really make up for it by sleeping in on the weekends. So how to cope? Read more...

DR. MITCH - 5 Healthy Habits for 2016

With the new year, comes New Year's resolutions. Here are some suggestions to help you have a healthier 2016. Read more...

DR. MITCH: Breakfast of Champions?

Everyone says you need to eat breakfast to lose weight but is that true? Just because everyone says so....... Read more...

DR. MITCH - Generic vs. Brand Name

Welcome to the first blog of the New Year! Here's wishing everyone all the very best for 2016.
 
When you're buying a pharmaceutical product, whether over-the-counter or by prescription, you may have the choice of getting one that has a brand name or a so called "generic" (or "no-name" version). Is there a difference (beyond the cost!)?
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DR. MITCH - Worried about what to do if you drink too much this holiday season?

Worried about what to do if you drink too much this holiday season?  All you need is 140 Australian dollars and a ticket to The Land Down Under. There’s a clinic in Sydney, Australia that's opened just in time for the holidays that offers to cure your hangover.  By the way, there are clinics that are a lot closer making the same claims: one in New York City and even a travelling hangover treating bus in Las Vegas. But do they work?  Read more...

DR.MITCH - Anti-Ageing

Is Ageing Treatable? Could you live to 120? Read more...

DR. MITCH - Is your doc missing you stroke?

A recent report may be scaring some of you. The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) provides Canadian doctors with malpractice protection. Read more...

DR. MITCH - HIV part 2.

Let’s follow-up on the previous blog on HIV: what’s the difference between HIV, being HIV positive and AIDS. Read more...

DR. MITCH - HIV, How is it spread?

With the recent revelation that a famous Hollywood celebrity is HIV positive, the question of what is HIV, how it’s spread and what’s the difference between being HIV positive and having AIDS have been in the news. Read more...

DR. MITCH - Flu Vaccination Pros and Cons

I'm often asked whether someone should get the flu vaccine or not. Obviously I can't tell an individual person whether it is right for them as I don't know their full medical history but to enable you to make a better decision here are the facts: Read more...