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Back to School: Some Other Suggestions

An ounce of prevention now can prevent all sorts of problems throughout the school year. Read more...

Double Dipping: Please Don't!

Ever since the famous Seinfeld episode in 1993, the question has stimulated vigorous debate: is it safe to double dip? Read more...

DR. MITCH: Back to School: Part 1

Typically every year I take this opportunity to remind people about the preschool visit to the kid’s doc; the update of any vaccines etc; and, the need to take precautions to make your child’s knapsack manageable and safe by reducing the load. Ok, done. Now I’d like to focus on an aspect of the return to school that often gets forgotten. Read more...

DR. MITCH: Can You Prevent Alzheimer's?

A series of studies just presented at an International Alzheimer's conference in Toronto, are encouraging. In one, the authors we able to show that jobs that require complex thinking provided protection even when the participants ate the typical Western diet high in processed food and red meat. Read more...

DR. MITCH: Does full-time work hurt your brain?

You Should Only Work 25-30 Hours a Week, Really? Read more...

DR. MITCH: How Can You Cope With The Summer Heat?

Summer is finally here. However with the sun comes the heat and humidity which can be dangerous to anyone, not just the elderly or people with underlying medical conditions. Our summer is so short that it would be a crime not to enjoy every moment of it. The key is to be wise and take the necessary precautions. Read more...

DR. MITCH: How safe is your daily coffee fix?

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has just changed its 1991 classification of coffee. Read more...


DR. MITCH: Marijuana, Safe?

In our present legislative environment where marijuana will soon be more easily available, the natural assumption is that it must be safe. That is not entirely true. A parallel to alcohol is worth considering. Read more...

Maybe you don't have a cold: could it be a seasonal allergy?

Are you wondering why you have the sniffles and it seems to last forever? Feels like a cold doesn't it with the runny eyes, maybe a bit of a tickle at the back of your throat. Perhaps you're sneezing, coughing. But if you don't have a fever and it seems to start around the same time every year, what you may actually be suffering from is a seasonal allergy! Read more...