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How Do You Treat Food Poisoning?

Most of us have experienced food poisoning at one point or another in our lives. For the lucky few who haven’t, it’s always good to be prepared. And for those of you who don’t really know what food poisoning is, here’s a little food poisoning cheat sheet! Food poisoning happens when an unlucky...

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What Types Of Sugars Are Bad For You?

Sweets are always a favourite, especially to children. You may remember your childhood days that were filled with sweets and candies. Even more so today, we have a very wide choice of sweets to treat you and your family. But, it is wise to choose the “good” sweets and trying avoid going for the...

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Current News

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

NEW YORK — A federal advisory panel is recommending a new vaccine against hepatitis B. The vaccine called Heplisav-B (HEHP’-lih-sav BEE’) was licensed in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. Hepatitis B vaccines have been in childhood shots for decades. The new...

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Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. The proposed regulations would expand an alternative to the comprehensive medical plans required under...

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British Columbia to eliminate medical service plan premiums in 2020

VICTORIA — A premium long viewed as a financial irritant in British Columbia that is paid by individuals and families for health care will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020. The provincial government had already announced it was cutting medical service plan premiums in half on Jan. 1, 2018, and in the...

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Highlights of Tuesday’s British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — Highlights of British Columbia’s 2018-19 budget presented Tuesday: — Effective Wednesday, a tax on foreign homebuyers increases by $5,000 to $20,000 and expands from Metro Vancouver to include homes in the Victoria-area, the Fraser Valley, the central Okanagan district in the...

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Flu-like Symptoms and Rash with Fever

Patient: I first started having flu-like symptoms 4 days ago. Fever ranging from 100-102.8, every hour it seems to change. At 9am it could be 100.2, at 10am it could be 99 then at 11am it could be 102, all without fever reducer. I also have body aches, severe headache around eyes and at temples...

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Tongue has white coating which can peel off

Patient: Hello, I’m an 18 year old caucasian female. Today I was brushing my teeth about 30 minutes ago and  I noticed that I had white coating on my tongue and I could peel it off as well. I was on Yahoo Answers that it could be from eating too much sweets. I did eat a bag of jolly ranchers...

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