Physician

We Need to Curb Our Use of Antibiotics

Brian W. Rotenberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living
Brian W. Rotenberg

The overwhelming majority of these incredibly common infections are caused by viruses -- that is, they will not respond to antibiotics -- so I don't routinely offer antibiotic treatments. When patients hear they won't be getting an antibiotic many become surprised and often upset. I then spend time counselling them about why antibiotics are, in most cases, the wrong treatment choice.

Similar Pharmaceutical Drugs Are Not Always the Same

Linda Wilhelm | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living
Linda Wilhelm

Biologics are large molecule medicines that are so intricate that manufacturers develop them using unique, biological processes. But as patents expire for established biologic drugs, newer treatments are now entering the Canadian marketplace called Subsequent Entry Biologics. SEBs are similar, but not the same as biologics.

10 Morning Tips to Increase Your Productivity

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

Your morning routine can ultimately determine your overall productivity. People who start off their day in a systematic stress-free manner are generally very productive people. Below is a list of 10 steps I use every morning to help increase my productivity.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy is Not Cheating

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada
Dr Mike Hart

Testosterone replacement therapy has been demonized by many as cheating and unnatural. Some experts claim that testosterone replacement therapy can have detrimental health effects and that testosterone should be avoided under any circumstance. Replacing a hormone that is produced naturally in the body can significantly improve overall quality of life and should not be overshadowed by guilt.

How to Reform -- And Improve! -- Our Health Care

David Gratzer | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

Federal politicians promise more funding for the Canadian health-care system. But there's limited evidence that the sort of massive infusions of cash seen in recent years are making a material difference -- except that providers make better coin.