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Dr. Kam Shojania

Dr. Kam Shojania

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How common is rheumatoid arthritis?

A:

Rheumatoid arthritis is less common than other forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, and affects about 1 in 100 people. This disease typically affects more women than men, and tends to develop in middle age (between ages 40 and 60).

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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis and How Can It Affect You?

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Do I need an insulin pump?

A:

If you have diabetes, you may benefit from an insulin pump to help manage your blood sugar levels. Insulin pumps are not for everyone with diabetes and it depends on the type of diabetes you have. If you have diabetes and do not take insulin, you wouldn't need a pump at all. A growing number of people with Type I diabetes (and some with Type II) do have insulin pumps. You can ask your doctor or diabetes care team if you are a candidate for an insulin pump.

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Who Should be Considering an Insulin Pump?

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the treatment for an earache?

A:

Since ear infections tend to cause a considerable amount of pain and discomfort, the main goal of treatment of an earache is to relieve the pain. Your doctor will be able to help figure out the cause of your earache, and might have other treatment suggestions (i.e., antibiotics) if necessary.

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