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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the relationship between stress and cardiovascular disease?

A:

Stress has been shown in recent research to be a major contributor to the development of heart attacks. One known impact of stress is to raise blood pressure in individuals, and ensuring your stress is under control is a significant step towards improving your overall health. Your physician can help you with stress reduction strategies, and you may also choose to consult with other health professionals, such as massage therapists or exercise specialists who can help round out your stress management plan.

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Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What causes obesity?

A:

There are a number of factors that can lead to weight gain and obesity. Some of these factors you can control, and some of them you cannot change. Things like your family history, your eating and activity patterns, as well as how much sleep you get all can influence changes in your weight.

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What Are The Causes of Obesity?

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is non-melanoma skin cancer?

A:

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, and it starts in the common type of skin cells called the keratinocytes. The common types of non-melanoma skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell cancers. In general terms, non-melanoma skin cancers have a higher rate of successful treatment.

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Differentiating between Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers