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Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is methotrexate?

A:

Methotrexate is commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis. It is usually the first medication considered in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis , and it is very effective in treating symptoms. You can take methotrexate by oral form once a week, or it can be injected. Your rheumatologist may prescribe methotrexate, perhaps along with other medications, for your inflammatory arthritis.

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Methotrexate and Prednisone for Inflammatory Diseases

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Does pre-diabetes always lead to diabetes?

A:

No, having pre-diabetes does not necessarily mean you will end up with full-blown diabetes. That being said, if you have risk factors that are causing pre-diabetes and you do nothing to treat these with your doctor's suggestions, you are likely to end up with a diabetes diagnosis. However, if you work hard to correct some of the risks factors causing your pre-diabetes (such as weight loss, and better diet and activity), it is possible to reverse the risk and correct your pre-diabetes.

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Pre-Diabetes Treatment

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How do you catch pneumonia?

A:

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a bacterial infection, and very similarly to a cough, or a cold or a flu, this type of infection can be spread via the air. Airborne droplets when someone coughs or sneezes, or if there’s secretions that someone comes into contact to, these are the methods in which you can acquire a pneumococcal infection.

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Adult Vaccination and the Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine