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Dr. Cirelle K. Rosenblatt RPsych

Dr. Cirelle K. Rosenblatt RPsych

Advance Concussion Clinic
Psychologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How long does it take to recover from a stroke?

A:

Pinpointing a precise timeframe that you can expect when recovering from a stroke is difficult. There are many factors that will influence your recovery time, including what type of stroke you have suffered from and whether or not you have any physical or cognitive effects from the stroke. Your physician and health care team will help you understand your stroke and its effects in order to gauge recovery time.

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The Stroke Recovery Process

Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Does alcohol lower my risk of cardiovascular disease?

A:

With many components of your health, exercising moderation with your alcohol intake is recommended. It is possible to suffer from health consequences if you regularly consume alcohol in excess. However, there are some studies that suggest having up to two alcoholic drinks per day can actually have a positive effect in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. In order to be safe, it is best to ask your physician how much alcohol is recommended for your particular health status.

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Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

MD, EMBA,
Emergency Physician
New Westminster, BC
Q:

What are the various degrees of burns?

A:

There are three main categories burns are placed into. First degree burns result in redness of the skin. If you have a burn that is showing blisters on the skin, this is a second degree burn. In a third degree burn, the most serious kind, the skin will turn black. If you have burned yourself, and it is a second or third degree burn, you should get medical attention immediately.

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Treating Emergency Burns