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Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC,
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is osteoarthritis?

A:

Osteoarthritis is a form of degenerative arthritis, meaning it gradually gets worse over time. The most commonly affected areas in the body by osteoarthritis are the hands, the hips and the knees. Osteoarthritis is more prevalent in aging individuals, however younger adults can also develop osteoarthritis.

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Symptoms and Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

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

How often should I see my doctor if I have COPD?

A:

One of the main goals in treating your COPD is understanding what could be causing your flares and how to prevent them from happening. By seeing your doctor regularly, this can be reviewed, along with your medications. The general rule of thumb for COPD patients is to see their doctor twice a year.

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is cervical cancer?

A:

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the cervix in women. The cervix is in between the bottom of the uterus and the top of the vagina, and separates the two. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV).

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Cervical Cancer in Women