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Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the downsides of vaccinations?

A:

Vaccinations are incredible tools to help prevent major disease outbreaks, and have been around for decades. Unfortunately, they work really well and many people have stopped thinking about how serious the illnesses are that these vaccines can prevent. For that reason, some people don't place as much importance on immunizing their children. Also, there is a lot of conflicting information out there, such as the study linking the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to autism, which has been discounted many times by other research.

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What are Vaccines and How Can They Protect Your Child?

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I stop snoring?

A:

If you have troubles with snoring, you should speak with your family doctor. There are many treatment options available, ranging from nasal strips through surgery. Depending on what is causing your snoring, this will guide the treatment plan. 

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Snoring and Sleep Disorders

Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What materials are used to replace a hip?

A:

When you replace a hip, there is a material placed over the ball of the hip and also one used to line the hip socket. For a long time, metal on plastic was used to recreate the hip joint. In the 90's, the materials shifted more toward polyethylene which shows less wear over time. There is also an option for ceramic to be used and may be appropriate for younger patients who need to live with this hip replacement for a much longer time. 

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Hip Replacement: Materials for Hip Ball and Socket Surgery