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Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the relationship between Vitamin D and bone strength?

A:

Vitamin D does have benefits on bone health. Vitamin D enables calcium to be brought into your bones which supports the strength of your bones. Vitamin D also supports the strength and health of your muscles, which can help protect your bones as well. Stronger muscles lead to less chance of bone injuries from a fall or accident.

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What is The Importance of Vitamin D

Dr. Tasha Bienert

Dr. Tasha Bienert

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What birth control options are currently available for women?

A:

There are several birth control options out there and your doctor can help you decide which is the best for you. The birth control pill is still a very common method, and the pills have changed quite a bit over the past few decades so the hormone dosages in them are fairly low. An IUD is another option and there are newer types available. Condoms are also widely recommended. Obviously, you need to figure out the best choice for you given your current health status and situation, and realize that different types require different reliable use by the user so you can get the information you need from your doctor.

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Birth Control and Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

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

Do all cat bites require treatment?

A:

If you have a superficial cat bite that has not broken the skin, you likely do not require treatment. However, cat bites easily puncture the skin so it is a good idea to have it checked out to prevent infection. 

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How to Treat a Cat Bite