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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is good and bad cholesterol?

A:

There are two main types of cholesterol in the body. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is commonly referred to as bad cholesterol, as it contributes to fatty deposits in the arteries. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as good cholesterol, as it has a heart protecting function.

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How Do You Lower Cholesterol?

Dr. Kam Shojania

Dr. Kam Shojania

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the relationship between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis?

A:

Smoking is known to cause difficulty in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Smoking can increase your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis seven-fold. It is essential that you quit smoking if you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Your rheumatologist and physician can discuss resources to support you in quitting, and take any other medications into consideration to provide you with appropriate options.

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Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

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

What complications can be caused by ear infections?

A:

There are a few issues that can arise from ear infections, however they are not very common. The ear drum can rupture, which can instantly relieve the pressure and pain of the ear infection. In children that have frequent ear infections, some hearing loss or impairment can also be seen.

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Childrens Ear Infections