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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
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Why do more men die from heart disease than women?

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It is commonly thought that more men die from heart disease than women, but the reverse is actually true. The main difference between the genders is that women tend to present with heart disease symptoms later in life than men, about 8-10 years later on average.

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Age-Related Heart Disease Risk

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How many calories does muscle burn?

A:

Muscle in your body burns calories at a faster rate than the other tissues in your body, like fat. One pound of muscle would burn about 50 calories a day without doing anything. Of course, if you are moving and active regularly, your muscles will burn more calories.

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Muscle Mass & Weight Control in Regards to Diabetes and Obesity

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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What can I use to help with nicotine withdrawal?

A:

If you are trying to quit smoking, nicotine withdrawal is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. In order to help you be successful in your attempt, there are several products available for you to consider. These include gum, latches and inhalers, as well as some prescription medication. You can speak with your doctor about what might work best for you.

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Smoking and Nicotine Replacement Therapy