• 31 OCT 14
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    HEART DISEASE, PART 3

    Testing, 1,2,3, testing: How we’re getting better at discovering heart disease Back in my first blog post about heart disease, I introduced you to Phil, a healthy patient who, in my experience, had few symptoms that suggested his risk of a heart attack was particularly high yet who, we discovered, eventually needed emergency angioplasty to

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    • 28 OCT 14
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    HEART DISEASE, PART 2

    The risks for heart disease beyond cholesterol: Why we should pay more attention to inflammation and stress In my last blog post, I introduced you to heart disease—the number one killer of North American adults. I also asked why 30 years of war in the media and doctors’ offices against cholesterol and high-fat diets seem to

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    • 02 OCT 14
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    HEART DISEASE, PART 1

    Phil’s Story: Why clogged arteries are still killing us Three years ago, a 55-year-old patient came to see me for a routine medical. I’ll call him Phil. Phil had slightly elevated LDL “bad cholesterol,” a somewhat higher than normal coronary artery calcium score (this checks for early calcium buildup in arteries), and a family history

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    • 02 OCT 14
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    November MBSR Course

    Are you too busy and too distressed to find the time to de-stress? Let us help! P3 Health is pleased to offer a condensed MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course – the first of its kind in Toronto. Based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s program and his book “Full Catastrophe Living”, MBSR is now a standardized,

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