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Could you have Glaucoma?

It is World Glaucoma Week Why do we care? Because Glaucoma is a preventable cause of blindness. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease which affects the nerve at the back of the eye- the optic nerve. The damage is usually caused by increased pressure in the eye. Think of a candle which is burning: You […]

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Let Me De-Influence You

What don’t you need to do: We are bombarded by rubbish health claims on the internet or even by so called professionals. This is even more so on Insta, Tik Tok and Facebook where “Influencers” are paid big money to promote products and services. It is refreshing to hear of a new trend of “de-influencers” […]

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Your Health Should be Part of Your Pension Plan

The old adage “Work hard, play hard is a good one…but not at the expense of your health.   What is the point of killing yourself to pay into a pension plan, to drop dead of a heart attack when you retire at 65? Or worse, get a stroke and be bed bound and your pension […]

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Gout: How to Avoid and Treat it this Holiday Season

He was pacing in my waiting room, holding his red, swollen wrist and roaring at everyone like a wounded bear. This normally jovial and mild mannered gentleman was suffering from an extremely painful joint affliction called “Gout.”  As it was the week before Christmas, I doubted he would be the last patient with Gout this […]

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The History of “Botox”: How a Deadly Poison became a Mainstream Beauty Treatment

You asked and I listened: I just returned from the UK where I completed an Advanced Botox and Filler Course. It was fascinating. So thank you for the suggestion. So, what did I learn? Well, I always knew that “Botox” had some medical uses. But the story of how a deadly poison became the darling […]

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Deworming Debunked.

It’s August and we’ve begun to hear the ads on the radio and Tv for “de-worming medicine” Here’s Dr Solomon on the evidence about why we should or should not be giving worm medicine to our children if they are well and do not have symptoms.”How many of us Trinidadians are accustomed to our grandmother, […]

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It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Day If you have symptoms of Lung cancer like a persistent unexplained cough, unexplained weight loss or unexplained hoarseness then it’s fine for your Doctor to do a Chest X-ray  to see if you might have lung cancer, but if it’s normal, you should go on to have a CT Scan […]

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