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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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Lifespan vs Healthspan: The Science of Aging Part 1

Science has allowed us to keep you alive for longer but at what cost? I have had many conversations with my patients about this over the years, and everyone has a different perspective. From the fatalist 50 year old man with chronic disease: “Doc I feel I will die soon, because my father died at […]

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Here’s why you may NOT want to do a PSA

It’s Men’s Health Week So you’ll probably be getting all the information about why you should go for a “Prostate test” or PSA….but most people don’t tell you why you may decide, that  you do  not wish to do this. There is no right or wrong answer. Be warned: This is controversial. It’s controversial because doctors […]

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May is Health Vision Week

That beautiful thing above is your retina, or the back of your eye. The eyes are not just the windows to your soul, they tell us about a lot of other things in the body too. So, to celebrate May being Health Vision Month we thought we would highlight some of those things. People with […]

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National Impotence Day is Valentine’s Day

Forget the urban myth about the size of his shoes being an indicator of the size of his…Penis. Did you know that the penis tells you a lot about his heart health? Just like the heart needs healthy unclogged blood vessels to carry oxygen to it,  the penis needs healthy blood vessels to become erect…. […]

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Diabetic? What about Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 1st-30th April this Year. What do you need to do to prepare? Well, Islam says that  if you have diabetes you do not need to fast. However, some people with Diabetes might still like to fast. It may be safe, but the risks include high blood sugar leading to severe illness, extremely […]

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