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Aesthetic Medicine in the Age of Social Media

Aesthetic Medicine in the Age of Social Media

Aesthetic Medicine in the Age of Social MediaBeauty and sex appeal has historically been an important part of being a woman. Cleopatra was described as “a woman of surpassing beauty” and is portrayed by Hollywood as a glamorous seductress. When I was a teenager I was...

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Pharma Influence in Medicine

Pharma Influence in Medicine

Pharma Influence in MedicinePharmaceutical companies are known to be among the most profitable companies in the world. They influence politics, policy, sponsor clinical trials, professional guidelines, and affect prescribing practices. Marketing is disguised as...

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The Power of Sleep & Why We Sleep

The Power of Sleep & Why We Sleep

The Power of Sleep and Why We SleepIn his book, Why We Sleep, renowned sleep scientist Matthew Walker discusses everything you need to know about what a better night’s sleep can do for your life and how to prioritize it. Dr Anna discusses what she has learned from his...

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The Power of Habits

The Power of Habits

The Power of HabitsAdopting the right “habits” can have a life changing impact on success, health and happiness. Bad habits can be your biggest obstacles. What is the science behind how we can create better habits and shed the wrong ones?Did you know that coffee,...

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Eczema & Topical Steroid Addiction & Withdrawl

Eczema & Topical Steroid Addiction & Withdrawl

Eczema & Topical Steroid Addiction & WithdrawlTopical corticosteroid creams are commonly used to treat eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Some of the dangers of “episodic” care such as walk in clinics and telemedicine (Babylon Telus Health and other...

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Stress: the good, the bad & the ugly

Stress: the good, the bad & the ugly

Stress: the Good, the Bad & the UglyStress is a necessary part of life but too much of it leads to disease. Acutely stressful situations can increase our productivity, keep us alert, adjust to new situations and get the job done. Chronic stress contributes to...

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Understanding & Treating Melasma

Understanding & Treating Melasma

Understanding & Treating MelasmaHere at the clinic, we have many patients who suffer with melasma. Although melasma can be a lifelong struggle ... we want our patients to know there is hope and options! Melasma is a common skin condition where one gets...

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Resolving Iron Deficiency for Women

Resolving Iron Deficiency for Women

Resolving Iron Deficiency for WomenDid you know that Iron deficiency affects one-fourth of the world’s population? It's associated with chronic fatigue, impaired cognitive function, sallow dry skin, pruritus (itchiness), hyperpigmentation, and dry hair. Women often...

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The Truth about the Vampire Facial

The Truth about the Vampire Facial

The Truth about the Vampire FacialMany of our patients here at the clinic often ask us about the Vampire Facial, as a way to achieve lessening of fine lines and wrinkles, and to create a lifting of the skin.  We want to educate that a treatment like this is not going...

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Preventing & Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing & Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing & Reversing Type 2 DiabetesNew data has shown that one in three Canadians has diabetes or prediabetes, and those who are 20 years of age face a 50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes requires...

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Simplify your Skincare Routine

Simplify your Skincare Routine

Simplify your Skincare Routine What three steps are optional? If there’s one topic that Dr. Anna knows best, it's skincare and the overwhelm people feel about getting it right. Her goal is to help you simplify your skincare routine. Every day she receives questions...

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The problems with lubricants during intimacy

The problems with lubricants during intimacy

The problems with lubricants during intimacy.The average age for onset of menopause is 51 and menstruation stops between 45-55. One of the most common signs and side effects of going through menopause is vaginal dryness. As many as 90% of women don’t seek treatment...

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