Hamilton family physician, Mac prof, launches app to help patients with stress-related illness.

Starting today, the 88% of 18-to-24-year-old Canadians who experience uncomfortable levels of stress will be prescribed a new app for iPhone® and Android® by downtown Hamilton family physician, Dr. Richard Tytus. The free app, named Cure Stress, contains guided audio programs that lead the listener through a unique meditative exercise.

"60-80% of issues presented to family doctors are stress related. Cure Stress acts as a tool for physicians to help patients deal with these issues," says Dr. Tytus, who also trains incoming family physicians at McMaster University. "Patients regularly tell me how their relationships with family and co-workers are improving. One woman credited the exercise with helping her quit after 35 years of smoking."

Cure Stress app highlights

  • Quick seven-minute audio guides the listener through the unique technique
  • Access to longer instructional audio (up to 60 min. in length) available
  • Endorsed by healthcare professionals and used since 1960

Cure Stress is available on the App Store and Google Play for free. Additional audio programs are available for purchase within the app with all proceeds supporting the nonprofit organization, Foundation of Human Understanding. Cure Stress is designed for iPhone and Android phones.

Posted on October 22, 2014

“Is exercise ever too much for the heart?”

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Is there such a thing as too much exercise for the heart?

Dr. Tytus was recently interviewed for Glow Magazine through the Becel Centre for Heart Health. You can find the section in the March edition of Glow Magazine, currently on newsstands, or view the magazine online, or read the section below.

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Posted on February 4, 2014 in Articles and Tips,Speaking Engagements

Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trial

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Do you have type 2 diabetes? Do you live within a reasonable driving distance to Hamilton? If so, visit our study website for more information. You could be eligible to participate in a type 2 diabetes clinical trial. I, Dr. Tytus, am the primary investigator on this trial and will ensure you are taken well care of during the whole process. If you can answer YES to the following questions, you are one step closer to taking control of your type 2 diabetes and your life!

  • Are you over 18 years old?
  • Have you had type 2 diabetes for at least 6 months?
  • Are you currently being treated with a once daily insulin?
  • Do you have high blood sugar?
  • Are you currently being treated with metformin?

If you answered yes to all five questions above, you may be eligible to participate in my clinical trial in Hamilton. Visit the website above to take a very short survey, or call us at (905) 545-1376 ext. 215 and ask for my study coordinator, Christine.

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Posted on December 10, 2013 in Office Announcements

2013 Fall Flu Clinic

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The 2013 flu shot clinic for Dr. Tytus, Dr. Metcalfe and Dr. Whyte patients is coming up! The date and time of the flu clinic is below:

Wednesday October 23 2013 — 8am to 2pm

Patients must bring their valid healthcard to the clinic.

Posted on October 15, 2013 in Office Announcements

If you’re struggling with stress you’re not alone

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The American Academy of Family Physicians conducted a study in 1988 that discovered that 75% to 90% of patient visits to their family physician are for stress-related complaints. Stress manifests itself in so many different ways. Stress can present itself as depression and anxiety; it can cause or worsen high blood pressure, cholesterol, insomnia… There are many health issues that are related to stress, but the question is, how do you deal with stress?

On Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013, come join me at a public lecture about how to deal with stress at McMaster University. Tickets are $10 and the event is almost sold out. To learn more and to register, visit https://curestress.ca

For more resources on stress, please look at PatientStress.com.

Posted on July 13, 2013 in Articles and Tips,Office Announcements,Speaking Engagements

Researching the latest potential asthma treatments

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My study coordinators and I are investigating the latest potential asthma treatments at my office in Downtown Hamilton. I invite you to learn more about this clinical trial here. You can also take an online quiz to see if you are eligible to participate in the study. Thank you for your interest! —Dr. T

Posted on July 11, 2013 in Office Announcements

Smoking Cessation with Dr. Rick Tytus

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23% of people smoke in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Tytus is interviewed about smoking cigarettes, its effects, and what you can do to quit.

Your Hamilton, Your Health is a video series created by expert physicians in Hamilton. Each month a new video will be created which will provide Hamiltonians and beyond with quick tips and information on important health issues.

Posted on April 24, 2013 in Articles and Tips


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