Quitting is Hard

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Here is an article from Ontario Medical Review that features Dr. Tytus’ role in “It’s Hamilton’s Time to Quit”. Read about how the campaign was started and see the poster that was distributed to Hamilton doctors and their patients.

Hamilton discovered it only takes anindividual to start smoking, but a com-munity to quit.

Read the article here!

Posted on March 12, 2012 in Articles and Tips

Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada

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We know little about how the 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management and prevention of obesity relate to Canadians’ weight management experiences or whether these experiences reflect the recommendations in the Guidelines.

This is the introduction to a journal article that Dr. Tytus has authored. It’s entitled, Weight management experiences of overweight and obese Canadian adults: findings from a national survey. Click on the link to read the article.

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Helping you reduce your stroke risk

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share with you this link to StrokeandAF, a resource website for Atrial Fibrillation.

Please let me know if the website has helped you. And if you’re a patient not familiar with AF, read Understanding atrial fibrillation.


Dr. Rick Tytus

Posted on January 12, 2012 in Articles and Tips

Breaking smoking’s ferocious grip

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It’s a safe bet that virtually everyone in Canada knows smoking is bad for your health. Many years of anti-smoking campaigns, and widespread prevention programs in schools, the workplace and in the community, have driven the message home that smoking is deadly.

In Ontario alone, smokers account for a half million days of acute hospital care annually. Thirty-five Ontarians die each day from tobacco-related illness, tallying 13,000 premature and avoidable deaths each year. Fully one-half of all smokers will die from smoking-related diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung disease.

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Posted on January 19, 2011 in Articles and Tips

Top 7 health concerns for men

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3 Hamilton Doctors, Dr.Walter Owsianik, Dr.Akbar Panju, and Dr. Richard Tytus were quoted in the following Toronto Star news article: Top 7 health concerns for men (June 17, 2010)

Posted on June 30, 2010 in Articles and Tips,Speaking Engagements

Try this! Dr. Tytus’ Horribly Healthy Breakfast Sludge

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Secret Recipe!

Tastes how it looks!

1/3 cup Large Flake Oatmeal
1/2 Scoop Protein Powder
1 cup Boiling Water
1 Handful of Blueberries
1-2 tbsp. Ground Flaxseeds

In a Large Wide Mouth, Hot Food Thermos, add Oatmeal & Protein Powder.
Pour in Boiling Water & Stir Well with Fork.
Add Blueberries & Close Thermos.
Wait 30 minutes.
Open Thermos, Add Flaxseeds & Stir Well.
Ready to Eat!

~Mmmm, Yummy~

Dr. Tytus cannot recommend any particular brand of anything, but this is what he uses:

-Quaker Oats, must be Large Flake

-Weider 90% Chocolate Protein Powder 600g size, available @ WalMart

Whole Flaxseeds, which are ground fresh before use, or
can be purchased already ground.
Keep refrigerated or frozen to maintain freshness.

Posted on May 1, 2009 in Articles and Tips

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