Micardis – Beyond Blood Pressure Control

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Please check out the Micardis page and video on my website for valuable information related to the medication.

Posted on September 9, 2010 in Office Announcements

HALT THE SALT: HAMILTON ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

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Hamiltonians are getting a dose of much needed information about the dangers of salt in their diet.

Local physicians, pharmacists and dieticians are teaming up this International Salt Awareness Week to launch a Halt the Salt initiative.

Beginning this week, everyone who visits a doctor’s office or pharmacy to get a prescription will also get information on what they can do to reduce their salt intake.

“There are over 100,000 people in Hamilton alone that are suffering from high blood pressure,” said Dr. Richard Tytus, a family doctor and president of the Hamilton Academy of Medicine.

“This silent killer contributes to heart attack and stroke. If we can reduce the salt, we can help more than 30,000 Hamiltonians,” he said.

Healthy adults should have a daily maximum of 2,300 mg of sodium — about one teaspoon of table salt. But the average Canadian consumes 3,500 mg a day.

Just one extra teaspoon of salt can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 23 per cent, the academy says. Too much salt has also been linked to osteoporosis, stomach cancer, obesity and kidney disease.

Tips to lower salt intake include:

* Lower the amount of processed foods and fast food you eat.

* Ask your restaurant server to recommend low-sodium menu items.

* Eat more vegetables and fruits.

Posted on February 4, 2010 in Office Announcements

Warfarin-Nutrition and Supplement Information

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We just received this very succinct patient information handout on nutrition while taking Warfarin.  It’s a nice reminder to read:Patient Information Handout

Posted on January 10, 2010 in Office Announcements

Flu Shots

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H1N1 Flu Shots and Seasonal Flu Shots

are now available

without an appointment 

during regular office hours

EXCEPT

on Wednesdays 

or 

on Fridays after 11a.m.

Posted on December 9, 2009 in Office Announcements

Phone Changes

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We have a new feature offered on our Office Phone system:

 

To Leave a Message

for Appointment Cancellation

with

Dr. Tytus or Dr. Metcalfe

 

Please Press 201

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Our first shipment of H1N1 Vaccine has arrived for eligible individuals!

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OUR H1N1 FLU SHOT CLINICS WILL BE HELD ON:

 Wednesday November 11, 2009 @ 9a.m. to 1p.m.

AND

Friday November 13, 2009 @ 1p.m. to 4p.m.

Bring your health card
Must be a patient of Dr. Tytus or Dr. Metcalfe

We are currently focused on people at elevated risk of complications. 

There will be sufficient H1N1 vaccine available for everyone that needs and wants to be immunized. 

No one will be left out. 

If you are not eligible for vaccine this week, please check back for future clinic schedules.


        Groups and individuals eligible for vaccine include:

  • people with chronic medical conditions under the age of 65
  • pregnant women
  • children six months to under 5 years of age
  • people living in remote and isolated settings or communities
  • health care workers involved in pandemic response or who deliver essential health services
  • household contacts and caregivers of individuals who are at high risk, and who cannot be immunized 
  • (such as infants under six months of age or people with weakened immune systems)
  • The website will be updated when we have supply for the remainder of the patient population.

Follow this link for information about the

availability of H1N1 vaccine clinics in Hamilton.

Posted on November 5, 2009 in Office Announcements


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