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Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What is atrial fibrillation?

A:

Atrial fibrillation affects the electrical conduction through the heart muscle. Your heart receives electrical signals in a rhythmic pattern that cause the atria (filling chambers) to collect the blood and the ventricles (pumping chambers) to push the blood out to the body.

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What health problems are linked to the thyroid?

A:

In general terms, your thyroid gland can cause health problems when it produces too much or too little thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism is when you have too much thyroid hormone being made in the body, and hypothyroidism occurs when there is a lack of thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland can also be involved in the development of lumps. If you think you have issues with your thyroid, you should visit your doctor to have your level of thyroid hormone checked if appropriate.

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The Thyroid Gland's Role in Health and Illness

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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How effective is the shingles vaccine?

A:

The shingles vaccine can be very effective. It can reduce the risk of getting shingles by 50%, and can also give your further protection from postherpetic neuralgia (a complication that can develop from shingles). Your doctor can talk to you about whether you are a candidate for the shingles vaccination.

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What Shingles Vaccinations Are Available to You?

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