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Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is methotrexate?

A:

Methotrexate is commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis. It is usually the first medication considered in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis , and it is very effective in treating symptoms. You can take methotrexate by oral form once a week, or it can be injected. Your rheumatologist may prescribe methotrexate, perhaps along with other medications, for your inflammatory arthritis.

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Methotrexate and Prednisone for Inflammatory Diseases

Dr. Milan Khara

Dr. Milan Khara

MBChB,CCFP, ABAM, Smoking Cessation Physician
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the health risks caused from smoking?

A:

Many people know that smoking is linked to lung cancer, however there are many other health issues that can be caused by smoking. Aside from other types of cancer, stroke and heart attacks are 3-4 times more likely in a smoker than a non-smoker. If you are a smoker and wish to learn more about the health risks from smoking, or perhaps are looking to stop smoking, speak with your doctor for more information.

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The Harmful Effects of Smoking

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is SPF?

A:

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it is a property of sunscreen. It allows you to stay out longer in the sun without becoming sunburned. It also protects you from ultraviolet B radiation. Sunscreens on the market carry SPF's from 1 all the way up to 60 and higher. Generally speaking, you should look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or higher for your skin protection.

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What are your Skin Care Issues with Sun and Tanning Exposure

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