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Dr. Karen Buhler

Dr. Karen Buhler

MD, CCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Why is it harmful to smoke during pregnancy?

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Tobacco is one of the most important things that exist in our society that causes harm in pregnancy. Tobacco use will decrease the ability of the placenta to nourish your baby well. So women who smoke have smaller babies, they have premature labor; they even have a higher incidence of stillbirth and miscarriage.

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How Does Smoking Affect Your Pregnancy?

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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What are symptoms I should watch for if I have heart failure?

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There are symptoms that can come on in a flare-up of heart failure that you should watch for. These include shortness of breath when you are resting or when you are pushing yourself, and swelling in your limbs (hands, feet). If you notice these symptoms, or you are feeling very tired or unwell, you should visit your doctor to have your symptoms checked.

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Heart Failure Symptoms and Diagnosis

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
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How can phototherapy treat psoriasis?

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Phototherapy may be useful in treatment some cases of psoriasis. UVA lights that contain a medication called sorion can help with psoriasis treatment, and the inflammation of psoriasis can be reduced with ultraviolet B rays. This type of treatment would involve several visits to a phototherapy centre, and your doctor or dermatologist can help you understand if this type of treatment is appropriate for your psoriasis.

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What are Your Treatment Options for Psoriasis

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