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Getting high!

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Getting high! · Uncategorized

With the legalization of marijuana just around the corner, or already there, I thought I should write about getting high. Perhaps cannabis is a cure for altitude sickness, or perhaps one just wouldn’t care if he or she has a splitting headache and is vomiting incessantly on Kilimanjaro! The following is what I give to […]

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High altitude humanitarian hurdles

September 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on High altitude humanitarian hurdles · Uncategorized

Sometime around 1967 I walked in Toronto’s first Miles For Millions fundraising walk. I can no longer recall to whom the proceeds went,though I believe some went to international charities. I dohowever  recall that I raised more than three thousand dollars. My two biggest donors were my Uncle Dan, and The Monte Carlo Restaurant on […]

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Canadian dies on Everest

May 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Canadian dies on Everest · Uncategorized

It is tragic that Shriya Shah-Klorfine died this week while descending Everest. It is tragic when anyone dies, but perhaps even moreso when it occurs in otherwise healthy people, and when it could have been prevented. The fact that she was Canadian, from Toronto, female, and Nepali-borne makes it perhaps even more touching. Some people writing on […]

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Advil alleviates altitude angst

March 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Advil alleviates altitude angst · Uncategorized

Travel medicine doesn’t make headlines most weeks, but this week’s article regarding the benefits of Advil on altitude sickness made the news. I may be missing some of the details, but taking 600 mg of ibuprofen (Advil) or three over the counter 200 mg tablets, lessened the likelihood of headaches at moderate altitudes. The study […]

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July 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on MachuPicchuMania · Uncategorized

I apologize in advance that some of the intricacies of WordPress escape me … but read on anyways! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu (in Peru in case you didn’t know) by Hiram Bingham in 1911. One of my patients mistakenly thought this was Hiram Walker, the maker of […]

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