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So what’s new?

May 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on So what’s new? · Uncategorized

Firstly, we survived Cuba – no sunburns, diarrhea, abrasions or muggings. We were at the Pestana Resort in Cayo Coco. Great pool, lovely beach and ocean, a baby grand piano, red wine and the food was good enough for us! Great pizza! We will go back one more time with our children and grandchildren. We […]

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The telephone and me

January 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on The telephone and me · Uncategorized

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call (albeit to the next room) to his assistant Thomas Watson. The first words spoken were ” Mr. Watson …come here. I want you“. We have come a long way since then. We can call from our cell phone (even better than Maxwell Smart’s […]

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Anthony and me

October 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Anthony and me · Uncategorized

In my more than 30 years of practising travel medicine, I have had more than my share of celebrities pass through my office and receive my advice. These have included professional athletes, politicians, philanthropists, musicians, ex-wives of Rolling Stones, writers and journalists, business legends and many more. Some of their pictures grace my walls, and […]

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Catching up!

August 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Catching up! · Uncategorized

Writing a regular blog is a bit like sticking to a diet or going to the gym. We all start with the best of intentions, but following through is often a problem. My end of the summer goal is to write something of relative value at least every fortnight, also known as every two weeks. […]

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Fainting for the faint of heart!

October 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Fainting for the faint of heart! · Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again where travel clinics are filling up with people planning on getting away from Canadian winters. Some of these travellers warrant pre-travel inoculations – AKA shots, needles, jabs …..  For most people, this is not a great problem. Their arm may be a bit sore for a day or two, […]

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hot hot hot!!!

July 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on hot hot hot!!! · Uncategorized

It’s hot … really hot. And you don’t have to travel to Manila to experience the heat. So it’s time to remind everyone, travellers included, that heat-related illness can be serious and sometimes fatal. More than 30 deaths have occurred in the US in the past week. We have several mechanisms to cope with extreme […]

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