Medicine Matters

Olympics and NFL Dietitian Jennifer Gibson

She’s the voice inside the heads of Olympic athletes, telling them what to eat and what to avoid. Canadian dietitian Jennifer Gibson moved to the U.S. after the Vancouver Olympics. She has a stellar crop of athletes to advise: American Olympians, NFL players on the New Orleans Saints and even Kobe Bryant.

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A Conversation with David Suzuki

Medicine Matters host Pamela Fayerman speaks with Dr. Suzuki about The Nature of Things episode which airs Nov. 14. called Untangling Alzheimer’s a highly personal subject for him as he shares his family’s experiences with the disease.

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Oral sex and throat cancer

Hollywood actor Michael Douglas recently told a newspaper journalist the cause of his throat cancer was HPV, a common sexually transmitted virus, contracted during oral sex. It was shocking for many, but he was correct. Oral sex CAN, in rare cases, lead to throat cancer.

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Fallopian Tubes as Culprits

Fallopian Tubes as Culprits
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Angelina Jolie’s revelation recently that she has a genetic mutation and had her breasts removed to prevent cancer has everyone thinking about cancer prevention strategies. A BC innovation now being adopted around the world involves removal of the tiny fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer.

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