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<b>Gifford Jones:</b> Heart failure = 2.1 to 5 years of life

Gifford Jones: Heart failure = 2.1 to 5 years of life

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”
<b>Gifford Jones:</b> What no one tells you about mammography

Gifford Jones: What no one tells you about mammography

Timing is vital is many things in life. But for years few experts could agree on the best time to start routine mammograms
<b>Gifford-Jones:</b> Protein: What Don’t You Know?

Gifford-Jones: Protein: What Don’t You Know?

Fads in clothing come and go. Women’s skirts go up and then get longer. Men’s pants get wide and then narrower. Fads also occur in medicine. In the 1980’s it was “low fat” for packaged foods and weight loss diets.
<b>Gifford Jones:</b> Does Justin Trudeau wear short or long pants?

Gifford Jones: Does Justin Trudeau wear short or long pants?

In the largest survey of its kind in Canada to determine if Canadians should be granted the constitutional right to assisted death, the result was overwhelming.
<b>Gifford-Jones:</b> Mother, please don’t fall

Gifford-Jones: Mother, please don’t fall

I lost track of the number of times I was called by hospital Emergency to tell me my elderly Mother had fallen again. Now, a study shows that atrial fibrillation, referred to as A Fib, an irregular heart rate, is often the cause of falling.
<b>Gifford-Jones:</b> No more prime rib and mashed potatoes?

Gifford-Jones: No more prime rib and mashed potatoes?

It appears this dietary message is getting through to North Americans. Since 1975 Canadians are consuming half the amount of meat and double the amount of poultry.
<b>Gifford Jones:</b>  Martin Luther King Had a Great Dream: What’s Mine on My 40th?

Gifford Jones: Martin Luther King Had a Great Dream: What’s Mine on My 40th?

This week marks the 40th year I’ve written this column and I too have a dream. But it’s far from reality. For 40 years I’ve hoped that by passing along medical information I’ve helped people live a healthier lifestyle and longer life.
<b>Gifford Jones:</b> Does your doctor always know best?

Gifford Jones: Does your doctor always know best?

A study of 1,057 doctor/ patient visits, including 3,552 clinical decisions, found that only 9 percent provided the patient with enough information to make an informed choice