Category: health care

Update on My Foot!

July 16th, 2014
The deep muscle massage is working. Up to twenty minutes of using the golf ball on the heel of my left foot for the past two weeks, along with the wearing of a compression sock when I go out for a walk or light run and the pain is starting to ease consi… more »

Anosognosia: Another Look at a Mental Disorder

July 9th, 2014
Somebody high up in the provincial health care system recently told me that many people under her care who suffer early onset dementia also are afflicted with anosognosia or the inability to mentally appreciate that there is something physiologically or… more »

A Great Device!

June 19th, 2014
Yesterday, my wife and I hopped on our bikes and went downtown to visit the New Balance store on Government Street. I was on a mission to get some further help from the running experts on how to treat my plantar fachiitis that seems to be taking too lon… more »

Full Disclosure is the Rule, Not the Exception

May 26th, 2014
On a recent response section of a CBC story about banks rejecting insurance claims because of incomplete or misleading information, a number of posters expressed total disgust and dismay that 'innocent' clients were being jobbed of what was rightfully t… more »

The Best Cure is Pesistant Hard Work

May 24th, 2014
I am told on good authority that the best way to deal with plantar faciitis is to attack it aggressively and persistently: deep-tissue massage, exercise, rest, anti-inflammatories as needed, and regular bare-foot walking on flat surfaces. Out with the s… more »

Putting Up With Noise!

May 14th, 2014
Don't think for one moment that I have become impervious to the many noises of the big city since arriving here in Victoria nearly three years ago. I've just learned to adjust to it and respect its many inflecting sounds. more »

Vaknin on Malignant Narcissism

May 5th, 2014
I have finally found a decent authority on the subject of malignant narcissism, a personality disorder that, though well known to the medical professional, offers little hope of a cure because those afflicted by it are rarely amenable to discussing thei… more »

Anosognosia: Lacking the Mental Capacity to Recognize Personal Illness

April 23rd, 2014
For many years we have struggled as a family to deal with a loved one who is slowly going downhill with both physical and mental impairments. The declension has become very noticeable in the last five years as this individual's mental capacity to make e… more »

The Myth and Reality of Power!

April 17th, 2014
This past week I was introduced to a person in the Ministry of Social Services who has the impressive title of Public Trustee. His job is to oversee the administration of personal finances of people who have been deemed incapable of looking after themse… more »

Clearing Up Some Health Concerns!

April 16th, 2014
At sixty-two I have become more aware of life's little aches and pains than ever before. Instead of running to the doctor for treatment or just putting up with the condition, I have taken to doing some homeopathic doctoring myself. On the matter of the… more »
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