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The Doctor Game

Gifford-Jones: The pain of being a picky eater

What’s the worst fear for some people? It’s not standing before a crowd and giving a major speech. Nor is it the apprehension of being crushed in a crowded elevator, or flying.

Gifford Jones: Do you need a C.T. scan?

How many people will die from excessive radiation exposure? Today, more patients get CT scans for a variety of problems.

Gifford-Jones: A small hole can sink a big ship

A proverb states that, “For want of a nail the horseshoe was lost. For want of a horseshoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost.

Gifford-Jones: There's a sucker born every minute

It’s been said that “There’s a sucker born every minute.

Gifford-Jones: Cholesterol and prison

Benjamin Disraeli, the distinguished British Prime Minister, once ridiculed an opposition member of parliament by saying, “He is distinguished by his ignorance for he only had one idea and that was wrong”.

Gifford-Jones: What Oscar knows that doctors don't

Years ago the family cat, usually aloof, suddenly decided to spend time on my father-in-law’s lap months before he died of pancreatic cancer.

Gifford-Jones: What you should know about Crohn's

How would you feel, at 18 years of age, if suddenly you were diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease (CD)? It would be devastating news.

Gifford-Jones: Why surgeons need cockpit training

Would you buy an airplane ticket if the pilot refused to check his instrument panel before taking off? You’d probably would run for the woods, choose another airline or decide it’s safer to go by train.

Gifford-Jones: How to escape dinner invitations

“Where do most hernias occur?” Ask this question and nearly everyone will reply that a hernia is a mass that occurs in the lower abdomen. But most are unaware there’s another location for the common hernia.

Gifford Jones: Want a Shock? High Cholesterol for Longer Life

A recent medical tip to readers sparked a quick reaction. It reported a study that those with higher blood cholesterol lived longer! This is contradictory to everything we’ve been told for years.