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The Doctor Game

Gifford Jones: Stroke Update: What's Missing will Cost Lives

Every year 650,000 North Americans suffer a lethal stroke, or one that leads to debilitating mental or physical problems.

Gifford-Jones: Magnesium: Protection from undertakers

In 1979 Dr. David Chipperfield reported a finding in the British Medical Journal, Lancet. He had discovered that patients suffering from angina pain had low blood levels of magnesium.

Gifford-Jones: Living will: make it a legal document

“Eureka”! Finally, in 2015, The Supreme Court of Canada has decided unanimously, what it should have passed years ago. It’s declared that doctor- assisted voluntary euthanasia (DAVE) isn’t an illegal act.

Gifford-Jones: 'Darling, do I have permission to sleep with 20 other women?'

Hmmm… Why wasn’t this study done 70 years ago when I was young with an abundance of testosterone? This was my first reaction to a report in the journal, Cancer Epidemiology.

Gifford-Jones: A shocking finding about aspirin and heart attack

Aspirin has been called the “One Cent Miracle Drug” for good reason. It’s the most widely used medical remedy in the world and available for over a hundred years to treat headaches and other pains.

Gifford-Jones: 'DILI' Is killing more people every year

North Americans must rid themselves of a major misconception. Too much Cabernet Sauvignon is not the only way to damage the liver. Today liver injury is being caused by prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and some herbal supplements.

Gifford-Jones: Is this vitamin bandwagon ahead of the science?

Here are some of the 100 medical conditions that have been associated with decreased blood levels of vitamin D; arthritis, asthma, colon cancer, emphysema, dementia, depression, diabetes, coronary heart disease, fibromyalgia, hypertension, infections

Gifford-Jones: An experiment that should get everyone's attention

Why would any sane person drink 10 Cokes a day for one month? I recently asked George Prior, a Los Angeles resident and father of two children, this question.

Gifford-Jones: How much did you learn in 2014?

Are these questions true or false? 1. If you want to increase the chance of picking up an infection on a plane, ask for an aisle seat. 2.

Gifford-Jones: Take a look before you flush the toilet

Readers tell me they often discuss my column at dinner parties. but at this festive time of year I doubt that will happen with this column. Today, it’s Course 101 on Poop...