Dr. Siddiq - Coping with abuse or violence
This week, health columnist Dr. Nayeema Siddiq is in to talk about coping and how not-to-cope with the hard times many newcomer families experience. She's a family doctor who specializes in immigrant and refugee medicine. She says newcomer families can get help to deal with the underlying stresses and problems that in some cases can degenerate into abuse and violence.
It may have felt like summer recently but it still is officially spring and weather can be unpredictable at this time of the year. And as climate is changing, temperature can vary a great deal between morning, midday and evening. This week, health columnist Dr. Nayeema Siddiq is in to tell us how to protect ourselves from what she calls desert weather.
Your health information is confidential. Only you and your doctor have the right to know what is in your health file. Right? Well, the answer is both yes and no. Dr. Nayeema Siddiq is the Link's health columnist and this week she is in to explain how doctor-patient confidentiality works.
One of the last hopes for people with certain forms of cancer, such as Leukemia, is a bone marrow transplant. Health columnist for The Link, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, explains the procedure and the process for recipients and donors. She says it is imperative that more newcomers register as bone marrow donors but also that the Canadian agency (www.onematch.ca) in charge of recruiting donors must do more to communicate with new Canadians.
Cancer screening tests can be confusing and overwhelming. People worry about why their doctor wants them to take a test and what it may or may not find. Some may even avoid taking the test at all. The Link's health columnist is Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, a family doctor who specializes in immigrant and refugee medicine, and she says no one looks forward to such tests but not doing them could mean missing an important diagnosis and make it even harder to fight the disease.
Colon cancer is a serious problem in North America but it cannot be diagnosed without an accurate screening test. One such test is the colonoscopy. It's readily available in Canada but it can be uncomfortable and time-consuming. Dr. Nayeema Siddiq is a family doctor who specializes in immigrant and refugee medicine. She was in The Link's Toronto studio to talk about colorectal cancers and the importance of screening tests for such cancers, even if they mean missing a day of work.
In much of Canada spring is finally underway and so is the allergy season. If you're thinking the runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes seem a little worse this year, you may be right. Dr. Nayeema Siddiq is a family physician who specializes in immigrant medicine. She says this year's long winter has made things tougher for allergy sufferers. She joined Carmel Kilkenny from our studio in Toronto to talk about getting allergies diagnosed and treated properly.
As Canada's population ages, an increasing number of elderly people experience health problems that prevent them from caring for themselves. On today's health column, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about the pros and cons of home-based care.
The Link's health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, gives us advice on how to cope with persistent coughs and other respiratory problems.
External factors like stress and obesity contribute to high blood pressure and some ethnic groups have a genetic predisposition to the condition.
Getting a good night's sleep is easy for some, but elusive for others. The Link's health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, tells us about several problems that can lead to insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Today, The Link's health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about how family doctors can help parents cope with children suffering from cancer.
Today our resident health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq tells us why she believes nursing homes for old people aren't good places to put your parents in.
Over the counter medications look awfully good when you're sick. But The Link's Health expert says they may not work -- or they may not be safe for everyone.
Our health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, talks about folk remedies that are dangerous and possibly poisonous.
Are you ready for cloned meat? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's safe. It's forbidden in Canada but Health Canada officials are looking at US findings on this and may re-evaluate Canada's position.
With an aging population in Canada, dementia in old age and also Alzheimer's disease are becoming more common. Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about how different ethnic communities in Canada deal with them.
Five million Canadians are currently without a family doctor. We talk to our own resident family physician, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq about the doctors' crisis in Canada.
Our health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq says parents and children must learn to cope before problems come up and seek help as soon as possible.
Trans fats are becoming the new bad thing in the food market. Our health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq tells us what we can eat and what to stay clear of.
"Is there a doctor on the plane?" Our health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about her experience dealing with emergencies on the planes.
What if you have immigrated to Canada from another culture and live in a difficult and possibly dangerous relationship? We ask our resident health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq for advice.
Last month a Polish immigrant was tasered to death by police at the Vancouver International Airport. Many Canadians are asking how this could have happened and whether there are better ways of handling such situations. Our resident health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq certainly thinks so.
Dr. Nayeema Siddiq looks into Canadians addiction to salt and the associated health risks.
Our resident health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq tells us what can be done to avoid anemia in children.
How do doctors in Canada deal with different cultural and religious perceptions about death and dying? Our resident health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, joins us to tackle that question.
Our resident health expert, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq tells us what can be done to fight the rising rate of childhood obesity and diabetes.
Too much demanding work can actually kill you. A new Canadian study shows that the risk of repeated heart attacks is closely linked to worplace stress. We talk to Dr. Siddiq about making sure your heart survives a demanding job.
Dr.Nayeema Siddiq explains why women should continue to self-examine their breast for cancerous lumps, even though the Canadian Cancer Society says the method does not save lives.
Dr. Nayeema Siddiq explains the benefits of breast-feeding.
Many Canadians lack basic health knowledge. But how do we become more health literate? To get some help and information on this we talk to our resident health expert, Dr. Naeema Siddiq.
Our resident health expert Dr. Naeema Siddiq helps us with some tips on what to put in our children's lunch boxes.
Our resident health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about the tradition of fasting and the medical reasons for it.
This week our resident health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq focuses on how important immigrants can be in aid work.
Our resident health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq in Toronto tells us there is a lot of help out there for parents with children who have behavioural problems.
Our health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about the program to vaccinate young girls against the Human Papilloma Virus.
The number of C-sections in Canada is rising. We ask our resident medical expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq why?
Our health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq talks about the controversial practice of female circumcision.
Did you know that your stress level goes down when you laugh? We'll talk to our medical expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq about how a good joke might be better than taking a pill.
Tainted pet food and bacteria in tooth paste from China. Mercury in canned tuna. Are imported food products still safe in Canada? Our health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq gives advice to Canadian consumers.
Medical science advances make organ transplants almost a routine procedure. But as organ transplants become more common, they also raise difficult ethical and moral issues. We talk to our resident health columnist Dr. Nayeema Siddiq about the thorny issue of organ donations and transplants.
Vitamin D pills are apparently flying off the shelves in Montreal. The run on Vitamin D supplies follows publication of a new study indicating that high doses of the vitamin can reduce the risk of developing some common cancers. To find out more about this we called our resident health expert Dr. Nayeema Siddiq.
A man infected with a deadly form of drug-resistant tuberculosis flew into Canada two weeks ago posing real danger to the health of passengers flying in the same airplane. He also exposed a gaping hole in Canada's border protection system when it comes to keeping dangerous diseases out. We talk to our resident health columnist about this issue.
We have finally packed away our parkas and pulled out our summer clothing. And you know what that means: It's diet season. But sliming up doesn't necessarily mean you are improving your health. Our health expert Nayeema Siddiq talks has suggestions on how to look good and live longer.
Sweet tasting candy or life-saving medicine? Vitamins and medicine for children are sometimes very similar to candy: sugar coated and sweet. Our resident health columnist discusses the problems with getting your child hooked on sweet medication.
All across Canada visitors and new arrivals can witness a strange sight these days. The days have just warmed up a bit but already thousands of people wear shorts, T-shirts and sandals and soak up every ray of sun at a restaurant terrace or on a park lawn. But overindulging in sunbathing carries a deadly risk, even if you have darker skin tone. We talk to our resident health columnist Dr. Nayeema Siddiq about skin cancer and ways to prevent it.
Our resident doctor Nayeema Siddiq comes by to talk about disabilities plans and safety nets for people who cannot work because of accidents.
A dangerous communicalbe disease has been stalking university campuses in Atlantic Canada. But as many students prepare to return home or leave for summer jobs, there are concerns that mumps will spread with them. We ask our resident health columnist about mumps.
Good cholesterol.... Bad cholesterol.... Confused?! Click to listen as our resident health columnist gives us the lowdown on cholesterol.
It's in your water bottle, in any canned food or drink, even in your baby's plastic formula bottle. And it maybe playing havoc with your hormones. Bisphenol "A" is a chemical ingested by practically everyone in Canada. This widespread chemical, which is known to act like a synthetic female hormone has caused a widespread controversy over its safety. We ask our resident health columnist Dr. Nayeema Siddiq about health effects of exposure to outside hormones.
From afar Canada may look like the land of milk and honey, the land of prosperity, opportunity and plenty of jobs. But for many immigrants the reality can be quite different. Finding a job may not be as easy as you thought and take much, much longer than you hoped. And then there are the unexpected things like accidents and sudden illness that take toll on your health and your bottom line. What options do you have when your savings run out and but the bills keep piling up? Our resident health columnist, Dr. Nayeema Siddiq, tells us what you need to know about social assistance.
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