Male Circumcision : What Would Newborns Say?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, October 7, 2012
Why are so many male circumcisions still performed when we all agree that female circumcision is a barbarous act? Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics says the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks. But, if newborns had a say in the matter, they would use the following reasons to shout a big “NO” to this mutilating procedure, unless religious or cultural reasons require it.“I Did Not Expect To Live In Diapers”
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, July 29, 2012
What should men do if the doctor says, “You have prostate cancer”? This is a difficult question to answer because doctors cannot agree on the right treatment. Now, a report in The New England Journal of Medicine challenges the benefits of surgery. Its basic message to doctors is to follow the first principle of medicine, “First, do no harm”.Don’t Teach Your Dog This Trick
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, January 29, 2012
Why did this patient and her partner repeatedly suffer yeast infection in spite of treatment?The Devil You Know? Or The One You Don’t Know?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, November 13, 2011
Lately many of the e-mails I’ve received have been from men. Why? Because a panel of U.S. experts recently reported that healthy men should say “No” to the PSA test that diagnoses prostate cancer. To many, this is like damning motherhood and apple pie as thousands of men routinely get this test every year.‘Baby Time Mini-Microscope’ for Infertile Couples
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, January 23, 2011
What is one of the most frustrating problems for married couples? It’s the desperate hope of having a child when nothing happens month after month. Now, the “BabyTime Mini-Microscope Saliva Ovulation Tester” can help. It is 98 percent accurate in timing ovulation. There’s no better way to take Russian roulette out of sexual timing and help couples enjoy the anticipation of a new arrival.
“My Wife Is Driving Me Crazy. She’s Menopausal”
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, May 23, 2010
A husband asks, “Can you provide advice on how to treat my wife’s problem? It’s now impossible to live with her due to menopause. Her doctor has suggested hormones, but she refuses to take them because her mother died of breast cancer. Do you have any suggestions?”
Newspaper headlines linking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to cancer and heart disease have left an indelible mark on the minds of many women. Fortunately, there are other natural ways to ease menopausal problems.
By Dr. Gifford Jones Friday, March 12, 2010
I recently posed this question, “Should women who repeatedly deliver fetal alcoholic syndrome (FAS) brain damaged babies be sterilized? I received a ton of e-mails and readers requested a follow-up column.“The Doctors Didn’t Even Examine Me!”
By Dr. Gifford Jones Thursday, February 18, 2010
“Time To End Pelvic Examinations Done Without Consent” was a recent headline in one of Canada’s national newspapers. But there should be another headline, “Why Are So Many Tests Being Done Without an Examination?”
Dr. Sara Wainberg reports in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that pelvic examinations are being done by students without the patient’s permission. They were performed after patients were anesthetized prior to hysterectomy or other pelvic procedures. This gynecological learning process has been utilized for years in teaching hospitals without newspaper headlines.
By Guest Column Monday, February 8, 2010
When it comes to symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, weight gain or trouble sleeping, chances are most women wouldn’t hesitate to speak to their doctor. But there is another common - and equally distressing - effect of menopause that many women just keep to themselves. The Big Ow, also known as vaginal atrophy, will affect as many as two million Canadian women in the next 10 years(1) - but most are too shy or embarrassed to talk about it, even with their doctor.Oprah: Now She’s Become a Hormone Specialist!
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, November 22, 2009
Oprah is rich, immensely popular, internationally known, and very, very media smart. But is she a legitimate doctor dispensing hormonal advice to women? Two internationally known endocrinologists claim she gets an E for misinforming women about this important matter.
What you should know about breech births
By Dr. Gifford Jones Saturday, August 8, 2009
What’s one of the worst things a baby can do to a mother (and her partner) at the time of delivery? It decides to be born feet or bottom first, rather than head first. Wrong-way birth is called breech birth, and it can have major health consequences for the baby. Women and their partners should never make a hasty or emotional decision on whether or not to have a cesarean section.Hey Guys! There’s Another Kind of Headache
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, July 26, 2009
“Not tonight dear”. We all know what that message means. But there’s a type of pain that isn’t at all questionable and 99.9 percent of males haven’t a clue about it. But can you blame them when so many people have no idea of their own anatomy?Has Anyone Felt Your Testicles Lately?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, March 29, 2009
How many women will have their breasts examined this year? I don’t know the exact figure but it will be in the millions. But how many men will have their testicles examined during 2009? Again, I don’t know the exact number but it will be miniscule compared to that of the fairer sex. Is this sexual discrimination? If so, we need a class action lawsuit to protect men’s rights or, more to the point, our testicles. But more important, an increase in TSE (testicular self examination) would increase the survival rate of testicular malignancy.Single Injection Treats Osteoporosis For One Year
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, December 15, 2008
There’s a major problem with human behaviour. Unlike elephants, humans have a great propensity to forget. In fact, they often forget to do the simplest of tasks such as taking medication on a regular basis. This pitfall can have dangerous consequences. Now, due to advanced technology, it’s possible to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis (brittle bones) with just a single injection every year. And that’s pretty hard to forget!What You Should Ask Before You Say, ‘I Do’
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, September 28, 2008
We’ve often heard a minister ask, “Mary MacTavish, do you take John MacDuff to be your lawful husband, to love and cherish, till death do you part?”Next 15 Columns