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  • The Mind/Body Connection
    November 20, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Mind/Body Connection

    When I was young our family used to love to go to Katepwa Lake for holidays. My uncle had a beautiful boat with a sixty-horsepower motor and all my cousins enjoyed water skiing behind it. The problem was that no...

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  • Be Your Own Health Care Professional
    August 7, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Be Your Own Health Care Professional

    I grew up in an age when rural Saskatchewan doctors made house calls. They also did hospital rounds and ran a clinic. They usually knew their patients well because they delivered many of them. Lab work and x-rays were done...

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  • Suicide Risk
    May 10, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Suicide Risk

    According to Alberta Health Services, this province has a higher rate of suicide than the national average. In fact, suicide is a leading cause of death in Alberta surpassing motor vehicle collisions, AIDs and homicides. Most people don't have a...

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  • How Are You?
    December 17, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How Are You?

    I am often surprised by how many people avoid being around others because they don't know how to answer the question "How Are You?" Some people who have been ill or on a medical leave really don't know how to...

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  • How Are You?
    September 16, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How Are You?

    So often people ask, "How are you?" and we automatically reply "Fine" when we really don't mean it. It has become such a habit that we aren't really being honest about our situation. Well, often people ask us as a...

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  • Binge Drinking: How Much Is Too Much?
    July 16, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Binge Drinking: How Much Is Too Much?

    There has been a lot of media coverage lately about the changes recently made regarding Alberta's drinking and driving laws. The penalties are not only stiffer but the .08 blood alcohol content that was used in the past to define...

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  • Say What You Want
    July 16, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Say What You Want

    So often people tell me how upset they are about things that are happening in their lives. They rehearse all of the details of their troubles over and over again and are convinced that things will not change or get...

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  • Why Are You Crying?
    February 15, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Why Are You Crying?

    Some people think that crying is a sign of weakness and should never be done. Even when they tear-up because of an emotional situation, they hold back and do everything possible to prevent others from seeing that they have been...

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  • Eating Choices Can Hurt Your Business
    March 18, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Eating Choices Can Hurt Your Business

    Some people think that eating is just something that they need to do in order to survive. Others treat food as a wonderful activity of amazing delicacies and ambiance which we do not get enough. But did you ever stop...

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  • Health Psychology - How to Deal With Illness and Surgery
    December 2, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Health Psychology - How to Deal With Illness and Surgery

    Recently I had surgery and it reminded me of the intricate manner in which body and mind interact. From the time that my physician recommended the operation until it actually occurred took four years. The waiting was difficult and somewhat...

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  • Shyness or Social Phobia?
    November 24, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Shyness or Social Phobia?

    A few years ago, an Administrative Assistant at the mental health clinic opened a large box of books and resources that I had ordered. Everything inside was designated to my attention and the title of each item either had the...

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  • A Simple Explanation of Bipolar Disorder
    November 24, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Simple Explanation of Bipolar Disorder

    Imagine that each of us has a horizontal line that represents our moods. A "flat line" would symbolize a steady and unwavering mood that is always the same without the variation of healthy emotions which are unique to man. But...

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