By improving the knowledge base of patients we assist in enabling them to implement strategies to better deal with their chronic conditions.
The Wharton Medical Clinic will assess and treat patients with obesity and diabetes. A multi-disciplined team will use methods that are proven through evidence based medicine and approved by the Canadian Practice Guidelines for Obesity, and the Canadian Diabetes Association Guidelines.Read more
People with serious mental illness die at least 10–15 years earlier than the general population. The majority of these deaths are not related to suicide but to cardiovascular disease (CVD), which occur at rates that are two to three times higher than in the general population. This may be because many of the modifiable risk factors associated with CVD, such as smoking, obesity, poor diet, diabetes, lipid problems and lack of exercise are highly prevalent among this population. Certain medications used to treat mental illness can also increase this risk.
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