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My Best Wishes For a Healthy and Happy 2017

Start the New Year with a resolution and get a Living Will. Without one you may be destined to suffer needlessly for months or even years. A LW is even more vital in view of the current wording of the legislation on physician assisted death.

The Gifford-Jones Living Will With Advanced Directive can be obtained by sending $10.00 along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Dr. Gifford-Jones, 65 Harbour Square, Suite 1110, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2L4 Or see your own lawyer to obtain a LW.

A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal states there is a risk of hemorrhage for those taking two commonly used drugs. Dabigatran etexilate is often prescribed to prevent stroke for those suffering from atrial fibrillation. Statin drugs such as lovostatin and simvastatin may increase the amount of dabigatran etexilate absorbed and increase the risk of bleeding.