Dr. Curnew's Health Corner

Each day, in the hospital, I am saddened to see the loss of loved ones, stricken too soon and suddenly by the number one killer, atherosclerosis (cardiovascular disease).  While we cannot totally eliminate this disease, we can certainly make huge gains in terms of its lessening its occurrence and severity by educating ourselves about lifestyle and dietary practices, and then making changes in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

In addition to my perspective as a cardiologist of some 25 years, I also have the perspective of a parent, watching my children grow, and a son who has seen my own parents age. My three young children—Joshua, Jordan and Jenna—remind me of the beauty, love, science and curiosity of mankind. I want to do whatever it takes to protect them from heart disease and cancer. My father, Bob, developed extensive heart disease relatively early in life. He had angioplasty and bypass surgery and several years later passed away.

I am fortunate to have a loving and supportive wife, Ceri, along with good friends and family. I am grateful to have them in my life, and would like to thank each and every one of them. I am also blessed with a second family called The LIFE Group. This is a dedicated group of individuals who care about their health and the health of those around them, who continue to inspire all of us on our High Road to Health.

Please join our family by coming to a LIFE meeting, attending a health seminar, completing a 30-day health challenge, using this internet site and the knowledge acquired, and following your progress in one of my series of books or videos.

The best model of health needs to incorporate the best of modern medicine with optimal lifestyle changes. While this is easier said than done, each one of us must take more responsibility for our own health. In addition, healthcare providers need to find newer solutions for risk factor modification.

Get involved and take initiative

Prevention of Cardiovascular disease is a priority

How to use this Website

I urge you to take a tour of the website and visit the Patient Corner where you will find the form section. You can download a series of interactive sheets, such as the exercise prescription, as well as gain insight into diet, medications and the latest information on cholesterol management. The site www.healthcorner.ca was created for you to share and learn from others. I would enjoy your feedback and would like to hear about your solutions to help improve the health of our selves, our loved ones and our communities. By doing so, we’ll constantly learn as well as improve our knowledge and our ability to help others.

Preparing for Your Next Visit

Here are 5 simple steps that will make it easier for you and I to improve your health. After you sign up for a Health Challenge, you can fill out a personal profile that will allow you to monitor your risk factors (such as blood pressure, diet, etc.), as well as keep an exercise log and a list of your medications, which you can update. Bring this updated list with you each time you come to see me, and that will make it easier for me to give you get the best treatment possible. The more I know about you, the better we can both make the best decisions on how to improve your health.

LIFE Meetings

The LIFE Group is a fun and interactive program to educate yourself about improving and taking an active role in your health. It serves as an open and friendly setting for individuals to openly discuss their health concerns in the form of a monthly group support program. Watch videos, exchange recipes, or talk to me one on one outside the confines of the office.

I have dedicated a great deal of effort to studying the best of science on vascular health and have been successful in disseminating this information to other health care practitioners. What I am doing now is translating “evidence-based medicine” to individuals who are truly interested in their health. What has become apparent is that information out there is massive and medical science is constantly being updated with newer research. We have decided to create a series of publications and videos. We have decided to create a series of publications and videos. Please visit our website drcurnew.com

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments contact:

Dr. Curnew
232 Cannon St. East
Suite 2A
Hamilton, ON L8L 0A9

Tel: 905.667.0783
Fax: 905.667.0785