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 healthcorner.ca
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.
Health challenge – Register and participate in a series of health challenges and add motivation, build a support network and help others who are less fortunate, all while IMPROVING YOUR OWN HEALTH! Through this process you will become aware of negative lifestyle factors that contribute to poor health; how hard work and perseverance can change your behaviours; and you can become an example for your family and community. At the end of the Health Challenge, you will have an improved quality of life and feel great about yourself. Preventing heart disease is a tough battle, but through extra time and effort, anyone can defeat atherosclerosis!
**As an added bonus, I will match your fundraising dollar for dollar to double your impact!!**
Register for the Health Challenge here
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. It’s just an all-around great time!
- 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 new website
drcurnew.com and browse "Patient Corner" section.
Contact Us : if you have any questions or comments, you can call Dr. Curnew's office at 905-667-0783 or write him at:
Dr G. P. Curnew
414 Victoria St. North
Hamilton, ON L8L 5G8.