Marco Terwiel

Health Care: Child poverty the shame of Canada

Health Care: Child poverty the shame of Canada

'I keep wondering if I am the only one questioning why the poor continue to have children'

Health Care: Child poverty the shame of Canada
Ignore hospital’s D grade

Ignore hospital’s D grade

Marco Terwiel doesn't put much credit in the CBC study of Canadian hospitals.

Ignore hospital’s D grade
Parking problem at Ridge hospital

Parking problem at Ridge hospital

I could fill many pages of how difficult it is for many to remain positive in an environment of stifling bureaucracy.

Parking problem at Ridge hospital
Who do you trust, chemist or cow?

Who do you trust, chemist or cow?

The nurses in the ICU here were top-notch and instrumental in getting me ready in short order for transfer to a regular ward to recover.

Who do you trust, chemist or cow?
Sometimes best laid plans just that

Sometimes best laid plans just that

Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge

Sometimes best laid plans just that
‘Belief’ key word in misinformation

‘Belief’ key word in misinformation

News columnist Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge

‘Belief’ key word in misinformation
Mediocre care for top dollar health

Mediocre care for top dollar health

Looming health care crisis of an aging population is taking an ever larger proportion of the budget.

Mediocre care for top dollar health
Mediocre care for top dollar health

How to better manage health system

Hospitals consume about half of the health care budgets in every province and only serve a relatively small percentage of the population.

Mediocre care for top dollar health
The dangerous road of denial

The dangerous road of denial

Any combination of poor lifestyle choices will lead to serious health problems.

The dangerous road of denial
How to get a healthy immune system

How to get a healthy immune system

Much depends on your genes, lifestyle, environment and social circumstances.

How to get a healthy immune system
How to get a healthy immune system

Pursue success, not accept failure

Kyle Aviak and others in Kuglutuk saved by introduction of high school sports.

How to get a healthy immune system

Right to choose gaining momentum

Set out while you're of sound mind, how you want to be treated if you're disabled

Assisted suicide is about a choice

Assisted suicide is about a choice

Federal justice minister Rob Nicholson has indicated his government will appeal the judgment of the B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynne Smith.

Assisted suicide is about a choice
Time to challenge old values, beliefs

Time to challenge old values, beliefs

As children, we were raised in a culture of being respectful to authority... and rarely dared to question our teachers.

Time to challenge old values, beliefs

A sensible and humane decision on helping the dying

Doctor applauds court ruling ordering a change in the law

Marco Terwiel

A shameful situation in Nunavut

The price of junk-food, chips, pop and cookies is only slightly higher than the prices in our local grocery stores.

Marco Terwiel

Lifestyle at root of health problems

Stint up in arctic showed unhealthy eating, now Canada the subject of UN investigation

Dr. Marco Terwiel.

We are what we eat, Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is supposed to protect the public by making sure our food is safe and the labeling is correct.

Dr. Marco Terwiel.
Dr. Marco Terwiel.

I saw them all and more early on

Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge. Read his column in The News.

Dr. Marco Terwiel.
Dr. Marco Terwiel.

Supply and demand in health care

The sexual revolution caused by this hormone tablet cut the birthrate by some 20 per cent.

Dr. Marco Terwiel.