Archive for July, 2015

Scuba Diving 101

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Health care

Scuba diving is not for the faint of heart. Like skydiving, scuba diving must be done in such a way that allows for survival despite natural forces to the contrary. For this reason, safety is the number one priority for both recreational and professional scuba divers. Scuba diving can be done in many locations around the world. There are many training institutions that are devoted to instructing beginning scuba divers on the many aspects involved with scuba diving safety as well as many others.

George Tkalych

George Tkalych

For those who have never scuba dived before, the most important principle to remember is that no matter how tempting an underwater sight or attraction may be, nothing is more crucial or important than one’s safety. There are many variables involved with scuba diving safety, including air supply, water pressure, and many others. It is highly recommended, and, in many areas, mandatory, for beginning scuba divers to be accompanied by a professional scuba diving instructor.

Knowing the underwater landscape is one of the many advantages that scuba diving instructors and guides possess. Their guidance can be instrumental in making one’s scuba diving experience not only safe but thoroughly enjoyable.

When it comes to choosing a scuba diving destination, there are many options to choose from. Scuba diving can be participated in many bodies of water; from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, to the great lakes of the United States.

George Tkalych enjoys scuba diving. He is a retired Head and Neck (Ears, Nose, and Throat) Surgeon.


About – Saskatchewan

Posted: July 10, 2015 in Health care

A Canadian prairie province, Saskatchewan has a total area of 251,700 square miles. The population of Saskatchewan was estimated to be 1,114,170 in December of 2013. The province is most densely populated in its southern half. Of its total population, 257,300 inhabit the province’s largest city, which is called Saskatoon. The provincial capital of Regina is populated by 210,00 residents.

George Tkalych

George Tkalych

Other cities in Saskatchewan include Moose Jaw, Yorkton, North Battleford, Swift Current, and Prince Albert.

Various indigenous groups have inhabited Saskatchewan for thousands of years. Saskatchewan was first explored by Europeans in 1690, and it was settled in 1774.

Of all the Canadian provinces, Saskatchewan receives the most hours of sunshine. It is positioned far away from any major body of water. Because of this, as well as the fact that it holds a northerly latitude, it has a warm summer, which corresponds with its humid continental climate in the eastern and central parts of the province. Summer temperatures in Saskatchewan can get quite hot, and sometimes reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during daylight hours.

The economy of Saskatchewan has historically been associated with agriculture. In more recent times, increasing diversification has resulted in the province’s development of thriving forestry, mining, fishing and other industries. A large portion of Canada’s grain is grown in the province.

George Tkalych grew up in the prairies in Saskatchewan. He is a renowned former Head and Neck (Ears, Nose, and Throat) Surgeon who has paved the way for innovation in his field. He ran a successful practice for 32 years.

George Tkalych

George Tkalych

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery proudly represents more than 2800 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons through the planet. It is the world’s largest specialty association and holds an official seat in the both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. Members are board certified surgeons who focus their surgical practice on the face, head, and neck specialties. The members are held to an extremely high code of ethics that are upheld by governance and consequence.

Specialization in medicine has been one of the major enhancements in patient care over the last generation. Members focus specifically on patient care, but they also have more comprehensive training in facial surgery than any other medical specialty.

Board certification is an important step to membership, and it is recognized by a specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties. A majority of members are also certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, which includes facial plastic surgery. Others are certified in plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology.

George Tkalych grew up on the prairies of Saskatchewan. He is a retired Head and Neck (Ears, Nose, and Throat) Surgeon but proudly spent his life living his dream job, serving others to get them through surgery and medical needs. George launched the use of lasers in doing tonsillectomy in the early 1980’s and was mentioned in several papers and magazines. He has ventured to the Rockies, Vancouver and Saskatchewan to fish, rock climb and ski. George proudly takes solace in the fact that he has helped ease people’s pain and frustrations.