Regardless of your health goals, what you eat ALWAYS matters. While going to that fast food drive-thru after a long day at work might seem like a good idea at the time, you’re actually doing your body more harm than good – and you can throw your entire system out of whack by eating just… Read More Healthy Eating Matters
People often think of snoring as a normal (albeit slightly embarrassing) aspect of sleep, usually relating it to lack of sleep or being overtired. However, snoring can be the result of much more than not getting a good night’s rest…it can actually be an indicator of a serious health problem, and it is something that… Read More What Causes Snoring?
A physical disability is something that limits one’s ability to function. According to a recent study done by Statistics Canada, nearly 14% of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 64 currently live with some form of disability. Some of the tip disabilities identified by this study include visual and hearing impairment, mobility disabilities, and… Read More Understanding Disabilities
How many times have you set health-related goals, such as changing your diet or incorporating more exercise into your daily routine, only to not follow through? While it can sometimes be difficult to stay motivated, it’s important to try your best to stick to the goals that you set, as diet and exercise actually play… Read More Motivation for Healthy Living
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating – not just for the patient, but for their loved ones as well. It can take time to adjust. Naturally, you may have many questions relating to your diagnosis and may not even be sure where to begin. It is also not abnormal to sink into a state of… Read More Coping With a Cancer Diagnosis
Anemia is a common condition of the blood that currently affects nearly 2 billion individuals on a global scale. It is characterized by a deficiency in red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is responsible for binding oxygen to the cells. If you are anemic your hemoglobin levels will be low and your body’s cells will… Read More What Is Anemia and How Is It Treated?
Headaches are common. They can be the result of a number of different factors including stress, lack of (or too much) caffeine, medications, disturbed sleep, loud music, or other unknown causes. Headaches can also turn into migraines, which Dr. Ali Ghahary, a primary care physician that is based in the city of Vancouver, has written… Read More Rebound Headaches Due to Medication Overuse
Just as one would take care of all other ailments, Dr. Ali Ghahary also notes how important it is for patients to take care of their mental health. This includes your psychological, emotional and even social wellbeing. Our mental health affects our thoughts and our feelings – including the ability to make important life decisions,… Read More Recognizing Mental Illness
One of the first ways people will start their mornings is by drinking a warm cup of coffee – whether it’s when first getting out of bed or during the rush-hour drive to work – coffee helps us perk up and has become a part of the daily routines of millions of Canadians. Caffeine, the… Read More Caffeine Withdrawal
Is the patient’s condition treatable? Is medication a suitable remedy? What are the risks and benefits? These are all crucial questions that physicians like Ali Ghahary, a family doctor in Vancouver, ask themselves prior to rendering a decision as to whether or not their patients would benefit from being prescribed medications. In many cases, certain… Read More Medication Do’s and Dont’s