When it comes to certain skin conditions, such as acne and rosacea, we know that they’re triggered by a number of different factors, including genetics. However, one of the reasons for problematic skin may also be due to the...
When the body converts what you eat and drink into energy, this is a biochemical process known as metabolism in which calories get combined with oxygen and releases the energy your body needs in order to function. The speed of...
As many as 3 million people worldwide use social media, and that number only continues to grow. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other platform, social media is drawing people in by the droves, and in a...
We should all have a morning routine, but it’s something we might not think twice about. From the foods you eat to the devices you use (i.e. smartphones, computers, television, etc.), find out which unhealthy habits you might be...
If you suffer from high cholesterol, then you know how important it is to get your cholesterol back down to a healthy level. Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty substance that is mostly made from the liver, and when at...
In today’s day and age, it’s hard to escape social media – particularly if you have a computer, tablet or smartphone. More than half of Canadians have at least one social media app on their devices or knows someone...
Last week, British Columbia marked a major medical milestone when transplant recipients, their families and healthcare workers gathered together to celebrate the 500th heart transplant in the Province. Individuals have been receiving heart transplants as early as the 1970s,...
Vancouver Coastal Health has ordered the closure of three more popular Metro Vancouver beaches due to high levels of E. coli, making the total number of BC beaches now off-limits to the general public at 5. Back on June 20th...
According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, liver disease is on the rise, and what once affected 1 in 10 Canadians now affects an estimated 1 in 4, ranging in everyone from newborns to adults; with liver cancer also now...
Based on how excruciating they can be, canker sores are something we all want to try to avoid. Unfortunately, despite how careful you might be in regard to your oral health, canker sores are sometimes unavoidable. In this article,...