If you suffer from aches and pains – whether it’s sore muscles, joints, a headache from time to time or other chronic pain – then you have likely had to take a pain reliever in order to find some...
When you get sick, you might automatically think that you need medication, such as antibiotics. However, it’s important to note that not all bugs need drugs. While antibiotics are prescribed to help treat bacterial infections, they don’t work on...

Premature Births

An estimated 15 million babies are born premature each year worldwide; and in Canada, it is estimated that there are as many as 390,000 preterm births. When a baby is born preterm, this means that they are born at...
Taking care of your health is important, and sometimes part of taking care of your health also means needing to have some not-so-comfortable medical procedures done; and while much of the unpleasantry associated with many of these tests is...
Urinary tract infections (commonly referred to at UTIs) affect millions of people in Canada and across the world every year. Parts of the urinary tract that can be affected include the bladder, the kidneys, ureters, or urethra. While UTIs...
Grapefruits, which come from the citrus family (also consisting of oranges, tangerines, mandarins, lemons and limes), are packed with vitamin C and can give your immune system the boost that it needs. Along with vitamin C, it’s also rich...
Body aches and pains are something that happen to us all, and they can occur for a multitude of reasons. Commonly, aches and pains can begin to develop more-so as we age. However, aches and pains may also be...
Medication can be administered to the body in many different ways. Orally (taken by mouth), sublingually or buccally (placed under the tongue or between the gums and cheek), rectally or vaginally (inserted into the rectum or vagina), ocular or...
More than 28,000 Canadians are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Of those 28,000 individuals, nearly 4,000 of them are located right here in British Columbia. Lung cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one...
Fall Prevention | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Fall Prevention

As the weather gets colder and we start to see things like rain, snow (and ice) in the forecast, our risk of things like slips, trips and falls also increases. While these types of injuries are common and can...