Almost 3 million Canadians suffer from food allergies. An allergic response can be mild – such as itching, a rash and hives – to much more severe – including going into anaphylaxis. While many Canadians find relief from allergies by...
Your sinuses make up your upper respiratory tract from your nose all the way to your throat. They are located in your forehead (known as the frontal sinuses), your cheekbones (known as the maxillary sinuses), and behind the nose...
Heart Disease | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Heart Disease

According to data gathered by the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 2.5 million Canadians over the age of 20 currently live with heart disease, while an estimated 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one precursor for heart...
The internet is no stranger when it comes to memes and trends; first it was the ‘Cinnamon Challenge’, followed by the ‘Mannequin Challenge’, and the ‘Whisper Challenge’ made popular by late-night television host Jimmy Fallon – all relatively harmless....
The Eastern Health authority says there have been at least 6 cases of confirmed mumps in Newfoundland since December, with as many as 13 others being tested for the virus. As you may recall, the mumps made headlines across Canada...
January is Thyroid Awareness Month. In this article, Vancouver family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, shares a more in-depth look at both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) occurs when your body is unable to produce enough hormones. This results...
When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, Dr. Ali Ghahary says early prevention is key. While heart disease can and does run in families, diet and exercise also both play a huge factor, especially in childhood. Some of the...
Along with iron, vitamin B12 deficiency is also considered to be one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in Canada. Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin, has many different benefits. It can improve your mood, improve your heart health, increase your energy...
Dementia is a broad term used to describe a decline in mental ability. Alzheimer’s disease, for example, is a form of dementia. It is characterized by mild memory loss that progresses over time. Dementia by the Numbers 25,000 new cases of...
As many as 60 people in both Canada and the United States have fallen ill, and 2 have died, after consuming what is believed to be E. coli tainted romaine lettuce. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and...