Antibiotic Resistance

Most of the time when you come down with a common cold, it is the result of a virus. Symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion and sinus pressure can be treated with over-the-counter medications...
In comparison to the average headaches, individuals with migraines often describe them as the “worst” headache they’ve ever had. Below, Vancouver family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, talks about the difference between headaches and migraines, and what treatment options are available. The...
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...
With so many different health conditions out there that often have symptoms that mimic each other, it’s tough to know when those symptoms can wait for a visit with your family physician or when you should take a trip...
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...
If you attended Fleetwood Park Secondary school between Tuesday, October 30th and Friday, November 2nd, you may have been exposed to the measles virus – this according to a letter sent home with students and faculty of the high-school...
As many as 12,000 Canadians – primarily seniors and children – are hospitalized due to the flu each year. According to a recent report done by the CBC, there have been approximately 15,000 cases of the flu reported this season...
In light of the recent, untimely and terribly tragic deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef/CNN host Anthony Bourdain this week, there has been a significant increase in the percentage of phone calls received by various mental health...
Osteoporosis | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Osteoporosis

One of the most common disease affecting older individuals is osteoporosis – a condition that is characterized by low bone mass in addition to deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fractures. Because bone...
What is Graves Disease? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Graves Disease?

An American talk show host recently announced that she’d been diagnosed with Graves disease, but what is it, exactly? According to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada, 1 in every 100 Canadians are diagnosed with Graves disease. Graves disease, named after...