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...
When Canadians think of inflammation, we often think of it as damage to the body that causes pain and swelling, and even infection. While this is true to a certain extent, inflammation is actually the body’s natural response to...
Allergies can happen to anyone, and they can occur year-round. Everything from dust allergies, to food allergies, to pet allergies – they’re all very common. But did you know you could also be allergic to tattoo ink? There are many...

Pink Eye

Not only are the eyes some of the most important structures of the body, as they can help us visualize things…but they are also some of the most sensitive, says Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician from Vancouver. To keep...
Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

With winter just a couple of weeks away and Christmas not too far behind, here are some tips from Vancouver family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, to help you prepare for the holidays. As temperatures start to drop, this can pose...
Heartburn is a very common term that you’re guaranteed to have heard before. But what is it, what causes it, and how did it get that strange name? Well, despite its’ name, heartburn doesn’t actually have anything to do with...
While most individuals see their family physician once a year for their annual check-up, there are also a large number of Canadians that will make recurring visits to their doctor’s office as a result of complex and multifactorial health...
Whether it’s after a long day at work, a day full of exams at school, or taking care of young children – fatigue is something we’ve all experienced. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that patients of Dr....
While not everyone considers water to be an important factor in his or her everyday health, it is actually a key component to staying healthy and is fundamental in keeping nutrients circulating properly in your body. The human body...
Allergies

Allergies

Allergies are common, especially during the springtime. Spring allergies (commonly referred to as hay fever) are usually caused by sensitivity to pollens from flowers, trees and grass – but allergies can also occur year round and have many different...