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...
With an increasingly steady percentage of Canadians struggling with obesity, it is important to raise awareness and learn about all of the positive ways to ensure you are leading a healthy lifestyle. Obesity, a result of excess body fat...
Ear Problems | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Ear Problems

Our ears are some of the most sensitive parts of or body – they are responsible for controlling our balance and allowing us to hear sound. There are many different ear problems that can be diagnosed in both infants and...
If you’ve ever had the chickenpox then there’s a strong likelihood that the chickenpox virus, known as the varicella zoster virus, is still in your body. This virus can lie dormant without exhibiting any symptoms for an extended amount...
Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting the lungs, and is defined as chronic inflammation of the airway which causes difficulty breathing. To date, an estimated 3 million Canadians suffer from asthma. Who Gets Asthma? While asthma is more common in childhood...
We’ve all had days where we’ve felt burnt out and sometimes wanted to do nothing but stay in bed all day. Unfortunately, certain commitments like school and work don’t always make that possible, so we find ourselves looking for...
There are many reasons why someone may develop constipation or diarrhea. Diarrhea, which is characterized by loose, watery stools and the urge to have a bowel movement, is typically acute and only lasts for one or two days. If...
Nausea can happen to anyone and it can occur at any time. It can sometimes happen without any prior warning signs, or it can be the result of things such as food poisoning, taking certain types of medications, travel...
Along with Vision Health Month and Hypertension Awareness Month, the month of May is also designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis is a type of virus that attacks the liver, resulting in inflammation. There are at least six forms...
There have been many discussions surrounding mental health, mental illness, and the need for increased awareness. However, as many as 40% of men will avoid discussions about their mental health. In Canada alone, 75% of all suicides are men....