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...
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...
When celebrating New Year’s Eve, many Canadians opt to go out and ring in the New Year with friends – which usually means alcohol and unhealthy food. However, it’s important to ensure not just your own safety, but the...
Clocks are set to spring ahead this Sunday, but just that one-hour difference can sometimes be enough to have a serious impact on your health. The good news, however, is there are certain things you can do to decrease...
Aging is something that happens to all of us. In fact, the aging process begins as soon as we’re born. What you might not understand, however, are the different dynamics of the aging process. Aging is often associated with...
This year, the International Stuttering Association marks the 20th anniversary of International Stuttering Awareness Day (also known as ISAD), which is recognized each year on the 22nd day of October. The International Stuttering Association is made up of a...
Your nose is considered the first part of your respiratory system, and it plays much more of a vital role than you might realize. Not only does it act like a filtration system to keep things like germs, dust...
We’ve all had colds in our lives and we all know how lousy they can make you feel. First, you notice the sore throat. Then the sneezing starts, followed by coughing. Next thing you know, you have a full-fledged...
Mental illness is something that’s becoming increasingly common, and thanks to organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, an important...
One of the most common reasons why someone might wake up with a sore back each morning is due to an improper mattress, as mentioned in a previous article by Dr. Ghahary. While the mattress you sleep on is...