Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism

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...

Heart and Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled by Health Canada

If you take medications for your heart or for high blood pressure, it may be a good idea to check and see if they’re...

World Mental Health Day

With World Mental Health Day fast approaching (October 10th), now is a good time to reiterate the importance of mental health care, as well...

How to Survive Vancouver’s First Heat Wave of the Season

While there’s plenty of information available on how to protect yourself from the heat, it’s never a bad idea to remind people about the...

Physical Manifestations of Stress

We’ve all experienced stress and/or anxiety from time to time. Stress and anxiety can occur as a result of something minor, to more serious...

Cannabis Legalization: A Province-to-Province Guide

As of October 17th, 2018, marijuana (also often referred to as cannabis) is legal across Canada. As a result, Canadians will be able to...

Colon Cancer

In wake of the untimely passing of actor Chadwick Boseman at the age of 43 from colon cancer, many people – especially those who...

Complex Chronic Pain

As of last year, one in five Canadians were said to be living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is characterized as pain that lasts...

How to Set and Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year fast approaches, this is the time when people start to think about all of the health-conscious choices they want to...

Understanding Inflammation

When Canadians think of inflammation, we often think of it as damage to the body that causes pain and swelling, and even infection. While...