First founded by Australia’s Travis Garone and Luke Slattery in 2003, the Movember Foundation has gone on to become one of the world’s most prominent leaders in raising awareness on men’s health, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and even...
Arthritis Awareness | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Arthritis Awareness

There are an estimated 350 million people living with arthritis worldwide. In Canada, there are more than 4 and a half million people living with some form of the inflammatory disease. There are more than 100 different forms of...
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...
Back pain is something that commonly affects a large number of individuals – particularly those who are elderly, have jobs that require them to do heavy lifting, or play sports. As we age, it is not uncommon for our spines...
Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician from Vancouver, Canada, recommends adults get anywhere from 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, while children and teenagers between the ages of 3 to 17 need anywhere from 8 to 10...
Domestic Violence | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, which is also classified as intimate partner violence, can occur at the hands of current or former spouses and dating partners. It can include physical violence, including sexual assault, as well as emotional abuse and manipulation. According...
Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in the blood and is separated into two different categories: LDL, also known as low-density lipoprotein, and HDL, also known as high-density lipoprotein. Having too much LDL cholesterol is unhealthy...
Making sure your health is in top form is crucial, but sometimes being able to tell the difference between a medical emergency and non-emergency can be difficult, and this can be due to a number of reasons. A patient...
As a family physician in Vancouver, Dr. Ali Ghahary doesn’t just advocate for patients to take care of their physical health, but he also urges the importance of taking care of their mental health, too. Even if you don’t...
Laughter triggers the release of feel-good chemicals known as endorphins. You’ve heard the saying before: “Laughter is the best medicine.” However, it’s more than just a saying. It’s an old adage that, for years, has been scientifically proven. Not only...