As of 2014, nearly 16 percent (just over 6 million) of Canadians were made up of geriatric patients aged 65 or older. By 2030, that number is expected to rise by 7 percent to 9.5 million seniors, making them...

Head Lice

Head lice is a very common occurrence in school-aged children. However, as prevalent as head lice can be, there are also plenty of myths and misconceptions that surround it – which Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver,...
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...
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...
Family physicians like Dr. Ali Ghahary are essential to the health of the general public, providing comprehensive care to individuals within their communities and building positive relationships with those they treat. The role of a family physician is to be...
Medication Safety | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Medication Safety

Whether you take regular medications or are only in need of an over-the-counter drug (such as Advil or Tylenol) from time to time, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia, wants patients to know these...
Dry, itchy skin is a common problem for many Canadians; it can be caused by different skin conditions, such as eczema, which can be worsened as a result of cooler, winter weather. As irritating as dry, itchy skin can be,...
Drinking tea is not only delicious, but did you know that it’s also good for your health? Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary shares information on its many benefits! One great thing about drinking tea is that it contains many antioxidants. Although...
In comparison to the average headaches, individuals with migraines often describe them as the “worst” headache they’ve ever had. Below, Vancouver family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, talks about the difference between headaches and migraines, and what treatment options are available. The...
Dehydration

Signs of Dehydration

Without enough water, the body is unable to carry out its normal functions – a term that is commonly referred to in the medial field as dehydration. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than what it takes in,...