One of the worst things about allergies or the common cold is the nasal congestion that’s often associated with them. When you can’t breathe through your nose properly, you’re eager to find relief. Unfortunately, the relief that you do...
Fall (or “pumpkin spice season”, as some like to call it), is right around the corner. Summer is nearing its end, the days are getting shorter, the weather is changing, and cold and flu and season is about to...
If you’ve ever had strep throat, then you know how painful it can be. In fact, people often liken the pain of strep throat to that of razor blades – it can be that excruciating. Fortunately, there are things...
While this year’s flu season may have finally reached its peak, family physician Dr. Ali Ghahary, along with other healthcare professionals and organizations all across Canada, are still urging patients to take necessary precautions to avoid coming down with...
When you’re fighting a cold or have the flu, it’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “let nature take its course.” While some patients might feel put-off by hearing this and look at it as if their physician is...
According to a recent study, having the flu and other respiratory viruses could increase the risk of heart attack. Toronto scientist, Dr. Jeff Kwong, who works for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), says that his recent study suggests...
As many as 12,000 Canadians – primarily seniors and children – are hospitalized due to the flu each year. According to a recent report done by the CBC, there have been approximately 15,000 cases of the flu reported this season...
Your sinuses make up your upper respiratory tract from your nose all the way to your throat. They are located in your forehead (known as the frontal sinuses), your cheekbones (known as the maxillary sinuses), and behind the nose...
The common cold and flu can cause a number of symptoms – everything from a runny nose to nasal congestion, sneezing and coughing – but perhaps the most painful symptom of all comes in the form of a sore...

Flu Season

As flu season is now in full swing, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician at Brentwood Medical Clinic in Burnaby, British Columbia, will see an increased number of patients wanting to receive a flu vaccination. Flu season typically runs from...