Health Cold & Flu Season

Cold & Flu Season

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...
According to health officials, flu season is already off to a mild start in Canada in comparison to last year, which saw as many as 5 to 10 times more detections of cases of influenza and as many as...
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...
Symptoms of common colds and sinus infections can be very similar. For example, both may result in nasal congestion or runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches, fever, cough and fatigue. However, sinus infections also come with a few symptoms of...
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...
A sore throat and cough are usually the first sign of a common cold. While a sore throat will usually taper off after a few days (it usually precedes other symptoms, such as a runny nose or nasal congestion,...
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...
Flu season typically runs from November through April, though it can strike at any time and leave you feeling under the weather for days – even weeks – at a time. Among the most common symptoms associated with the...
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...
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...