Thyroid disease is a common (and often hereditary) problem that affects as many as 1 in 10 Canadians. Of those 1 in 10, it is estimated that as many as 50% actually remain undiagnosed. The numbers are just as...
We have 3 membranes that cover our brain and spinal cord, which are known as the meninges. When these membranes become inflamed, this is known as meningitis – a condition that affects as many as 1 million people worldwide...
Tuberculosis | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Tuberculosis

While it’s not easy to become infected with it, tuberculosis – also commonly known as TB – is still considered to be one of the deadliest diseases in the world, affecting as many as 1.8 billion people according to...
The kidneys – two bean-shaped organs that are located in the renal system – come with a wide range of important responsibilities and vital functions, including removing waste products from the body by passing urine, balancing the body’s fluids,...
Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that affects as many as 2.3 million people globally. In Canada, an estimated 77,000 people live with the disease. While MS is most often...
Physical activity has many benefits. It not only reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), and helps you maintain a healthy weight, but it also benefits the mind. It’s widely known that staying...
Kidney Disease | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Kidney Disease

The number of Canadians living with kidney disease has been steadily increasing over the years. Currently, an estimated 1 in every 10 Canadians have kidney disease, while it affects as many as 850 million people worldwide. The kidneys are...
The gallbladder is an important organ and crucial part of the digestive system. It stores bile produced by the liver, which helps you to digest and absorb fat, including fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, E, D and K.)...
As many as 62 cases of a mysterious neurological polio-like illness have been diagnosed across 22 different states in recent weeks, with up to 90% of those cases being children. The illness, known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM,...
October is Healthy Lung Month. This is celebrated to raise awareness on the various types of lung conditions that can occur in individuals, as well as to promote lung health and teach you the different ways in which you...