According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, liver disease is on the rise, and what once affected 1 in 10 Canadians now affects an estimated 1 in 4, ranging in everyone from newborns to adults; with liver cancer also now...

What is ALS?

Approximately 3,000 Canadians are currently living with ALS. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a condition that gradually causes the body to become paralyzed when the brain loses its ability to communicate with the muscles...
With this year’s wildfire season being one of the worst that British Columbia has seen, it’s no surprise that there is an increase in respiratory-related illness – especially among children and seniors. To make matters worse, anyone who has...
Canada has the highest rate of Multiple Sclerosis in the world, with approximately 1 in every 340 Canadians between the ages of 15 and 40 living with the disease. Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is an autoimmune disease that...
Hepatitis B (HBV) | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Hepatitis B (HBV)

Hepatitis B Virus, also known as HBV, is a potentially life-threatening liver disease that can be either acute or chronic. More infectious than HIV, Hepatitis B is contracted through contact with bodily fluids or blood of a person already infected with...
Approximately 8% of Canadians are diagnosed with a rare disease. Rare Disease Statistics Rare diseases can occur in both children and adults. Currently, there are more than 7,000 types of rare diseases and many more that continue to be undiagnosed. Examples...
What is Graves Disease? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Graves Disease?

An American talk show host recently announced that she’d been diagnosed with Graves disease, but what is it, exactly? According to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada, 1 in every 100 Canadians are diagnosed with Graves disease. Graves disease, named after...
You might be wondering what the word “Lymphedema” means, but it's actually more common than you realize, as millions of individuals from all over the world suffer from this condition that causes excess fluid build-up in the lymph vessels,...
According to a recent study done by Prashanthi Vemuri, an associate professor of radiology with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, adults who find that they are feeling sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of...
In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to treatment funded under PharmaCare, even during early stages of the disease. In addition, they also...