Wednesday, October 28, 2020

How Important are the Kidneys?

The kidneys – two bean-shaped organs that are located in the renal system – come with a wide range of important responsibilities and vital...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that affects over 100,000 Canadians to date, with over 6,000 Canadians being diagnosed each year. The average age of...

Tuberculosis

While it’s not easy to become infected with it, tuberculosis – also commonly known as TB – is still considered to be one of...

Join the Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

There are over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease, with as many as 6,600 new cases of Parkinson’s being diagnosed each year. Canadian actor,...

Meningitis: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

We have 3 membranes that cover our brain and spinal cord, which are known as the meninges. When these membranes become inflamed, this is...

Liver Disease on the Rise in Canada

According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, liver disease is on the rise, and what once affected 1 in 10 Canadians now affects an estimated...

Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is a common (and often hereditary) problem that affects as many as 1 in 10 Canadians. Of those 1 in 10, it...

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...

Common Disorders of the Respiratory System

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...

COVID-19 Q&A: Part 1

One of the biggest problems when it comes to outbreaks of certain illnesses and diseases is social media. While it can certainly be a...