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...
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...
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...
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 onset for Parkinson’s disease is 60, some can be diagnosed at the age of 40...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...