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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.)...
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...
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...