Thursday, October 29, 2020

Heart and Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled by Health Canada

If you take medications for your heart or for high blood pressure, it may be a good idea to check and see if they’re...

Finding the Right Treatment for Pain

When we experience pain, the first thing we want to do is find relief – but that’s not always easy to do. Relieving pain...

The Opioid Crisis in Vancouver

In 2016, there were 922 overdose deaths in British Columbia. In Vancouver, 15 people died from opioid-related overdoses in just one week alone, and...

Health Canada Issues Advisory on EpiPen Shortage

Almost 3 million Canadians suffer from food allergies. An allergic response can be mild – such as itching, a rash and hives – to...

Medication Overdose

When you think of the word “overdose,” you most likely associate it with illicit street drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. However, it’s also...

The Use of NSAIDs

If you suffer from chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, headaches, arthritis, or even have dental issues (such as TMD) and menstrual cramps, then you’re...

Information About Common Pain Relief Medications

If you suffer from aches and pains – whether it’s sore muscles, joints, a headache from time to time or other chronic pain –...

What You Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are used to treat different types of bacterial infections. If your doctor has prescribed you an antibiotic, then you should take it and...

Mixing Medications with Workouts: What You Should Know

As a family physician, regular physical activity is something that Dr. Ali Ghahary recommends for all of his patients, young and old. It has...

Why Grapefruit and Medication Might Not Mix

Grapefruits, which come from the citrus family (also consisting of oranges, tangerines, mandarins, lemons and limes), are packed with vitamin C and can give...