As Bell Let’s Talk Day approaches next week, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver, wants to remind individuals of some important steps they can take to not only boost their own mental health, but also the mental...
What is Naloxone? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Naloxone?

Compared to other regions in British Columbia, Vancouver saw the highest rate of opioid-related deaths in 2017. Find out what doctors, pharmacists and emergency medical responders are doing to combat the epidemic. The primary use of opioids is to relieve...
High-stakes match-ups happen in sports all the time – from the NHL’s Stanley Cup to the CFL’s Grey Cup, and grand slam tennis. Now, with the NFL Super Bowl just seven days away, medical professionals are warning that all...
When it comes to alcohol, there are four different classifications of drinkers: • An Abstainer: Someone who doesn’t drink or rarely drinks at all. • Social Drinker: Someone who drinks small amounts in social settings (i.e. when out with friends, celebrating...
When it comes to mental health, it’s a topic of conversation that many try to avoid due to the stigma that still sounds it. That’s why in 2010, Bell Media launched their Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative in effort...
Dr. Ali Ghahary practices at Brentwood Medical Clinic, a combined family practice and walk-in clinic located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Along with being able to accurately diagnose and treat common health conditions such as influenza, diabetes, and even...
When it comes to mental illness, we often associate it with things like depression and anxiety. However, mental illness not limited to just one or two types of conditions. Mental illness comes in various forms – in fact, there...
Whether it’s starting a new job, taking care of family matters, or speaking in front of large groups, we all experience anxiety from time to time; and while this kind of anxiety generally does not affect one’s ability to...
Below you will find some of the latest statistics surrounding mental health and mental illness in Canada. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to a trusted individual such as a friend, family member, or...
What is ADHD?

What is ADHD?

ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, affects as many as 4% of adults and 5% of children worldwide. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in Canadian children. Those with ADHD...