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, author, producer and activist, Michael J. Fox, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at just 29...
The importance of drinking water isn’t just a fad – it’s true. Keeping your body hydrated with fluids is crucial for your health as well as maintaining proper function of a wide range of systems and organs within the...
While there’s plenty of information available on how to protect yourself from the heat, it’s never a bad idea to remind people about the risks that often come along with rising temperatures and sunny weather. As Dr. Ali Ghahary...
According to Canadian Blood Services, as many as half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the number of Canadians that actually donate blood is significantly lower...
As our bodies develop, so do our brains. We adapt, we learn, we make memories, and become smarter. However, just as your body eventually changes over time, the brain goes through changes as well. The brain’s aging process begins...
There are nearly 2 billion people worldwide that are suffering from chronic pain. In Canada, as many as 60% of working-aged adults will either lose their job or incur loss of income as a direct result of chronic pain,...
PTSD, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, impacts thousands of Canadians each year. According to the National Centre for PTSD, as many as 7 out of every 100 people will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in...
In light of the recent, untimely and terribly tragic deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef/CNN host Anthony Bourdain this week, there has been a significant increase in the percentage of phone calls received by various mental health...
Men’s Health Month, an initiative first started by congress in 1994, is now recognized worldwide throughout the month of June via various educational health programs, health fairs, outreach activities, and even in the media. The main focus of Men’s...
Scoliosis is a common condition that affects the spine. Most diagnosed cases of scoliosis are idiopathic – meaning that the cause is unknown. There are, however, other types of scoliosis – including the rarely diagnosed congenital scoliosis, which is...