While sometimes a prickly and rather uncomfortable or embarrassing topic of conversation, hemorrhoids – also referred to as ‘piles’ – are actually more of a common occurrence than you might realize. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that develop in the...
For the past four decades (since 1977), the Disability Alliance of British Columbia has been helping individuals diagnosed with disabilities. When people think of the word “disability” or “disabled,” a person in a wheelchair with a visible illness often...
Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients as they play a key role in maintaining your health – physically and mentally. Without them, you’re at risk of developing a number of health complications. In order to help you have...
If you’ve ever been on antibiotics, then you’re most likely aware of the havoc they can wreak on your gut. In some cases, depending on how stubborn a bacterial infection is, patients will sometimes require to be put on...
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,...