Aside from the common cold or flu, headaches are one of the most common ailments that healthcare professionals like Dr. Ali Ghahary treat. There are two different types of headaches that an individual can experience: Tension headaches, which is...
Pollution is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to our environment. As humans, we’re actually responsible for most of the pollution that gets released into the environment. What we don’t realize, however, is that breathing in all...
Access Awareness | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Access Awareness

Recognized on the first Saturday in June, Access Awareness Day is a campaign that was created to shine the light on disability as well as accessibility and inclusion through breaking barriers and ensuring that disabled Canadians receive the independence,...
In Canada, there are thousands of people that are either living with or in remission from blood cancer. There are as many as 137 types of blood cancers and blood disorders that one can be diagnosed with, including but...
Telling friends and family about medical conditions can sometimes be difficult, especially if the diagnosis is something that is life-altering (for example, a terminal illness such as cancer), but making them aware can also be crucial in the event...
Making sure your health is in top form is crucial, but sometimes being able to tell the difference between a medical emergency and non-emergency can be difficult, and this can be due to a number of reasons. A patient...
You’ve most likely often heard the term “dual diagnosis" but may not be familiar with what the term actually means. “Dual diagnosis” is the term that is used when someone has been diagnosed with two separate illnesses. For example,...
In any given year, an estimated 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada. Last year, an estimated 7,200 Canadians (4,000 men and 3,200 women) were diagnosed with melanoma, a form of skin cancer; while 1,250 Canadians died...
As a family physician in Vancouver, Dr. Ali Ghahary doesn’t just advocate for patients to take care of their physical health, but he also urges the importance of taking care of their mental health, too. Even if you don’t...
Along with Vision Health Month and Hypertension Awareness Month, the month of May is also designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis is a type of virus that attacks the liver, resulting in inflammation. There are at least six forms...