The digestive system is an important part of the body as it allows the tissues and organize to receive essential nutrients for proper function. This works by the digestive system breaking down food, extracting those nutrients, and then converting...
With several wildfires burning across various parts of the Province, including a bog fire burning in Richmond, individuals living in or near these areas may have respiratory-related problems. Coupled with warmer than normal temperatures for this time of year...
If you’ve ever had strep throat, then you know how painful it can be. In fact, people often liken the pain of strep throat to that of razor blades – it can be that excruciating. Fortunately, there are things...
Dry, chapped lips aren’t just a problem in the winter; they can be problematic during the summer months and warmer weather, too. Just as cold weather can contribute to your lip problems, so can the sunshine and lack of...
A Florida mother is speaking out about the dangers of food allergies, this after her 15-year-old daughter passed away suddenly after ingesting what was thought to be peanut-free cookies; a tragedy that serves as a warning to all grocery...
Edema is a common condition that causes swelling of the legs, ankles and/or feet due to a buildup of excess fluid, with many potential causes including but not limited to the following: • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing. • Venous...
Do you have frequent dizzy spells? Does the room feel like it’s spinning? Then you may suffer from vertigo – a debilitating (and sometimes chronic) condition that affects as many as 1.5 million Canadians to-date. While vertigo itself is a...
Arthritis affects as many as 4.6 million Canadian adults and is a condition that we often associate as part of the aging process. While this is somewhat true, arthritis can actually occur in individuals of all ages, including children....
For some, summer is the best time of year. It means warmer weather and getting to spend more time outdoors. For others, however, the sunshine and warmer temperatures can be quite uncomfortable. Whether you’re someone who simply hates warm...
Tendonitis is a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that causes inflammation or irritation of the tendon. It’s often caused by overuse of the wrist but may also be caused as a result of rheumatoid disease or infection. Anyone can develop...