There are many reasons why someone may develop constipation or diarrhea. Diarrhea, which is characterized by loose, watery stools and the urge to have a bowel movement, is typically acute and only lasts for one or two days. If...
As many as 1 in 4 Canadians will develop a form of depression in their lifetime and ultimately require treatment. Depression is one of the most common types of mental health disorders, affecting more than 300 million people globally....
PTSD and the Brain | Dr. Ali Ghahary

PTSD and the Brain

PTSD, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders that individuals are diagnosed with. According to a 2016 study, Canada was found to have one of the highest diagnosis rates of...
Men and Mental Health | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Men and Mental Health

There have been many discussions surrounding mental health, mental illness, and the need for increased awareness. However, as many as 40% of men will avoid discussions about their mental health. In Canada alone, 75% of all suicides are men....
An estimated 1.5 million Canadians between the ages of 12 and 44, and more than 76 million Americans over the age of 20, say they experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that lasts for a...
While an embarrassing topic of discussion and therefore one that many men will often try to shy away from having, erectile dysfunction (also referred to as ED, sexual dysfunction, impotence, and male erectile disorder) affects more than 50% of...
A new study conducted by and published in the New England Journal of Medicine has discovered some new benefits associated with Vitamin D and fish oil supplements. Vitamin D is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that...
As many as 3 in 5 Canadians are overweight or obese. While British Columbia is considered to have one of the lower rates of obesity in the country, at least 16% of the Province’s population are still considered as...
What is Hepatoblastoma? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Hepatoblastoma?

While rare (affecting only 2 to 3 per one million individuals), hepatoblastoma is considered to be one of the more common forms of liver cancer that impacts children. In 2016, Canadian singer Michael Buble’s then 3-year-old son was diagnosed...
Just like adults, children can also experience a decline in their mental health – most commonly depression and anxiety. For many parents, it can be hard to identify when a child is in crisis. Not as a result of...