Keeping your blood pressure stable is key to having good cardiovascular health. That’s why throughout the month of May, Hypertension Canada is raising awareness about what it means to have high blood pressure, the negative impact that it can...
This year’s focus of World No Tobacco Day, which takes place at the end of May, will be on the impact that tobacco use has on cardiovascular health. As a family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary encourages patients to live...
Sore throats are often the first sign that you’re coming down with something – either a viral or bacterial infection. Following the sore throat are other symptoms, which may include coughing, nasal congestion or runny nose, sneezing, and red...
As part of the Canadian Association of Optometrists EyeWise campaign, awareness is being raised about the importance of vision health and what you can do to prevent vision loss. As a family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary recommends patients go...
World Lupus Day | Dr. Ali Ghahary

World Lupus Day

Lupus is a serious and oftentimes debilitating autoimmune disease affecting as many as 5 million people worldwide. It can cause damage to the heart, to the kidneys, as well as to any other organ or tissue – from the...
Defining Schizophrenia While all mental illnesses should be given the same amount of attention that you would all other aspects of your health, schizophrenia is one of the more common, complex, and most serious psychiatric disorder that one can be...
In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, family physician Dr. Ali Ghahary has put together information on this chronic disorder – including who it affects, how it affects them, the most common symptoms, and the treatment options that are available. As...
“Mental Health” is a broad term that is used to describe a wide range of different psychological conditions. However, the term is also about much more than mental illness. It’s also about how you feel – whether you’re happy...
Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting the lungs, and is defined as chronic inflammation of the airway which causes difficulty breathing. To date, an estimated 3 million Canadians suffer from asthma. Who Gets Asthma? While asthma is more common in childhood...
The handling of heavy items is one of the leading causes of injuries both in and outside of the workplace for Canadians today – this includes but is not limited to the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or...