According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30,000 people suffer from accidental injuries each year, while the World Health Organization says 5% of individuals die from their injuries – many of which can be avoided. The...
High-stakes match-ups happen in sports all the time – from the NHL’s Stanley Cup to the CFL’s Grey Cup, and grand slam tennis. Now, with the NFL Super Bowl just seven days away, medical professionals are warning that all...
If you’ve ever had the chickenpox then there’s a strong likelihood that the chickenpox virus, known as the varicella zoster virus, is still in your body. This virus can lie dormant without exhibiting any symptoms for an extended amount...
Most snack foods, fast food and other processed foods are high in salt. Back in 2012, Health Canada released industry guidelines in effort to help reduce the amount of sodium that Canadians were consuming in their everyday diets, recommending the...
Approximately 8% of Canadians are diagnosed with a rare disease. Rare Disease Statistics Rare diseases can occur in both children and adults. Currently, there are more than 7,000 types of rare diseases and many more that continue to be undiagnosed. Examples...
According to a recent study, having the flu and other respiratory viruses could increase the risk of heart attack. Toronto scientist, Dr. Jeff Kwong, who works for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), says that his recent study suggests...
As many as 12,000 Canadians – primarily seniors and children – are hospitalized due to the flu each year. According to a recent report done by the CBC, there have been approximately 15,000 cases of the flu reported this season...
Lung Cancer | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Lung Cancer?

An estimated 206,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Canada last year, with lung cancer being atop the list alongside breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for over 1 million deaths worldwide each year. Lung cancer...
As Bell Let’s Talk Day approaches next week, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver, wants to remind individuals of some important steps they can take to not only boost their own mental health, but also the mental...
There are an estimated 1.1 billion smokers worldwide. Amongst Canadians, that accounts for approximately 6 million individuals. Coordinated by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control, National Non-Smoking Week has been observed in Canada since 1988 and aims to educate Canadians on...