Since 2012, the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health has collaborated with various organizations around the world to raise awareness about the prevention and management of different conditions affecting the spine. To recognize the importance of spinal health, World Spine...
We often take certain aspects of our health for granted, including our vision, when it’s one of the most important things in your life. Just like our other four basic senses (hearing, smell, taste and touch), our sight is...
According to health officials, flu season is already off to a mild start in Canada in comparison to last year, which saw as many as 5 to 10 times more detections of cases of influenza and as many as...
Binge drinking is a term that is used to describe excessive alcohol consumption. If you drink in excess, then you may have what’s considered Alcohol Use Disorder – or AUD – which is on the rise in North America....
There are many reasons why one might develop back pain. For example, heavy lifting or constant strain which causes the back to spasm. You can also develop degenerative joint and disc disorders as you get older. But did you...
When it comes to overexerting yourself, both the body and mind can be affected. According to psychologists, we all have limits when it comes to our cognition, and when we take on more than what we can handle that...
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month is part of a long list of health conditions being promoted and recognized by the Government of Canada during the month of October. As part of Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, different iconic Canadian landmarks will...
First observed on October 10th, 1992, World Mental Health Day is commemorated each year and aims to promote mental health awareness. Mental illness affects over 1 billion people on a global scale, making it a worldwide epidemic. Below, Dr....
Whether you suffer from an acute or chronic respiratory condition, you could benefit from seeing a Respiratory Therapist – also known as an RT. Respiratory Therapists work in a wide range of settings, including acute-care hospitals and emergency rooms,...
October kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are as many as 200,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed every year, and the disease claimed the lives of approximately 5,000 Canadian women in 2017. It is the most common...