As seasons change, so do certain aspects of your health and overall wellbeing. Unlike winter, where we spent more time indoors and dressed warmly, spring brings longer days and warmer temperatures – and with that also comes certain health...
For some people, the arrival of spring means warner weather and sunshine – but for others it means watery, red, itchy eyes, a running nose, sniffling and sneezing. As many as 20% of Canadians suffer from springtime allergies –...
When you think of the word “arthritis,” the first thing that comes to mind isn’t usually a child – instead, arthritis is often associated with those who are at a later stage of life, such as individuals who are...
If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia then you’re more than likely used to the feelings of lethargy and irritability the next morning. Not only does a lack of sleep have an impact on our mood and mental health, but...
In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to treatment funded under PharmaCare, even during early stages of the disease. In addition, they also...
According to a recent study done by Prashanthi Vemuri, an associate professor of radiology with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, adults who find that they are feeling sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of...
Misdiagnosing, unfortunately, is something that can occur in healthcare, and it can have devastating (and sometimes even fatal) consequences. Below are some critical steps you can take to get the right diagnosis and improve your overall health. 1. REPORT ALL...
While it might still be winter (with spring not set to arrive for another two weeks), Vancouver is set to get its first taste of warm weather this weekend when temperatures are expected to hit anywhere from 14 to...
Clocks are set to spring ahead this Sunday, but just that one-hour difference can sometimes be enough to have a serious impact on your health. The good news, however, is there are certain things you can do to decrease...
There are three different categories of risk factors associated with heart attacks. The major risk factors, which cannot be changed, such as age, gender and heredity; the modifiable risk factors, such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight and physical...