When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, Dr. Ali Ghahary says early prevention is key. While heart disease can and does run in families, diet and exercise also both play a huge factor, especially in childhood. Some of the...
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...
It’s almost time for kids to go back to school, which means the risk of developing common illnesses (such as the common cold or flu) are also going to be ramping up. Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary has compiled some...
An estimated 390,000 babies are born each year across Canada. While the average gestation period that is required in order for a baby to fully grow and develop is 40 weeks, there are cases where babies are born at...
Growing up in today’s society can be difficult enough as it is, but it’s especially difficult for young children and teenagers thanks to idealizations of what it means to be “perfect” as seen on TV shows (i.e. reality shows)...
Dealing with a sick child can be difficult on any parent. It can be especially hard, however, for parents of infants. As babies cannot yet communicate by speaking, the only way for a parent to be able to tell if...
Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Jane Shearer, is speaking out in effort to warn parents, coaches and medical professionals about the risks that are associated with the...
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...
Oral Thrush in Infants | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Oral Thrush in Infants

Oral thrush is a common (and usually harmless) fungal infection that occurs in the mouth. Oral thrush is caused by something known as ’Candida albicans’, a strain of yeast fungus that lives on the skin. While oral thrush can affect...
A recent Adenovirus outbreak has killed 7 children in New Jersey and has sickened an additional 11 according to the state’s health department. While fatalities as a result of adenovirus are very rare, health officials say that this particular...