Could the Flu Increase the Risk of a Heart Attack? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Could the Flu Increase the Risk of a Heart Attack?

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...
Influenza: Who's Most at Risk? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Influenza: Who’s Most at Risk?

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...
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...

Tips to Help Boost Your Mental Health

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...
National Non-Smoking Week | Dr. Ali Ghahary

National Non-Smoking Week

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...
Health Canada Issues Advisory on EpiPen Shortage | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Health Canada Issues Advisory on EpiPen Shortage

Almost 3 million Canadians suffer from food allergies. An allergic response can be mild – such as itching, a rash and hives – to much more severe – including...