Who Gets Shingles and Why? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Who Gets Shingles and Why?

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...
How Much Sodium is Too Much? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

How Much Sodium is Too Much?

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...
The Impact of Having a Rare Disease | Dr. Ali Ghahary

The Impact of Having a Rare Disease

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...
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...