Your immune system does a remarkable job of protecting your body from invading pathogens (including bacteria and viruses), toxins and even cancer cells. It is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that all work together to function as the body’s natural defense mechanism. Although the immune system generally does a great [...]
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As Canadians, we look forward to the hot summer weather after a seemingly endless winter season. However, when the temperatures keep rising and the heat wave persists for too long, it can become a health risk. Severe heat can cause a condition called heat exhaustion, which includes symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and fainting. Staying [...]
Concussion In Children A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury, most often caused by a sudden and forceful bump or blow to the head. In addition, concussions can also be caused by whiplash-type injuries that cause the brain to quickly shake inside the head. According to Health Canada, among Canadian children and [...]
Overview Concussions are a type of mild traumatic brain injury and often result from having a bump, blow or jolt to the head. According to a recent online survey commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately half of Canadians know almost nothing about the dangers of concussion injuries. Concussions and other brain injuries [...]
Most people suffer from headaches from time to time. However, if you find yourself experiencing headaches more days than not, you may have chronic daily headaches. Defined as recurring headache for at least 15 days per month occurring over a period of three months or more, chronic daily headaches are any type of headache that [...]