Physical

Your physical health impacts your ability to live life to the fullest. We want to help you live better every day with these helpful articles and tips.

The prostate gland is a unique walnut-sized organ. Its main function is to produce the milky fluid component of semen, providing a slippery medium for sperm to easily swim within. The prostate gland is located directly below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, a tube which allows urine to flow from the bladder to th…

The start of a new year provides the opportunity for change and setting new goals. The most common resolutions made on January 1st are losing weight, eating better and committing to an exercise routine. This isn’t surprising considering most people tend to indulge during the latter part of the year. However, 2020 has b…

Men, your nuts and your feelings… yup, we are going there. The month of November has become recognized for bringing awareness to common men’s health issues. Health issues that are unique to men include testicular cancer, prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). While the gains from this awareness campaign…

The start to a new school year has officially begun. This school year looks a lot different than what most parents and kids are used to. Whether your kids will be homeschooled or will be strapping on those masks and making their way into classrooms, keeping your child mentally and physically healthy is particularly imp…

The summer heat and working from home has many people interested in enjoying outdoor activities, all the while maintaining social distancing, of course. Basements have transformed into personal gyms and vehicles have been replaced with bicycles and running shoes. Many people are choosing to become more active while sta…

The human eye and vision centres in the brain are quite complex.  Detection of colour, depth, and central and peripheral visual fields are all important functions that help us perceive and interact with the world around us. However, just like the rest of the body, our vision steadily declines over time. One of the most…

Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to an external substance such as pollen, resulting in a range of unpleasant symptoms. One in six Canadians suffer from allergies. Typically, seasonal allergies are present from early spring to mid-fall season. April to June is when…

It’s been said that men think about sex once every seven seconds. However, this has not been verified and is still up for debate. What we do know however, is sexual health is an important factor for overall wellbeing in males. Sex drive or “libido” as it is commonly described, is an important aspect of sexual health. S…

Urinary tract infections (UTI), also known as “bladder infections” occur when bacteria enter the urinary system and infect the surrounding bladder tissue, causing symptoms of pain, burning, fever and increased urination. If not treated immediately, a UTI can lead to permanent kidney damage.  Urinary tract infections ar…

The human digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal tract or “GI tract” for short, is made up of a very long hollow tube and includes unique organs such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Each section of this system, from the saliva in the mouth all the way down to the anus play a critical role in human…