Cervical Cancer Screening

There are two ways woman can prevent cervical cancer: Pap tests and the HPV vaccine-Gardasil 9. Pap tests are exams used to screen for cervical cancer. Women between the ages of 25 to 69 should be screened every 3 years. Speculum icon in flat style isolated on white background. Pregnancy symbol vector illustration.   If abnormal cells are found and treated early, it can stop the cells from bec...
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HPV Vaccine – What you should know

About HPV ( Human Papillomavirus)Most cervical cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Widespread immunization with the HPV vaccine could reduce the impact of cervical cancer and other cancers caused by HPV worldwide. Here's what you need to know about the HPV vaccine. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Three out ...
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Dr Sareh Zahedieh, pediatrician has joined Sina Medical Clinic

We are excited to announce that we have Dr. Sareh Zahedieh (Pediatrician) joining our medical clinic's team. Dr. Zahedieh is available to see pediatric patients (from 0-18 years of age) by referral and she can see patients as quickly as 1-2 weeks. Her areas of practice are the following:    • General Pediatric Concerns    • Disability Behavioural Asse...
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Dr Kate,ND has joined Sina Naturopathic Clinic

We are happy to announce that we have a new Naturopathic Doctor joining our team, Dr. Ekaterina KRANTSEVICH-RIEHL (Dr. Kate), ND, who is available to see patients on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11am-7pm.   About Dr. Kate, ND Dr. Kate is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with a passion for personalized health care in order to achieve optimal health. Longer appointments times...
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Hypertension

  HYPERTENSION PREVALENCE Currently 23% of Canadian adults have hypertension and this translates to more than 40% of adults aged 25 years and older worldwide. Hypertension is currently the leading global risk factor for death/disability. However, blood pressure control has grown significantly both in Canada and globally due to advancements in pharmacotherapy. For historical context, in 1992, the...
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Anxiety Disorder – Diagnosis to Treatment

Anxiety Disorder Anxiety is something that may affect many of us throughout our lifetime. It is estimated that almost 24% of Canadians will experience some form of anxiety in their lifetime 1. Anxiety may be due to several different reasons, and there are many different types of anxiety that people may experience, these include social anxiety disorder, panic disorders, anxiety due to substance...
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Travellers’ Diarrhea

How to Avoid and Treat Travellers' Diarrhea     What is Travellers' Diarrhea (TD) TD is defined as having 3 or more unformed stools within a 24 hour period associated with one of the following: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains, cramps, fever, and in severe cases bloody stools. Usually occurs within first week of arriving at destination Self limiting and resolves within two days for 50% of trav...
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Bipolar Disorder – From A to Z

Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is characterized by both manic and depressive symptoms. Manic symptoms include having flights of ideas, being more talkative, less need for sleep and increased distractibility. Depressive symptoms include fatigue or loss of energy, weight loss or gain, feeling worthless and in severe cases suicidal ideation. Some severe cases of bipolar disorder ma...
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Antidepressants – Know Your Options

  Depression Approximately 10% of Canadian adults will experience major depression in their lifetime (termed Major Depressive Disorder or MDD). Major Depressive Disorder is a form of mental illness that can affect people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures. The cause could be due to a complex interplay of personality, environmental, biological, and genetic factors. Major depressio...
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SEASONAL ALLERGIES – Choosing the right product for you

What are the typical symptoms of allergic rhinitis? Seasonal allergies (commonly referred to as Hay Fever) occur as a result of exposure to allergens at different times of the year. The most common presentation is allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the inner mucous membrane of the nose), with symptoms including itching, sneezing, rhinorrhea (runny nose), nasal congestion and itchy, watery eye...
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