We all know that we should be getting approximately 8 hours of sleep a night, but with busy schedules it often seems difficult to find that time. In fact, only 30% of the Canadian population gets a sufficient amount of sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep at your desk – it causes weight gain, which increases your risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases. The Medical Station explores the key reasons why increased weight can be caused by lack of sleep.
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Although transgenderism is becoming an increasingly popular subject in today’s society and media, there are still many topics regarding the transgender community that have yet to be openly explored to the same degree as they are for cisgender people. The Medical Station delves into one of these topics: the role of sex and intimacy in the lives and relationships of transgender individuals.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) recently revealed an expanded HPV immunization program for school children across Ontario. The vaccine will now be offered to boys and girls in grade 7. The Medical Station discusses HPV, the importance of vaccination in cancer prevention, and the debate surrounding the immunization program expansion.
Spring is in the air and so is the airborne pollen from trees, grass, and weeds. As a result, you may have noticed that you’ve been suffering from some of the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies in the spring and fall. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available for seasonal allergies which we will explore in this week’s blog.
It is estimated that nearly half of all Canadians will experience some form of hair loss, or alopecia, by age 50. Hair loss can affect anyone, can be sudden or gradual, temporary or permanent, and can affect your scalp and body to varying degrees. The Medical Station explores this pervasive health issue.
With the ongoing spread of Zika across the globe, this virus continues to be classified as a public health emergency. This blog is a follow-up to a blog we posted in March that explored what we know about Zika virus. The infographic below, Bitten: Zika Virus 101, offers a visual explanation of the basics of Zika virus.
Patient privacy is a key concern in the health care system, and it is something that we do not take lightly at The Medical Station. Today we explore the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality, and what our North York clinic is doing to ensure we foster a secure and trustful environment for our patients and clients.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as deep venous thrombosis, is the serious and often painful result of a blood clot formed in one or more of the deep veins of your body. Most commonly occurring in the deep veins of the legs, DVT can cause pulmonary embolism (PE), which is often fatal. The Medical Station discusses the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for DVT.
With spring upon us, and approximately one in four Canadians suffering from yearly seasonal allergies, now is the perfect time to discuss allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. The Medical Station, currently open in North York, investigates the causes and contributors of hay fever, as well as how to manage these allergies for a more enjoyable spring.
Though shedding tears is often associated with uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings, crying is an extremely important and unique feature of being human. While the purpose of our tears and crying varies as we age, it serves a basic human function throughout our lives - to promote physical, emotional, and social health.