Medicentres Blog

Wellness information for Canadians

Migraines and Headaches

Migraines and Headaches

"Headache" is a broad description that involves pain felt inside the head that can range from a mild annoyance to completely debilitating. Headache symptoms can make you feel helpless, or might even leave you wondering about your health. Headaches and migraines are...

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Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health

May is Hypertension Month, an important opportunity for many Canadians to think about their own cardiovascular health. Hypertension, known commonly as high blood pressure, is a very common medical issue that Canadians face, affecting nearly a quarter of adults.(1)...

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Concussions

Concussions

Concussions are a large part of discussions about the health of professional athletes these days but are an injury that can happen to anyone - in sport and in everyday life. Doctors and scientists are still working hard to research how these brain injuries work....

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Seizures & Epilepsy

Seizures & Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the brain by suddenly and briefly changing how it works. Epilepsy shows itself in the form of seizures, which may present in any number of ways, but are characterized as a change in electrical conduction in the brain....

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The beginning of this month started with World Autism Day on April 2nd. Many of us hear lots of debate about Autism these days, between the media and online platforms. Some essential facts and knowledge are the first step in trying to understand Autism Spectrum...

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Emergency Services (Healthcare Basics)

Emergency Services (Healthcare Basics)

Emergencies and Healthcare Medical emergencies can be incredibly overwhelming for everyone involved. Whether you experience a crisis yourself, or are trying to find help for someone in need of emergency care, it can be daunting trying to find the right services to...

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of devices, like computers or smartphones, to target someone with harassment, threats, intimidation, or humiliation. Your kids might call it just trolling, drama, or gossip, but it is a serious issue that affects our children and teens. What...

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Canada’s Fentanyl Crisis

Canada’s Fentanyl Crisis

Canada is facing a crisis in the wake of rising numbers of fentanyl overdoses and deaths. More than 4000 Canadians died from fentanyl overdoses in 2017 alone, and countless more were affected by the crisis. The numbers look scary and the crisis can touch anyone’s...

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Are Asthma Rates Increasing?

Are Asthma Rates Increasing?

Asthma affects approximately 3 million Canadians - 600 000 of those are children.(1) It can be a very serious medical condition that can result in dangerous emergencies, but it can also be managed with the help of your doctor. With so many people in Canada affected...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter blues have you down? Canadians are reminded every year just how far north we live when the winter months start getting colder and darker. While the days are finally starting to get a little bit longer now, many of us are still feeling pretty sluggish. It can be...

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