Multiple Sclerosis

Hearing that you have multiple sclerosis can be frightening and bewildering, but this nerve disorder often progresses very slowly'or not at all. Now even the more aggressive forms of MS can be treated to delay the disease's progress.

Migraine

Millions of North Americans suffer from migraine headaches, but only about half of them seek the medical treatment that could...


Menopause

Menopause is your body's adjustment to a downshift in hormones. Because of recent concerns about hormone replacement therapy (HRT), now...


Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss among older people. Although the disease is not...


Lupus

As little as 50 years ago, only half the people diagnosed with lupus were alive four years later. Today, you...

Lung Cancer

It's probably no surprise to learn that smoking causes about 90% of all primary lung cancers'meaning those that originate in...


Kidney Stones

It seems amazing that something so tiny can cause so much suffering. But while a small minority of people are...


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The intestinal distress associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is responsible for more than 3 million doctor visits annually. Even...


Incontinence

When you've 'gotta go' too often, or you just can't hold it in, inconvenience and embarrassment often follow. Take heart:...


Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus). It can be a psychological as well as a physical...


Hepatitis

While some types of hepatitis bring on a flu-like illness and disappear, others cause chronic liver disease that can lead...


Heart Disease

Heart disease, also called coronary artery disease, is the number-one killer of Canadians.


Hearing Loss

At first, you have trouble hearing high-pitched sounds, then later, lower-pitched sounds.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, occurs when plaque'a sticky substance composed of bacteria and other matter'collects in the gaps...


Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in Canada.


Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease / Heartburn)

Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, acid reflux occurs when stomach acid (and sometimes food and liquid) backs...


Gallstones

If you have gallstones, there's good news: Newer, less-invasive surgical techniques will help you banish gallstone pain and be back...


Fibromyalgia

So many doctors are unfamiliar with the painful and confusing condition called fibromyalgia that just getting a diagnosis may be...


Anaemia (Iron-Deficiency)

Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common form of the disorder. It is caused by a shortage of iron in the...


Fibroids

If your doctor says you have a fibroid, it's not the end of the world. These common uterine growths are...


Infertility

Millions of North American couples struggle with infertility. Although you can't do much to turn back the biological clock, technological...

Fatigue

Short-term fatigue, that weary feeling you get after a stressful day or a long trip, is normal. But long-term, constant...


Epilepsy

Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that occur suddenly for no apparent reason.


Endometriosis

With endometriosis, fragments of the uterine lining (endometrium) are deposited elsewhere in the body ' typically in or on the...


Emphysema

Every day the average person takes about 17,000 breaths. Emphysema can make each one a real struggle. If you have...


Anorexia Nervosa

People with anorexia nervosa have an intense fear of putting on weight. The condition can develop when a person focuses...


Diverticulitis

This painful intestinal condition is widely believed to be the unhappy result of too little fibre in your diet. Most...