Itchy and irritated or gritty eyes, as well as stinging and burning, are common symptoms of dry eye. There may be discharge, pain and redness in the eye or a feeling of heavy eyelids and even blurred vision.
Dr. Michael Henry, former Chief of Ophthalmology, describes the causes of dry eye, how to ease symptoms and more.
Allergic reactions cause symptoms in four main body systems: the skin, the gut, the heart, and the lungs.
"Vomiting and/or stomach cramps, hives, shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, trouble swallowing, tongue swelling, dizziness or feeling lightheaded could all be symptoms of an allergic reaction," says
Dr. Braden O'Neill, a Physician with our Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Physiotherapy can help reduce dependency on painkillers
Canadians have the second highest use of prescription opioids in the world.
Owen Wong sees first-hand a growing number of patients using opioids for managing persistent pain. As a Physiotherapist at the North York General Assessment and Wellness Centre, he not only provides treatment that helps people in pain, he also tries to reduce or eliminate their need for prescription painkillers.
On March 15, 1968, Ontario Premier John Robarts dedicated North York General Hospital. The first patient was admitted on May 12 and three days later NYGH officially opened with 50 beds. By November, 580 beds were operational.