Cardiovascular disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease (CHD), is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. The buildup of plaque occurs over many years.  Over time, plaque can harden or rupture (break open). Hardened plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich

Arthritis & Chronic Pain

Understanding Arthritis, Chronic Pain, and Related Conditions It is estimated that 18.9% of Canadians experience chronic pain, including pain associated with arthritis. Continue reading to learn about potential causes and possible treatments you can discuss with your doctor. Resource Center Individuals can be predisposed to arthritic conditions if they exhibit one or multiple risk factors. Some