Emily Lunardo

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

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Depression may lead to cannabis disorder in teens

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 05:30 AM
cannabis depression

A new study has found increased cannabis use in teens who suffered from chronic or high-grade depression previously. The study and awareness of mental health issues has risen exponentially over the last two decades, especially in children and young adults.… Read More

What is an enlarged bladder? Causes and symptoms

By: Emily Lunardo | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM
enlarged bladder

An enlarged bladder is a medical condition where the sac involved in holding urine becomes larger than normal. It is referred to in the medical community as bladder hypertrophy. The condition is characterized by thicker bladder walls that become larger… Read More

High homocysteine levels: Causes and diagnosis

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 07:30 AM
High homocysteine levels

High homocysteine levels are associated with increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Homocysteine is an amino acid and is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. It is thought that having excessive levels of this amino acid contribute to the… Read More

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