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What’s the best birth control for treating PCOS?
Choosing the right birth control to treat PCOS is tricky. Only certain types contain the right hormone balance. Learn more about birth control and PCOS.

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What are seasonal allergies and how do I manage them?
It’s officially spring. The days are getting longer, the grass is getting greener, and the trees are starting to bud. If you’re among the one in five Canadians who experience seasonal allergies, however, chances are that watery eyes, a runny nose, and wheezing are your first markers of the season. Anyone with seasonal allergies knows…

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Skin cancer: types, causes, treatment, and prevention
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Like other forms of the disease, it’s the result of an abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells, but in your skin. The most common places to get skin cancer are on your face or other areas that see lots of sun. Skin cancer on your ear…

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Don’t get burned out by burnout
Coping with a pandemic can feel overwhelming, exhausting and leave you drained. To make sure you’re at your best, take care of yourself with these following tips.

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Paxlovid: what you need to know
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it was hard to imagine the speed at which there would be vaccines to help people combat the virus. At that point, you could only dream of accessible medication that you’d be able to take to stop COVID-19 in its tracks. In late November of 2021, Pfizer, the…

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Why you should check in on your mental health
Your mental health influences your take on life. It’s both precious and linked to your physical health. Nevertheless, mental illness isn’t always given the same weight as a physical illness. But feeling unwell mentally or emotionally is as valid as being physically ill. Ignoring your psychological state doesn’t make you feel better, and untreated mental…

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Do I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Frequent stomach problems aren't just a fact of life. Regular digestive issues could be symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Thyroid disease and the symptoms you need to know about
Thyroid disease affects one in 10 Canadians, but it's estimated 50% don't know they have an issue to begin with. These are the symptoms to look for.

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The difference between psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy
Navigating mental health challenges can be difficult — especially with so many professionals who all seem to have complex titles that start with “psych.” So we’re breaking down everything you need to know about two of the most commonly confused terms: psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy.

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How do I know if my child has a mental health problem?
It’s easy to think of mental illness as only affecting adults, but children are vulnerable to it as well. At its most basic, mental illness is simply a medical condition that causes ways of thinking or feeling that result in distress or impede functioning. And while mental health issues in children and youth are common,…

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How to manage stress in the workplace
From the housing market, to international conflicts, climate change, and a global pandemic, there’s no shortage of external stressors beyond the control of the average employee. But what can be controlled at work is how chronic stress is managed and how the organization raises awareness of subsequent health risks. Though short periods of endured stress…

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