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Sexually transmitted infection rates are rising — here’s why
Sexually transmitted infection rates are rising — here’s why
Rates of sexually transmitted infections are rising throughout the country and across age groups.

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Psychology is influencing your decisions — and you probably didn’t know
Psychology is influencing your decisions — and you probably didn’t know
Psychological research has changed our society so much that it is responsible for many of the things we do on a regular basis. But it's so ingrained in us that we probably aren't even aware when it's happening.

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I’ll be weighing my food forever: life after gastric bypass surgery
I’ll be weighing my food forever: life after gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is not a magic solution for weight loss, it takes resolve and dedication. We compiled the latest research and spoke to a recent recipient of the surgery to shed some light on what it's like to get gastric bypass surgery in Canada.

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Solving physician recruitment with new technologies
Solving physician recruitment with new technologies
Physician staffing in hospitals has seen minimal change in past decades, despite the insurgence of innovations in other areas of health care. While staffing may not seem like the prime candidate for innovation, the ability to create an integrated, national network of physicians can have profound effects on patient care, satisfaction and outcomes.

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Are edibles safer than smoking cannabis?
Are edibles safer than smoking cannabis?
Edibles are often advertised as a safer way to consume cannabis than smoking or vaping it, but is that really true?

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Introducing online dermatology
Introducing online dermatology
Our skin covers our entire body — it’s the biggest organ we have and it might just be the one we pay attention to the most. When your skin looks good and feels healthy, chances are you do too. But when you have a problem with your skin, the discomfort can be much more than physical.

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Why does winter make me SAD?
Why does winter make me SAD?
Canadian winters are tough for a lot of reasons. It's cold, snowy, and there's not enough sunshine to make the amount of vitamin D our bodies need. 

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Stay healthy all winter long
Stay healthy all winter long
It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but we're also more likely to get sick once winter hits. Some simple tips can help you boost both your immune system and your mood.

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Give the gift of Canadian health care with a Maple gift card
Give the gift of Canadian health care with a Maple gift card
The holidays are coming — and many of us are scrambling to find presents for everyone on our list. What do you get that person who has everything? Or the person who's too picky to choose for?

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Antibiotic resistance and what it means for human beings
Antibiotic resistance and what it means for human beings
Modern medicine depends on antibiotics, but misuse can cause antibiotic resistance. Learn how it could change healthcare as we know it.

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Tele-rounding in PEI: solving rural physician shortages
Tele-rounding in PEI: solving rural physician shortages
For months, Paul Young hadn’t been able to sleep.

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