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Family doctor shortage: Can telemedicine bridge the gap?
Having a family doctor is more than just access to a doctor for your yearly check-up. They provide lifelong care, helping you to manage health conditions, and prevent others from developing. A family doctor is also the healthcare provider who can refer you to a specialist if you need specialized care. There’s a family doctor…

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?
Yeast infections are pretty common, but that doesn’t make their itching and discomfort any less terrible. Thankfully, yeast infections aren’t a lasting issue. They’re typically resolvable with a day or two of treatment — and sometimes without. Certain cases, however, require additional support. Here’s the lowdown on yeast infections — from what to avoid doing…

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Baby poop: a guide for parents
Baby poop is weird and colourful and changes often. You need a guide to baby poop to let you know what's going on with your baby's health.

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Why do I keep getting sick? What should I do?
From being a parent to an undiagnosed health issue, if you're getting sick more than a couple of times a year, there could be an underlying reason.

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Postpartum care: your body after birth
Your baby isn’t the only lasting legacy from your pregnancy. From hair loss to newfound incontinence, carrying a baby can change your body in so many ways. Read on to discover what changes you can expect when you're done expecting.

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Neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace
In July 2021, Sir Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, went on record to commend LinkedIn for its inclusion of “dyslexic thinking” as an official skill, stating that people with dyslexia think “creatively and more expansively.” Branson described the new initiative as a “breakthrough” in acknowledging the potential benefits of dyslexia in the workplace.…

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How organ and tissue donation saves lives
Organ donation saves lives, but many Canadians haven’t registered as a donor. Education is critical to change how Canadians approach this crucial medical intervention, so read on to learn more.

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10 self-care tips for your overall wellness
You know you should be doing more of it, but making time for self-care isn’t always easy. Luckily, small daily actions that are easy to maintain often do the most good. This leaves a lot of room for options, but some give you more bang for your buck than others. Here are the most effective…

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Do I have anxiety, OCD, or both?
Instead of focusing on life, individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are often dragged into obsessive loops. Despite knowing that their worries aren’t logical, they can’t stop themselves from ruminating about them anyway. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) also involves excessive worrying, so it’s no wonder that many people think that anxiety is at the root of…

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Why do I always get more acne in the summer?
Summer is a time for baring more skin and socializing, but for many, it also means dealing with annoying acne breakouts. If acne is ruining your summertime plans, you’re in good company — summer triggers more breakouts in a number of people. But warm weather pimples don’t have to be a given. Here’s why they…

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How do I know if I have premature ejaculation?
You may find the idea of premature ejaculation embarrassing, but if you experience it, you’re definitely not alone. Premature ejaculation is likely the most prevalent form of sexual dysfunction out there. But while it may be common, premature ejaculation isn’t necessarily normal. Here’s everything you need to know about premature ejaculation, including how to treat…

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