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Should you be vaping instead of smoking?
Should you be vaping instead of smoking?
Smoking and vaping are both bad for your health. But when it comes to smoking vs. vaping, should we instead be focusing on which is healthier?

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Is celiac disease a sign we should all be living gluten-free?
Is celiac disease a sign we should all be living gluten-free?
Symptoms of celiac disease can be obvious, or nonexistent, but that doesn't mean it's a made up condition. Should we all be living a gluten-free lifestyle?

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5 tips to help you fall asleep tonight (and every night after)
5 tips to help you fall asleep tonight (and every night after)
Sleep hygiene — it's not about how clean your bed sheets are, but about creating the best sleep environment possible. Stick to these five, sleep therapist approved tips and you'll be sleeping better in no time!

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You’re doing it wrong: the best self-care strategies aren’t expensive
You’re doing it wrong: the best self-care strategies aren’t expensive
We all know that if your airplane is going down, you put your oxygen mask on before helping others. Making time for self-care is almost as important — but don't worry, this doesn't mean finding time for a week-long spa retreat. Here's how to practice self-care every day.

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The weird symptoms of hypothyroidism you might be missing
The weird symptoms of hypothyroidism you might be missing
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are unspecific — here's what you need to watch out for and what to do if you think you have an under-active thyroid.

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Weed is legal now, so why use medical marijuana?
Weed is legal now, so why use medical marijuana?
Now that you can legally buy cannabis in Canada, is there any reason to see a doctor for a medical marijuana prescription? In short — yes!

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Thyroid disease: the symptoms you need to know about
Thyroid disease: 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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Live by these 5 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Live by these 5 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Don't let these common health hazards keep you from enjoying your summer!

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What’s happening with men’s health in Canada?
What’s happening with men’s health in Canada?
We have a healthcare gender gap — how you can help yourself, or the men in your life.

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Lack of sleep — the true side effects
Lack of sleep — the true side effects
We’ve all heard that car accidents increase the day after the spring forward time change — it’s true. So if one hour less of sleep can make that much of a difference to our driving ability, what else can it do?

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What is a general surgeon?
What is a general surgeon?
General surgeons remove tumours and save the lives of trauma victims, but many of us have never even heard of them. So what is a general surgeon?

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