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How employers can create a culture of psychological safety
In 2015, Google’s People Operations team embarked on a mission to answer a very simple question: What makes a team at Google effective? After months of rigorous research, including more than 200 interviews, the team discovered something surprising: What mattered was less about who was on the team, and more about how the team interacted…
How do I know if I have whooping cough?
It may sound like a relic from an earlier time, but whooping cough is alive and well and likely circulating in your community. While you’re probably vaccinated against it, that won’t necessarily prevent you from getting it. Here’s how to spot the symptoms of whooping cough and when to see a healthcare provider for treatment.…
How dermatologists can help with seasonal hair loss
Do you notice that you lose more hair in certain seasons of the year? A dermatologist can help. We go over possible hair loss solutions in this article.
10 rosacea skin care tips
If you live in Canada, you know all too well that the weather here can be unforgiving – our winters bring dry, cold air while our summers expose us to suffocating heat. In these conditions, living with rosacea only adds to your woes, as environmental triggers – including sun exposure, hot and cold environments, and…
10 tips to prepare for a healthy spring
Spring is an exciting time for Canadians as temperatures rise and we get to enjoy the outdoors after what feels like an endless winter. And winter isn’t the kindest season for your mental and physical health either, so it’s the perfect time to start making some changes. If you have any health concerns this spring,…
Common skin problems in winter and how to prevent them
Your skin’s your body’s protective, external layer, so it feels changes in season more acutely. And the cold, dry air of winter can spur a number of different skin issues. Here are some of the most common winter skin problems and the winter skin care tips you’ll need to deal with them. What happens to…
The health screening tests all women need
There are lots of tests a woman should take over the course of her life to ensure she's in good health. Learn what those tests, when to schedule them, and how often.
Pneumonia: types, treatment, symptoms, and prevention
Coughs and colds feel inevitable during the colder months. But sometimes, a run-of-the-mill respiratory infection can turn into something worse — pneumonia. Here are the symptoms to look out for and what you can do to lessen your chances of contracting it. What’s pneumonia? Pneumonia can be a serious condition — in 2017/18, it accounted…
Bronchitis: types, treatment, symptoms, and prevention
No matter how healthy you are, it’s hard to escape fall or winter without a cold. But if your chest cold feels like it’s lingered since forever, chances are you’ve entered bronchitis territory. Here’s what you should know about the condition to help you recover from it as quickly as possible. What’s bronchitis? Your bronchi…
How employees can prioritize their mental and physical health
Every week, at least 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental illness. On top of that, more than one in five Canadian adults is living with cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, or diabetes — chronic diseases that can have serious implications. Knowing this, it’s clear that wellness — both mental and physical — should…
15 things you can do to stay healthy all year
Maybe your New Year’s resolutions are in full swing right now — but it’s not uncommon if they’re on their way out. Don’t despair if your aspirations to be healthier have come and gone. The truth is that remaking your lifestyle once a year isn’t all that realistic. Instead, try making small changes that are…