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The inspiring women of Maple: what gender gap?
The inspiring women of Maple: what gender gap?
In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, we’re highlighting the experience and advice of the inspiring women working at Maple.

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Yona and her unfortunate series of clinic visits
Yona and her unfortunate series of clinic visits
If you’re like Yona, a busy professional with unfortunate clinic experiences, there’s an alternative readily available.

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Online therapy is here in Ontario!
Online therapy is here in Ontario!
No more feeling overwhelmed with your thoughts. No more feeling like you have no one to speak to. Whatever you’re going through, you deserve to be heard. We’re bringing you instant access to professional counselling right on Maple – via secure chat, video, or over the phone. How it works Currently the service is available…

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Announcing on-demand therapy
Announcing on-demand therapy
Maple and Shift Collab are pleased to launch an innovative new partnership that will enable Canadians to access on-demand therapy sessions — the first of its kind in North America — dramatically improving access to mental healthcare. Beginning in Ontario on July 11, 2018, this service will allow anyone to access 25-minute therapy sessions from anywhere…

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10 things you’d rather do than sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
10 things you’d rather do than sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
Our modern world is centered around efficiency and speed from lightning-fast WiFi connections, to short commute times. We’re so used to fast, convenient processes that waiting for most things becomes immediately frustrating. We all dislike waiting in a doctor’s office for an appointment. Not only is waiting utterly tedious, but sitting in a waiting room…

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68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times, timeliness and other barriers
68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times, timeliness and other barriers
Think about the last time you visited the doctor’s office, let’s say, for a really bad case of the flu. You most likely called your family doctor’s office to book an appointment or visited a walk-in clinic, but how long did you wait to see your doctor? Maple found that 20% of Canadians waited seven…

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The story of Martha, and the two very different options she had
The story of Martha, and the two very different options she had
Martha wasn’t feeling well on Tuesday night, so she took some over-the-counter flu medicine and went to bed early. But when she woke up for work the next day, she felt terrible and she knew she needed a prescription. That meant going to the doctor…which was always a half-day ordeal to get 10 minutes with…

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Sick at work? Avoid the clinic  with an online doctor visit
Sick at work? Avoid the clinic with an online doctor visit
If you end up in a situation where you have to leave work to see a doctor for a basic medical need, you’re not the only one. The average Canadian takes 8 sick days per year due to common illness or disability. Getting sick is a burden, but having to miss work for a common…

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The story of Kelly, and the UTI she had no time for
The story of Kelly, and the UTI she had no time for
While trying to get through her work day, she can’t focus because of the excruciating pain and pressure she is feeling in her lower abdomen, along with the constant urge to pee. Not only that, but when she actually does need to pee, it feels more like blades than liquid. It sucks, and Kelly has…

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Kiss that frog: facts about genital warts
Kiss that frog: facts about genital warts
Genital warts go one step further into the uncomfortable category, and it’s not something you look forward to speaking about with someone at a clinic — it certainly doesn’t feel like a problem you want to tell a succession of nurses and doctors about before someone helps you out. Don’t panic First of all, it’s…

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Canadian men embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED)
Canadian men embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED)
Anthony is a 45-year-old father of three who has erectile dysfunction (ED) – just like many men in his age group. He’s experiencing the stress of erectile issues and struggling with the stigma that accompanies discussing sexual health. “Sexual issues aren’t something that were ever really talked about when I was growing up, and frankly,…

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