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Heart health tips
Heart health tips
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but it doesn't have to be. With the right lifestyle changes you can learn to keep your heart healthy.

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Do organic foods prevent cancer?
Do organic foods prevent cancer?
New research suggests that eating organic can lower your risk of cancer, but is that true?

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Five things you should know about Canada’s new food guide
Five things you should know about Canada’s new food guide
Health Canada just released the newest version of their food guide. The updates they've made will have us all taking a second look at how we eat.

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What your therapist’s title really means
What your therapist’s title really means
To support openness, it's key to have open conversations. Let's start by demystifying some of the titles in the evolving world of psychology — this way we can figure out the type of profession that's best for us.

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The effects of loneliness on health
The effects of loneliness on health
Loneliness isn't just a bad feeling. It's so bad for your health that it might even shorten your life.

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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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