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Cannabis is legal now, but does that mean it’s safe?
Cannabis is legal now, but does that mean it’s safe?
There is a lot about cannabis that we still don’t know. After decades of illegality, Canada is only the second country in the world to fully legalize it. Discussions have centered around it being “less dangerous” than alcohol, but there are still concerns regarding the use of the drug, especially where young people are concerned. Here’s what…

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For new parents, a sick child can be terrifying
For new parents, a sick child can be terrifying
Having a sick child as a new parent can be a terrifying experience. What are your options for getting through it?

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My problem was too small to see a therapist
My problem was too small to see a therapist
You have the right to see a therapist and get better, no matter your situation.

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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!
Now you can speak to highly skilled therapists at the click of a button, right on Maple.

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Announcing on-demand therapy
Announcing on-demand therapy
We're excited to announce a new partnership between Maple and Shift Collab to deliver mental healthcare to Canadians.

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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
With Maple, you can see a doctor in minutes, leaving you time to do other things. Here's a few ideas...

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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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