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When will a vaccine for COVID-19 be available?
When will a vaccine for COVID-19 be available?
There’s a concerted international effort underway to quickly develop a COVID-19 vaccine. But how long will it be before it's publicly available? We’ve got the latest facts on the situation here. 

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Flattening the curve: doing your part & what that means
Flattening the curve: doing your part & what that means
Schools and workplaces across the country are closed, and for the most part, so are Canada’s borders. These measures are all part of an effort to “flatten the curve,” meaning they help slow the spread of COVID-19 from person to person. Here’s how that works, and how you can make sure you’re doing all you can to stop the spread.

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Debunking the COVID-19 & Advil scare
Debunking the COVID-19 & Advil scare
Rumours that medications like Advil could make symptoms of COVID-19 worse spread like wildfire, but are they true? Here are the facts.

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The 5 W’s of self-isolation and self-quarantine
The 5 W’s of self-isolation and self-quarantine
It seems like we’re hearing new COVID-19 advice every day. One thing that’s stayed fairly consistent though, are the terms self-isolate and self-quarantine. But what do they mean? And how do you do either if you’re living in a house with other people?

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Cold, flu, allergies, or COVID-19: how to tell the difference
Cold, flu, allergies, or COVID-19: how to tell the difference
With COVID-19 hitting at both the end of cold and flu season and the start of allergy season, it can be difficult to tell what your symptoms are telling you. So let’s talk about which symptoms you should look out for and which ones indicate a cold, the flu, or allergies.

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Coronavirus: get the truth behind the rumours
Coronavirus: get the truth behind the rumours
With new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being confirmed daily, more and more rumours are spreading. With all the information being thrown around it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out what’s true and what’s not. We talked to our CEO, Dr. Brett Belchetz, a practicing ER physician, to get the truth behind the rumours.   Did…

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Psych 101: The difference between psychiatry and psychology
Psych 101: The difference between psychiatry and psychology
Navigating mental health challenges can be difficult — especially with so many professionals who all seem to have complex titles that start with “psych.” So we’re breaking down everything you need to know about two of the most commonly confused terms: psychiatry and psychology.

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How to keep your penis healthy & strong
How to keep your penis healthy & strong
Taking care of your penis isn't hard, but it is important. Penis health affects not just your sexual health, but also your mental and physical health.

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Coronavirus: everything you need to know
Coronavirus: everything you need to know
Coronavirus is a global pandemic, but what is it? What signs should you look out for? And how can you keep yourself safe? We break it all down.

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Should I follow a breastfeeding diet plan?
Should I follow a breastfeeding diet plan?
Breastfeeding has a ton of pros: it’s free, portable, and convenient — no washing or sterilizing bottles involved! On top of that, breast milk meets your baby’s nutritional needs no matter what you eat (well, almost). Despite that, there are still a few reasons to follow a breastfeeding diet plan, here’s why.

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Baby vaccination in Canada: What you need to know
Baby vaccination in Canada: What you need to know
Baby vaccinations in Canada are designed to happen at the most appropriate time in a child's life. As new parents, they can be scary and seem overwhelming, but they save lives. Learn everything you need to know about baby vaccines now.

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