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My problem was too small to see a therapist
My problem was too small to see a therapist
A personal story from a Maple team member about their mental health journey, and how immediate access to therapy could have helped. I ignored my demons. Looking back, I realized that it wasn’t normal to…

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Yona and her unfortunate series of clinic visits
Yona and her unfortunate series of clinic visits
Could you imagine having no immediate access to a doctor? For Yona, and many individuals, this is the alarming reality.   Yona, a young, successful professional came to Canada 12 years ago from Dubai to study…

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Announcing on-demand therapy
Announcing on-demand therapy
We’re pleased to launch an innovative partnership with Shift Collab to enable Canadians to access on-demand therapy sessions, in an effort to dramatically improve access to mental healthcare. Beginning in Ontario, this service…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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