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HIV and AIDS: causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment
HIV and AIDS: causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment
Learning that you’re HIV positive can be devastating, but with proper treatment, you can live a long and healthy life. There are a number of drugs available to help you manage your health and infection status. In spite…

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COVID-19 safety tips as you plan for back-to-school
COVID-19 safety tips as you plan for back-to-school
As summer winds down and the first day of school inches closer, parents and students are grappling with a huge question — what will the new school year actually look like? COVID-19 has upended daily life, especially in…

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Six sexual issues that are more common than you think
Six sexual issues that are more common than you think
Talking about sex is less taboo than it used to be, but that doesn’t make it a comfortable topic to discuss. Whatever your sex life looks like, you’re likely reluctant to share the details, even with your closest…

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The delta and lambda variants — what you need to know
The delta and lambda variants — what you need to know
Humans and viruses are both successful adaptors, adept at changing to suit their environment. So it’s no surprise that as vaccination rates rise, new COVID-19 variants are causing cases of the virus to surge. By now you’ve likely…

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Five easy outdoor fitness activities to get your heart pumping
Five easy outdoor fitness activities to get your heart pumping
Gyms are open, but not everyone is enthusiastic about getting their sweat on indoors with others. Exercise is one of the best ways of keeping your heart healthy, so not doing it isn’t an option if you care…

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Prioritizing self-care for your overall wellness
Prioritizing self-care for your overall wellness
Self-care isn’t indulgent, and it doesn’t have to be decadent. In fact, small daily actions that are easy to maintain often do the most good. At its core, self-care is everything you do to promote and maintain your…

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Mental health benefits for being in nature
Mental health benefits for being in nature
If the warm weather has you fantasizing about ditching the city for fresh air and plenty of trees, you’re not alone. Humans have only lived in sprawling urban centres for a few hundred years, and it turns out…

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How alcohol can affect you in the bedroom — for men
How alcohol can affect you in the bedroom — for men
Getting drinks is often part of the dating ritual — it can help you loosen up and feel more relaxed. But alcohol can have wide-ranging effects on your body and its systems. If you’re looking to get romantic,…

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Questions to ask when you’re prescribed something new
Questions to ask when you’re prescribed something new
Taking your medication improperly can render it ineffective or worse, so it’s important to get it right. Unfortunately, almost 40% of Canadians don’t take their medications as directed. The reasons for this are…

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5 health tips for men as they age
5 health tips for men as they age
Life expectancy for men is about four years less than it is for women. This is in part due to women being more likely to eat better, drink less, and wear sunscreen — among other…

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