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Hives: the alarm bells of our body
Hives: the alarm bells of our body
Anyone who’s ever found themselves feeling itchy or uncomfortable after eating certain foods, or taking a specific kind of medication, could be familiar with hives. This is a very common type of raised welt that develops…

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HPV myths and facts
HPV myths and facts
Summer is many people’s favourite season for making new romantic connections. Keep in mind, summer is also a favourite of another highly contagious virus in the STI family called the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV.  While…

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Five signs you may have low testosterone
Five signs you may have low testosterone
If you’re a middle-aged man, and you’ve been noticing unexplained changes to your body or mood recently, you shouldn’t ignore these signs. You could be experiencing low testosterone levels. Before you dismiss this as a possibility,…

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How a dietitian can help you reach your weight loss goals
How a dietitian can help you reach your weight loss goals
Taking the first steps in your journey towards weight loss can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. Dietitians are a fantastic resource you can leverage when you’re trying to lose weight. They…

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Speech disorders: causes, signs, diagnosis, and treatment
Speech disorders: causes, signs, diagnosis, and treatment
Speaking may seem like second nature for most people, but for people experiencing speech disorders, that isn’t the case. If you believe you or your child may have a speech disorder, this article will help clarify…

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Why do I get migraines when I’m stressed or dreading something?
Why do I get migraines when I’m stressed or dreading something?
Migraines occur when you can least afford them. Often before an exam, or a major work deadline. Knowing you’re about to spend the next few hours — or more — in intense pain is awful. It’s even more…

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Why is everyone obsessed with keto, and do doctors recommend it?
Why is everyone obsessed with keto, and do doctors recommend it?
Low-fat diets don’t get rid of fat. Until recently, conventional wisdom dictated that losing weight meant limiting the amount of fat in your diet. Then the keto diet exploded into popular culture, and turned that idea on its…

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What is a COVID-19 variant?
What is a COVID-19 variant?
For over a year now, you’ve been taking necessary precautions to avoid getting sick from COVID-19. Wearing a mask, social distancing, enduring lockdowns, the whole nine yards. While you’ve worked hard to protect yourself from COVID-19, the virus…

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Why you need caregiver support
Why you need caregiver support
Caregiving refers to the practice of helping someone who has some care needs because of a physical or mental health condition. For family caregivers, this caregiving is unpaid. You may be helping a partner or spouse, an aging…

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When is a mental illness serious enough to go to the ER?
When is a mental illness serious enough to go to the ER?
It’s no secret that support for mental illness isn’t as timely as it should be. In some parts of the country, it can take weeks or even months to see a mental health…

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