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Neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace
Neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace
In July 2021, Sir Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, went on record to commend LinkedIn for its inclusion of “dyslexic thinking” as an official skill, stating that people with dyslexia think “creatively and more expansively.”…

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The facts about birth control pills in Canada
The facts about birth control pills in Canada
Birth control pills are a form of round-the-clock contraception. You only need to take one pill once a day to be protected from unwanted pregnancy. Birth control pills can also help with certain health conditions. As with any birth control…

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Data privacy in healthcare, and why it matters to you
Data privacy in healthcare, and why it matters to you
In 2020, the Finnish private psychotherapy service Vastaamo and its database of over 30,000 users was subjected to a malicious hack. The hackers demanded a ransom of 40 bitcoins (around €450,000 in value) and…

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Why employees are looking for a boost in benefits
Why employees are looking for a boost in benefits
This spring, the unemployment rate in Canada hit an astonishing record low of 5.3%. What was already a tight labour market got even tighter, creating challenging conditions for employee recruitment and retention. Simply put, in a job market that…

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What’s the best birth control for treating PCOS?
What’s the best birth control for treating PCOS?
What is PCOS? PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal imbalance that affects your menstrual cycle. Women who have PCOS tend to have high levels of androgens, which are hormones that cause male characteristics like facial hair growth…

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How virtual care empowers women with their health
How virtual care empowers women with their health
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of girls and women. It’s an occasion to reflect on the progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality…

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How to boost employees’ mental health during the winter months
How to boost employees’ mental health during the winter months
Frolicking in a winter wonderland isn’t everybody’s favourite way to spend the colder Canadian months. Many prefer to keep warm by bundling up on the couch, but often lose out on opportunities to exercise and get the blood…

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Depression and seasonal affective disorder: facts and symptoms
Depression and seasonal affective disorder: facts and symptoms
We all experience feeling sad sometimes. When something challenging happens, feeling down for a while is part of grieving. But, feeling sad is different from having depression. And, if you feel depression creeping up at the same time every year,…

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Five tips to balance your hormones
Five tips to balance your hormones
Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through your bloodstream to your organs. They’re responsible for regulating a wide range of bodily functions, from metabolism to reproduction. They also influence your behaviour. Testosterone, for example, is a hormone that…

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Healthcare goes virtual: A disruptor to watch for
Healthcare goes virtual: A disruptor to watch for
This article was originally featured in Canadian HR Reporter Typically, when an employee gets sick or starts to feel under the weather, they’d call their doctor, book an appointment, and do their best to clear their schedule by rescheduling…

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