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Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression can sometimes feel like the elephant in the room. When you feel depressed, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Talking about such a personal experience with others can be intimidating. But you should know…

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Trailblazing employers can help employees battle burnout with virtual health
Trailblazing employers can help employees battle burnout with virtual health
This article was originally developed by Canadian HR Reporter. As we collectively mark the one-year passing of the “two-week quarantine” to stop the spread of a serious new virus, it’s fair to say everyone’s capacity for coping with the…

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Continuity of care is seamless in a virtual healthcare setting
Continuity of care is seamless in a virtual healthcare setting
This article was originally developed by Canadian HR Reporter Virtual care is rapidly becoming more mainstream in Canada due to its efficacy and convenience — during a global pandemic in particular, there’s much to be said for accessing healthcare…

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Five reasons why top employers offer virtual care to employees
Five reasons why top employers offer virtual care to employees
This article was originally featured in Canadian HR Reporter. Virtual care has been on a global rise and has skyrocketed this past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian market – specifically top employers – are swiftly embracing this…

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Is it a rash or is it skin cancer?
Is it a rash or is it skin cancer?
Examining yourself in the mirror one morning, you notice a new rash on your upper body that’s making your skin red and itchy. Not exactly great news, but don’t panic. Skin rashes are often harmless. They…

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Why companies should listen: the growing demand and need for mental health support
Why companies should listen: the growing demand and need for mental health support
According to the August 2021 LifeWorks Mental Health Index™, the Canadian optimism sub-score sat at -9.9, nearly 10 points below its benchmark, reflecting strained mental health in the Canadian population, largely…

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Five tips for re-opening your office with employee wellness in mind
Five tips for re-opening your office with employee wellness in mind
A return to the office in the time of COVID-19 is one of mixed emotions. It’s a sign that things are slowly but surely returning to a new normal. Brainstorming, collaborating, and forming human connections are all best…

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Six exercises to achieve better posture
Six exercises to achieve better posture
You’re at your desk ready to log into another Zoom call when you feel a familiar twinge in your shoulder. You try to ignore it, send an email, and wince at the tightness in your hips. By the…

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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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