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Cold, flu, allergies, or COVID-19: how to tell the difference
Cold, flu, allergies, or COVID-19: how to tell the difference
With COVID-19 hitting at both the end of cold and flu season and the start of allergy season, it can be difficult to know what your symptoms are telling you. While there’s a lot we don’t yet know…

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7 things you can do to improve the health & wellness of your employees
7 things you can do to improve the health & wellness of your employees
With all the events of 2020, employee wellness has taken on a whole new meaning this year. After all, employee wellness is simply another term for human wellness.  As a collective society, we’ve gone to great…

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What’s your mole telling you?
What’s your mole telling you?
Moles are small, usually dark skin growths that appear all over the body. The average adult has 10-40 moles, so there’s usually nothing to worry about if you have a few yourself. Moles are most often benign, meaning…

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What Canadians should know about a second wave of COVID-19
What Canadians should know about a second wave of COVID-19
We’re not going back to normal anytime soon. It looks like we’re stuck with COVID-19 until we can develop a working vaccine (and get it out to everyone). No one wants to stay inside forever, but…

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Six tips for bringing your staff back to the office safely
Six tips for bringing your staff back to the office safely
It’s been a hard adjustment for Canadians to stay at home 24/7. Everyone wants life to return to normal, and employers are keen to see their staff back at the office. Being physically present with your co-workers gives…

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Strange COVID-19 symptoms in kids: Kawasaki syndrome & “COVID toes”
Strange COVID-19 symptoms in kids: Kawasaki syndrome & “COVID toes”
As COVID-19 progresses, we seem to learn more about strange symptoms every day. While kids are at lower risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch COVID-19, there are some worrying symptoms popping up that every parent…

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Flattening the curve — how to do your part
Flattening the curve — how to do your part
Instructions from public health leaders are clear — stay inside. Workplaces across the country are closed, and for the most part, so are Canada’s borders. You can even receive criminal charges for not following self-quarantine…

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Tips for navigating your oncology treatment
Tips for navigating your oncology treatment
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-altering. There’s a lot of information to process all at once, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Everyone reacts differently. Some people prefer to investigate their diagnosis, while others…

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10 ways to improve your mental health during COVID-19
10 ways to improve your mental health during COVID-19
It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed and anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has changed in our lives, and it’s all happened very quickly. Self-isolation doesn’t help the matter either. Instead of interacting with friends and family,…

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Managing financial stress through COVID-19 
Managing financial stress through COVID-19 
Canada has changed. And it happened virtually overnight. Our largest cities have ground to a halt, and the country has already lost over one million jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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