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How Can I Get a Doctor’s Note for Food Poisoning
How Can I Get a Doctor’s Note for Food Poisoning
Balancing work and health can be challenging, especially when sudden illnesses like food poisoning occur. Food poisoning symptoms often hit you fast and hard and can keep you stuck at home sick for days. …

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Can Allergies Cause Ear Infections?
Can Allergies Cause Ear Infections?
Allergies affect over 25% of Canadians each year with over 40% reporting seasonal allergies to pollen and grasses. Symptoms can be mild to severe and, in some cases, lead to painful ear infections. In this article, we’ll discuss…

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When Should You Go to the Hospital with a Fever?
When Should You Go to the Hospital with a Fever?
Fevers are a natural response to infection and disease. They usually run their course when an infection dies off. But there are times when a fever climbs dangerously high for too long, causing permanent or life-threatening injury. Here’s…

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Which Blood Tests Detect Heart Problems?
Which Blood Tests Detect Heart Problems?
With one in 12 Canadians aged 20 and older grappling with various forms of diagnosed heart disease — from plaque build-up to late-stage heart failure…

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Understanding the Difference between Thyroid Issues and Menopause
Understanding the Difference between Thyroid Issues and Menopause
The first wrinkles and gray hairs that appear during middle age — seemingly out of nowhere — can be surprising. But for women, the hormonal shifts that accompany this period can be even more transformative. This…

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Which Magnesium is Best for Menopause
Which Magnesium is Best for Menopause
Did you know magnesium can provide relief from common menopause symptoms? Magnesium plays a vital role in the body’s systems, and many Canadians are not getting enough. Before you run out to pick up magnesium, there are a…

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How can I Prevent UTIs during Menopause
How can I Prevent UTIs during Menopause
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, affect people of every age and sex, although women are more susceptible than men due to a shorter urethra. According to The Kidney Foundation, Canadian women make about half a…

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What are Symptoms of Perimenopause?
What are Symptoms of Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is a period of transition between your menstrual and menopausal years. It marks the end of your menstrual cycle and reproductive years. In North America, over one…

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How Does the ER Treat a Fever?
How Does the ER Treat a Fever?
A fever is one of your body’s best defence mechanisms and often a sign that your body is fighting off an infection. Your body does this by increasing the ‘normal’ temperature in your internal thermostat (the part of…

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Can Airpods cause Ear Infections?
Can Airpods cause Ear Infections?
Airpods and wearable technology have come a long way in protecting our ears by reducing noise exposure or preventing sensory overload. There is plenty of health advice and available tools to protect your hearing, but what about the…

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