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Why am I getting acne as an adult?
Why am I getting acne as an adult?
Getting acne as an adult can seem like a raw deal. Aren’t you supposed to have grown out of it by now?  Although acne is thought of as a teenage experience, a huge number of adults…

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What to expect as Canada reopens: some helpful advice on how to navigate the new norm
What to expect as Canada reopens: some helpful advice on how to navigate the new norm
With the arrival of summer, many of us are feeling cooped up at home. The temptation is strong to head outside, get a fresh haircut, and enjoy socializing on a patio. Now that provincial governments are rolling out…

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Why do teenagers tend to get acne?
Why do teenagers tend to get acne?
Acne is like a party crasher for teenagers: it didn’t get an invitation, but it’s here anyways. An estimated 85% of teenagers will deal with acne at some point. Even though acne is an extremely normal occurrence, that…

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How to prolong going bald
How to prolong going bald
You see it in the mirror one day…your hairline is looking a bit thinner. At the top of your head is the hint of a bald spot.  Losing your hair can be a jolt to your…

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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’s the best treatment for acne? Ask a dermatologist.
What’s the best treatment for acne? Ask a dermatologist.
Skincare is an important aspect of health and wellbeing that’s so often overlooked. A lot of us don’t establish a regular skincare routine until we run into an issue, like breakouts in our teenage years, or wrinkles as we get…

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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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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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Should I vaccinate my kids during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Should I vaccinate my kids during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Caring for your kids means taking them for regular checkups and vaccinations. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all sheltering in place right now. We know that vaccines save lives. But things have changed so much that…

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How to plan for getting COVID-19
How to plan for getting COVID-19
With provinces lifting restrictions and beginning to open up, Canadians are starting to hope that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. But while we’ve managed to flatten the curve, health officials are warning that we’re…

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