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Ask a lactation consultant: your breastfeeding questions answered
Ask a lactation consultant: your breastfeeding questions answered
Many women think it will just “come naturally,” but breastfeeding can actually be really difficult. Especially when you’re just starting out — sleep deprived and overwhelmed. From worrying about your milk supply to wondering why your newborn baby…

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Genital warts in men
Genital warts in men
Genital warts (GW) are no cup of tea. They’re highly contagious, incurable, and difficult to completely protect yourself from. Symptom-wise, genital warts in

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Top 5 breastfeeding myths debunked
Top 5 breastfeeding myths debunked
New moms are always sharing helpful tips about breastfeeding and babies, but what if we told you that some of the generally circulated info is wrong? We talked to our lactation consultants to dispel the top 5 breastfeeding myths to…

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Pap Smear : Purpose, Procedure, Results & Frequency | Maple
Pap Smear : Purpose, Procedure, Results & Frequency | Maple
The proverb “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could easily have been written about Pap smears. While it may not be the most comfortable of procedures, the Pap smear is definitely worth it: cases…

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On the unpredictability of genital warts
On the unpredictability of genital warts
Rates of sexually transmitted infections are rising in Canada, and genital warts are one of the most common infections. While the signs and symptoms of genital warts

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Pediatrician vs GP: How to choose?
Pediatrician vs GP: How to choose?
By now you’ve probably heard the good news: we’ve launched pediatrics in Ontario and Quebec (with more provinces to come)! Now, you can book appointments with doctors who are dedicated to children’s specific developmental and health needs…

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Get a second opinion — and peace of mind — on your cancer diagnosis
Get a second opinion — and peace of mind — on your cancer diagnosis
If you’re diagnosed with cancer in Canada, you’re matched with an oncologist to help you fight the disease. The trouble is, many oncologists in Canada are overloaded. They often don’t have the time to answer all your questions…

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See a doctor online for flu treatment & skip the germy waiting room
See a doctor online for flu treatment & skip the germy waiting room
It’s coming: the flu. Every year, like clockwork, we start an epic battle with germs. Coughs, runny noses, and sneezing  — they’re inevitable. But is it the flu or the common cold? These two…

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The pill: is it really your best birth control option?
The pill: is it really your best birth control option?
The birth control pill fundamentally changed the way we approach reproductive health. It is both safe and 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy (with perfect use), but despite its many benefits, the pill isn’t…

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Vaginal health 101: what’s really going on “down there”?
Vaginal health 101: what’s really going on “down there”?
Our bodies are designed to keep themselves healthy (for the most part). When we eat well, get enough exercise and sleep, and limit our alcohol intake, we’re helping our bodies function at their best. So when our bodies…

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