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When is it time to see an allergist?
When is it time to see an allergist?
Almost everyone has allergies at some point in their lives. In simpler cases, over-the-counter medicine usually does the trick. In other cases, like severe food allergies or persistent hay fever, symptoms can really get in the way of…

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Baby diaper buying guide
Baby diaper buying guide
There’s a diaper out there for every bum. From designer options delivered monthly, to your standard grocery store finds, your choices are seemingly endless. And whether budget and environmental concerns or skin sensitivity and fashion top your list,…

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Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids?
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids?
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for — a vaccine for COVID-19 is ready. We can finally look forward to the end of quarantine, and the end of the pandemic.  No one is happier for…

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Recovery after c-section
Recovery after c-section
A C-section takes a lot out of you. Not only is it major surgery, but you now have a tiny human depending on you for literally everything. But while it’s hard to take proper care of yourself as…

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Will life go back to normal after we get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Will life go back to normal after we get the COVID-19 vaccine?
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out across Canada, life after the pandemic is becoming more imaginable. It’s a major victory for the scientific community, and for everyday Canadians. But, the vaccine is only one piece of…

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Allergies in babies
Allergies in babies
COVID-19 has us wanting to avoid unnecessary trips to the ER more than ever (as if we needed another reason). This leaves many parents wondering if they should be introducing potential food allergens to their little ones right…

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What we know so far about COVID-19 vaccines and immunity
What we know so far about COVID-19 vaccines and immunity
The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to people across the country in the coming months. Since COVID-19 is a new virus, some questions about how the vaccine works are still being answered by the scientific community. Here’s what…

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What is the COVID-19 vaccine?
What is the COVID-19 vaccine?
There are a few common terms that are used when people talk about the COVID-19 vaccine. You may have heard: 1. Vaccine  Vaccines typically contain a part of a virus, bacteria, or disease-causing organism…

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Seven tips for a safe and social holiday
Seven tips for a safe and social holiday
The winter holidays is one of the busiest times of the year. Normally, people across Canada would be boarding flights to visit loved ones, or preparing to host friends and family. This year is different. Canadian cities will…

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Goodbye diapers, hello underwear
Goodbye diapers, hello underwear
Toilet training is a major developmental milestone. But unlike mastering the pincer grip or learning to sit up, potty training shouldn’t be associated with a specific age. Anywhere from about 18 months…

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