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Four medical tests that men should never skip
Four medical tests that men should never skip
It’s tempting to wait until there’s something wrong to go see a doctor, but that’s not all you can do to stay healthy. One of the keys to good health is preventative maintenance like regular checkups and exams.…

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Five medical tests women shouldn’t skip
Five medical tests women shouldn’t skip
There are so many things in life that we do automatically. If your pet seems sick, you take them to the vet. If your loved ones don’t feel well, you tell them to see a doctor. But for…

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Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression can sometimes feel like the elephant in the room. When you feel depressed, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Talking about such a personal experience with others can be intimidating. But you should know…

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Mental health for students
Mental health for students
Student life is an exciting time. You’re forming new friendships, learning new things, and working towards a big goal. Plus, for lots of students, college or university is the first time you’re living on your own without family.…

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Alcohol, how much is too much?
Alcohol, how much is too much?
Canada has a drinking problem. About 20 percent of us report that pandemic stay-at-home orders mean drinking is now an everyday activity. And our pre-pandemic drinking stats weren’t that great either —

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Does meditation really work?
Does meditation really work?
The merits of meditation have been preached by everyone from LeBron James to Oprah. Disciples of the practice claim that its benefits are seemingly endless — from lowering…

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The facts about birth control pills in Canada
The facts about birth control pills in Canada
Birth control pills are a form of round-the-clock contraception. You only need to take one pill once a day to be protected from unwanted pregnancy. Birth control pills can also help with certain health conditions.  As…

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Anxiety Disorders: Types, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Anxiety Disorders: Types, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
If you’re the anxious type, you know that anxiety can transform a small hill into what seems like a mountain. Stress at work, stress from school, emotional trauma and financial stress are all difficult situations that can cause…

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The link between sleep and mental health
The link between sleep and mental health
You’ve probably felt that uneasiness before. You’re lying awake at night, watching the minutes and hours tick by. The harder you try to fall asleep, the more futile it is. That’s the conundrum of sleep problems. And, it’s something many…

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How to change a habit
How to change a habit
We all have bad habits. And it’s easy to feel like if you just had more will power, you’d be able to stop cracking your knuckles or biting your nails or binge eating pop tarts. But

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