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Sexually transmitted infection rates are rising — here’s why
Sexually transmitted infection rates are rising — here’s why
It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day for many of us. A great time to fall in love, to wine and dine our partners, and … to remind ourselves that STI rates are on the rise. Most people would rather talk…

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Psychology is influencing your decisions — and you probably didn’t know
Psychology is influencing your decisions — and you probably didn’t know
February is psychology month, highlighting the impact of psychology in our society. Many of us don’t realize the contributions that psychologists have made, and the ways in which their research touches our daily lives. Psychologists work in just about every…

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I’ll be weighing my food forever: life after gastric bypass surgery
I’ll be weighing my food forever: life after gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is not a magic solution for weight loss, it takes resolve and dedication. We compiled the latest research and spoke to a recent recipient of the surgery to shed some light on what it’s like to get…

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Are edibles safer than smoking cannabis?
Are edibles safer than smoking cannabis?
When the Canadian government legalized cannabis in October, it didn’t include edibles. This has left many of us in a consumer “grey zone,” unclear about which products are legal and which are safe.…

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Why does winter make me SAD?
Why does winter make me SAD?
Many of us get the winter blahs — we eat more, sleep more (or want to, anyway), and feel like we have less energy or motivation. But for some, the winter blues can become something more serious…

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Stay healthy all winter long
Stay healthy all winter long
Winter can feel like a great time to hibernate, but with work, family, holidays and travelling, most of us are taking on way more than we usually do. Pair that with being cooped up inside and you have…

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Give the gift of Canadian health care with a Maple gift card
Give the gift of Canadian health care with a Maple gift card
We are often at a loss for what to get, and sometimes feel like gift cards are a lack-lustre option. But the truth is, gift cards can be some of the most thoughtful presents. Why give a gift card? You…

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Antibiotic resistance and what it means for human beings
Antibiotic resistance and what it means for human beings
Antibiotics are arguably the most important medical discovery of the last hundred years. Before their widespread use, you could die from an infected scratch received while gardening. Antibiotics save countless lives all over…

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For new parents, a sick child can be terrifying
For new parents, a sick child can be terrifying
No matter how many stories you’ve heard, it’s hard to know what to do when you’re at home with a sick child. Know your options for getting through it. For a new parent, a sick child can be…

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Yona and her unfortunate series of clinic visits
Yona and her unfortunate series of clinic visits
Could you imagine having no immediate access to a doctor? For Yona, and many individuals, this is the alarming reality.   Yona, a young, successful professional came to Canada 12 years ago from Dubai to study…

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