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Prioritizing self-care for your overall wellness
Prioritizing self-care for your overall wellness
Self-care isn’t indulgent, and it doesn’t have to be decadent. In fact, small daily actions that are easy to maintain often do the most good. At its core, self-care is everything you do to promote and maintain your…

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Mental health benefits for being in nature
Mental health benefits for being in nature
If the warm weather has you fantasizing about ditching the city for fresh air and plenty of trees, you’re not alone. Humans have only lived in sprawling urban centres for a few hundred years, and it turns out…

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Five signs you may need speech therapy
Five signs you may need speech therapy
If you or someone you love has ever experienced a speech or language disorder, you understand how challenging it can be. It becomes a hindrance to everyday life, preventing those affected from being able to share their thoughts…

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Why do I fart so much and why does it smell so bad?
Why do I fart so much and why does it smell so bad?
You know things are bad when the smell of your own farts is unbearable. While other peoples’ farts are gross, most people find that their own farts don’t bother them. If you’re passing gas smelly enough to offend…

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How alcohol can affect you in the bedroom — for men
How alcohol can affect you in the bedroom — for men
Getting drinks is often part of the dating ritual — it can help you loosen up and feel more relaxed. But alcohol can have wide-ranging effects on your body and its systems. If you’re looking to get romantic,…

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Questions to ask when you’re prescribed something new
Questions to ask when you’re prescribed something new
Taking your medication improperly can render it ineffective or worse, so it’s important to get it right. Unfortunately, almost 40% of Canadians don’t take their medications as directed. The reasons for this are…

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What does a standard check-up involve?
What does a standard check-up involve?
Almost 15% of Canadians don’t have a family doctor. Whether you’re part of this group or not, it may have been a while since you made the trip to your physician’s office. For…

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Hives: the alarm bells of our body
Hives: the alarm bells of our body
Anyone who’s ever found themselves feeling itchy or uncomfortable after eating certain foods, or taking a specific kind of medication, could be familiar with hives. This is a very common type of raised welt that develops…

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Skin cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
Skin cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
Summer is here, and you’re probably itching to spend hours outside. But before you spend long summer days outside soaking up the sun, it’s important to remember those golden rays play a big part in causing the

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HPV myths and facts
HPV myths and facts
Summer is many people’s favourite season for making new romantic connections. Keep in mind, summer is also a favourite of another highly contagious virus in the STI family called the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV.  While…

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