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Loss of appetite in babies
Loss of appetite in babies
Feeding your baby is such a huge part of parenting — you give them a bottle to stop their crying, nurse them when they’re sick, and have a great time exploring different foods when they get big enough.…

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Guidelines for breast cancer screening
Guidelines for breast cancer screening
In 2019, 26,900 women in Canada were diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s an illness that’s hard on your body and can be fatal. That’s why breast cancer screening is so important. 

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Baby’s sleep needs
Baby’s sleep needs
The importance of sleep in child development isn’t a question. Figuring out how to make your baby sleep, however, is a different story. Wondering how to…

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Medications and breastfeeding
Medications and breastfeeding
You know not to drink or take drugs when you’re pregnant, but things get a little dicier once you’re breastfeeding. Some moms prefer to err on the side of caution and refuse to take any medications while they’re…

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Breast cancer risk factors
Breast cancer risk factors
Every illness has a combination of risk factors. Risk factors are what make you more predisposed to developing a certain health issue. You’re exposed to those risk factors through your genetics and your environment. With…

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How to support someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer
How to support someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer
A breast cancer diagnosis is one of the most difficult things that can happen in someone’s life. A strong support system is essential for coping with the upcoming challenges.  If you’re in the position of supporting…

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Intermittent fasting — what is it and does it work?
Intermittent fasting — what is it and does it work?
Fasting dates back thousands of years. In North America, intermittent fasting has become a popular way to achieve weight loss.  There’s an important caveat to keep in mind with intermittent fasting — it’s a novelty weight…

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Breast cancer symptoms
Breast cancer symptoms
One in eight Canadian women will have breast cancer at some point in their lives. Although that’s a scary number, it may comfort you to know that there are usually early warning signs…

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How to keep your cognitive skills sharp as you age
How to keep your cognitive skills sharp as you age
Forgetting dates, walking into a room only to forget why you’re there, and hitting a mental roadblock when looking for a word mid-conversation. These are all signs of cognitive decline. For many, they’re an annoying but natural aspect…

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Help! My hair is falling out!
Help! My hair is falling out!
Recently, you’ve noticed more hair in the sink while getting ready in the morning. Or maybe you caught a glimpse of your hairline in the rearview mirror and found it sitting a little further back than before. 

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