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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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10 things you’d rather do than sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
10 things you’d rather do than sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
Our modern world is centered around efficiency and speed from lightning-fast WiFi connections, to short commute times. We’re so used to fast, convenient processes that waiting for most things becomes immediately frustrating. We all dislike waiting in a doctor’s office…

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The story of Martha, and the two very different options she had
The story of Martha, and the two very different options she had
Martha wasn’t feeling well on Tuesday night, so she took some over-the-counter flu medicine and went to bed early. But when she woke up for work the next day, she felt terrible and she knew she needed a…

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Sick at work? Avoid the clinic  with an online doctor visit
Sick at work? Avoid the clinic with an online doctor visit
If you end up in a situation where you have to leave work to see a doctor for a basic medical need, you’re not the only one. The average Canadian takes 8 sick days per year due to…

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The story of Kelly, and the UTI she had no time for
The story of Kelly, and the UTI she had no time for
While trying to get through her work day, she can’t focus because of the excruciating pain and pressure she is feeling in her lower abdomen, along with the constant urge to pee. Not only that, but when she…

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Kiss that frog: facts about genital warts
Kiss that frog: facts about genital warts
Genital warts go one step further into the uncomfortable category, and it’s not something you look forward to speaking about with someone at a clinic — it certainly doesn’t feel like a problem you want to tell a…

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Canadian men embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED)
Canadian men embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED)
Anthony is a 45-year-old father of three who has erectile dysfunction (ED) – just like many men in his age group. He’s experiencing the stress of erectile issues and struggling with the stigma that accompanies discussing sexual health.…

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