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Live by these 5 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Live by these 5 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Summers across this country are delicious. We spend so long cooped up in winter that getting outside to soak in the sunshine and warm weather is a treat. Many of us go camping or away to…

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What’s happening with men’s health in Canada?
What’s happening with men’s health in Canada?
There’s a gender gap when it comes to health — and men should be paying close attention. On average, Canadian men live four years less than Canadian women do. They’re also more likely…

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Lack of sleep — the true side effects
Lack of sleep — the true side effects
The effects of lack of sleep can be felt almost immediately. We’ve all heard that car accidents increase the day after the spring forward time change — it’s true. So if one hour less of sleep can make that much…

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What is a general surgeon?
What is a general surgeon?
Most of us have no idea what a general surgeon is or what they do. Unless you or a loved one has seen one, chances are you can’t name any of the surgeries they perform. Despite this, these doctors are…

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Five questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon
Five questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon
People decide to get cosmetic surgery for many reasons. Why and which procedure you want are always up to you. But while cosmetic surgery is usually safe, it isn’t regulated the same way that necessary surgeries (like brain surgery) are. Because…

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Are your springtime allergies ruining your life?
Are your springtime allergies ruining your life?
It’s starting to feel like spring. But while we welcome the warm weather, those of us with seasonal allergies are dreading what comes next. Because as sure as spring brings rain, for allergy sufferers it also brings itchy eyes and…

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How to enjoy the outdoors during tick season
How to enjoy the outdoors during tick season
As Canadians, we’ve always been encouraged to embrace the outdoors, and many of us have never had to take ticks into consideration before. But with rising temperatures, tick-borne Lyme disease has now become a threat in six out of…

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The importance of sleep: are you really getting enough?
The importance of sleep: are you really getting enough?
We all know about the importance of sleep. It helps us to grow, make memories and rest our bodies, and it’s something each one of us needs. Even though we all know how crucial sleep is to our mental health…

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Birth control options and their side effects
Birth control options and their side effects
The use of birth control started rising in popularity during the late 1960s as campaigns and movements supporting contraception gained pace. Today, the majority of Canadians use birth control as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies. But with…

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I called it my uniboob — one woman’s plastic surgery experience
I called it my uniboob — one woman’s plastic surgery experience
Plastic surgery is a taboo subject in Western culture and few will admit to getting it. But despite the mystery, plastic surgery is a huge industry. As medicine continues to advance, a trip to the cosmetic surgery clinic can help…

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