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I’ve been diagnosed with cancer. What questions should I ask?
I’ve been diagnosed with cancer. What questions should I ask?
Very few of us expect to receive a cancer diagnosis. This sudden news can leave you feeling paralyzed — like you don’t know where to turn or what to do next. Even just wrapping your head around what your diagnosis…

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Tips for navigating your oncology treatment
Tips for navigating your oncology treatment
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-altering. There’s a lot of information to process all at once, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Everyone reacts differently. Some people prefer to investigate their diagnosis, while others…

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A parent’s guide to baby poop
A parent’s guide to baby poop
Babies can poop almost every colour of the rainbow. This can make opening your infant’s diaper quite a shock. From broadcasting their diets, to alerting us to illness, our babies’ poop tells us what’s going on in their…

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How to practice self-care while social distancing
How to practice self-care while social distancing
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us grappling with low mood, anxiety and depression. And if you were struggling with mental health challenges before the pandemic, isolation has made it difficult or impossible to access your usual…

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How to protect your family’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
How to protect your family’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Everyone is making adjustments, but no matter how big or little your kids are, keeping them inside 23 hours a day is challenging. If you’re lucky enough to still be working,…

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Pregnancy and COVID-19: what are the risks?
Pregnancy and COVID-19: what are the risks?
Pregnancy comes with its own set of worries. But if you’re currently pregnant, the COVID-19 situation has likely taken your anxiety levels to new heights. Every sniffle is suspect right now, and many are wondering how the COVID-19…

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10 ways to improve your mental health during COVID-19
10 ways to improve your mental health during COVID-19
It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed and anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has changed in our lives, and it’s all happened very quickly. Self-isolation doesn’t help the matter either. Instead of interacting with friends and family,…

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Managing financial stress through COVID-19 
Managing financial stress through COVID-19 
Canada has changed. And it happened virtually overnight. Our largest cities have ground to a halt, and the country has already lost over one million jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Taking care of your physical and mental health through COVID-19
Taking care of your physical and mental health through COVID-19
One of the best ways to stay balanced during COVID-19 is to take care of your physical and mental health. But how can you do that if you’re practicing physical distancing? Here are a few essential tips to…

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How to adapt to a new lifestyle during COVID-19
How to adapt to a new lifestyle during COVID-19
Staying at home can feel foreign if you’re used to an active, on-the-go lifestyle. You can ease the adjustment by structuring your days with positive, productive goals and making time for social connection. You might find you pick…

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