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Ontario’s vaccine certificate QR code: what you need to know
To protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s important to stay informed about changing COVID-19 protocols, including the Government of Ontario’s new QR code system. Starting October 22nd, 2021, businesses will begin checking the vaccination status of guests using registered…
Coronavirus: get the truth behind the rumours
With new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being confirmed daily, more and more rumours are spreading. With all the information being thrown around it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out what’s true and what’s not. We talked to our CEO, Dr.…
Boozy breastfeeding: is it safe to drink and nurse?
Everyone knows that there is no such thing as safe alcohol consumption when you’re pregnant. But when it comes to alcohol and breastfeeding, what are the rules? Maybe you’ve heard that it’s ok as…
Introducing online dermatology
Now you can get a dermatologist’s assessment in 24 hours or less — from the comfort of your home! Dermatologists can assess and treat over 3,000 conditions — everything from alopecia and nail infections to acne,…
Tele-rounding in PEI: solving rural physician shortages
As the administrator for community hospitals in Western PEI, Paul is directly responsible for the operation of two hospitals. This includes Western Hospital, located in the rural community of Alberton, population 4,000. Western Hospital is the acute care centre of…
Breast density and breast cancer: What you don’t know can hurt you
Given that one in eight Canadian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and one in 31 will die from it, having reliable information on prevention and screening is crucial.
Cannabis is legal now, but does that mean it’s safe?
There is a lot about cannabis that we still don’t know. After decades of illegality, Canada is only the second country in the world to fully legalize it. Discussions have centered around it being “less dangerous” than alcohol, but there…
The inspiring women of Maple: what gender gap?
We’ve seen the stats, we’ve observed real life, and we’re very aware of the underrepresentation of women in the workforce. For every 100 men in the Canadian workplace, there are 87.62 women. If these are the ratios for the entire…
Announcing on-demand therapy
We’re pleased to launch an innovative partnership with Shift Collab to enable Canadians to access on-demand therapy sessions, in an effort to dramatically improve access to mental healthcare. Beginning in Ontario, this service…
The Maple mobile app is here, and we think you’ll love it
Why? Because now you can instantly speak to a doctor right from your smartphone for advice, diagnosis, or prescriptions. We wanted you to be able to see a doctor right from your phone. Since launching Maple last year, we’ve had thousands of…