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How to manage hypothyroidism during winter
How to manage hypothyroidism during winter
Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism. But because its symptoms can be subtle at first, you might not notice until they become severe. Winter, however, might just make the diagnostic process easier. That’s because the coldest season can amplify your underactive…

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How to talk to a doctor online, 24/7 for flu symptoms
How to talk to a doctor online, 24/7 for flu symptoms
It’s coming: the flu. Every year, like clockwork, Canadians start an epic battle with germs. Coughs, runny noses, and sneezing — they’re inevitable. But this year brings additional complications. Doctor shortages are affecting huge swaths of the country, hospitals are…

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Food and drink triggers for migraine headaches
Food and drink triggers for migraine headaches
Getting a migraine isn’t like getting a regular headache. While throbbing head pain is part of the package, migraines often come with sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, and more. If you experience migraines, you know how intense the…

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What’s the difference between Crohn’s and colitis?
What’s the difference between Crohn’s and colitis?
Crohn’s and colitis are often rolled together, so it’s understandable if you think they’re the same thing. And once you’re in the realm of diarrhea, bloody stool, and indigestion, does it even matter what the name of a condition is?…

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Does arthritis get worse when the seasons change?
Does arthritis get worse when the seasons change?
If your arthritis symptoms seem to change with the weather, you’re not imagining it. And unfortunately, the colder months tend to be the worst for many. Here’s how seasonal changes can impact your arthritis and what options you have for…

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Four things to look out for on your next outdoor trip
Four things to look out for on your next outdoor trip
As you rush to soak up the dog days of summer, it’s normal to want to pack in as much fun as possible, and outdoor excursions are high on everyone’s list. But without safeguards, an outdoor trip can…

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Five easy outdoor fitness activities to get your heart pumping
Five easy outdoor fitness activities to get your heart pumping
Gyms are open, but not everyone is enthusiastic about getting their sweat on indoors with others. Exercise is one of the best ways of keeping your heart healthy, so not doing it isn’t an option if you care…

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The mental health benefits of exercise and running
The mental health benefits of exercise and running
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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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