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10 tips to stay active during winter
10 tips to stay active during winter
Snowy weather isn’t exactly conducive to jumping out of bed and getting your sweat on. And frigid temperatures can make it tempting to avoid getting out and active during the winter. But, the risks of a sedentary lifestyle are real.…

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Why do I get dehydrated in the winter?
Why do I get dehydrated in the winter?
Dehydration seems like a hot weather problem. But sweating, thirst, and dehydration aren’t confined to torrid spring and summer weather. Maintaining your body’s moisture content can be a challenge during the winter months too. In fact, cold weather can…

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Why does my throat hurt every winter?
Why does my throat hurt every winter?
Winter is a great time for holidays and outdoor sports. Unfortunately, it’s the worst time of year for getting sick, especially with a sore throat. Even if you don’t have a cold or the flu, your throat might still feel…

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10 tips to prevent falls at home
10 tips to prevent falls at home
Everybody falls at some point — it’s an inevitable part of life. However, not everyone can get back up again afterwards. It turns out that falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations for both the under-14…

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When should a diabetic go to an endocrinologist?
When should a diabetic go to an endocrinologist?
While diabetes is a well-known condition, the type of doctor to help manage it — an endocrinologist — might not ring a bell. Despite this, the two often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what to expect at your endocrinology appointment and how…

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Why do I get a sinus infection (sinusitis) every fall?
Why do I get a sinus infection (sinusitis) every fall?
Having a sinus infection is basically a guaranteed way to spend a lot of time feeling lousy. Its throbbing ache can make it hard just to get through the day. But there are ways of easing your discomfort. Here’s how…

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Health screening tests every man needs
Health screening tests every man needs
Movember is a month-long charity initiative that shines a light on men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. You’ll see men growing out their moustaches to raise money in support of the cause. And…

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Breast cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Breast cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Everyone knows someone whose life has been ripped apart by a cancer diagnosis, especially when it comes to breast cancer. The more you know about the disease, however, and the more you can spot its potential signs and symptoms, the…

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?
How do I know if I have a yeast infection?
Yeast infections are pretty common, but that doesn’t make their itching and discomfort any less terrible. Thankfully, yeast infections aren’t a lasting issue. They’re typically resolvable with a day or two of treatment — and sometimes without. Certain cases, however,…

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Why do I keep getting sick? What should I do?
Why do I keep getting sick? What should I do?
Canadians take about eight days off work each year because of illness or disability, so clearly most of us get sick at least once a year. But if you find that you’re getting sick over and over,…

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