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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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Don’t get burned out by burnout
Don’t get burned out by burnout
Feeling burnt out? You’re not alone. Trying to manage daily stress, whether it’s related to work or your home life, can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and leave you drained. But feeling burnt out doesn’t mean you’re unable to deal with life’s…

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Thyroid disease and the symptoms you need to know about
Thyroid disease and the symptoms you need to know about
One in 10 Canadians suffer from thyroid disease — but only about 50% know they have one. When your thyroid’s working properly, you don’t have to pay very much — if any — attention to it. But when it…

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What are the effects of sleep deprivation on your health?
What are the effects of sleep deprivation on your health?
If you feel like your sleep just isn’t cutting it these days, you’re not alone. Millions of Canadians wrestle with falling and staying asleep, and all that sleep deprivation has real consequences. The financial estimates alone add up to more…

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10 tips to prepare for a dry month
10 tips to prepare for a dry month
Going dry for February or at the beginning of the year comes with many health benefits. The negative effects of drinking alcohol are wide-ranging, and even moderate drinkers aren’t immune to them. Here’s how to go dry for…

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Five tips to balance your hormones
Five tips to balance your hormones
Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through your bloodstream to your organs. They’re responsible for regulating a wide range of bodily functions, from metabolism to reproduction. They also influence your behaviour. Testosterone, for example, is a hormone that…

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Six reasons you should start journaling
Six reasons you should start journaling
Journaling isn’t just for angsty teens. The self-help movement has taken journaling mainstream, with books promising that it’ll manifest your dreams and even help you sleep better. Journaling may be having a moment, but it’s more than just…

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Six exercises to achieve better posture
Six exercises to achieve better posture
You’re at your desk ready to log into another Zoom call when you feel a familiar twinge in your shoulder. You try to ignore it, send an email, and wince at the tightness in your hips. By the…

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Hives: the alarm bells of our body
Hives: the alarm bells of our body
Anyone who’s ever found themselves feeling itchy or uncomfortable after eating certain foods, or taking a specific kind of medication, could be familiar with hives. This is a very common type of raised welt that develops…

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