8 Summer Health Hazards Canadians Face Each Year

Summertime is all about trips to the cottage, lazy days at the beach, hikes in the woods and meals cooked on the grill. Here's how to handle the most common summer health hazards so you can keep the good times going.

Nurses Share the Extra Items They Keep On-Hand to Do Their Jobs

You work hard. Nurses work harder. Here’s what three of them pack in their bags to get through a high-stakes...


Why Doctors Should Be Versed in Linguistics and Sociology

Education scientist Nicole Woods on making sure doctors don’t just know what to do—but why they’re doing it


The Most (and Least) Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

There's a reason popular spots for a tattoo include the shoulder, outer arm, calf, and buttocks.


Natural Home Remedies for Bug Bites You Need in Your Back Pocket

Bug bites are an inevitable part of summer, but you don't have to suffer. Try one of these home remedies...

“The Uncertainty Was a Big Piece. And I Couldn’t Get Answers”

After having a heart attack, Vincenza Spiteri DeBonis, 64, shares her experience of learning to take care of herself and...


30 Ways to Practise Wellness This Summer

Life's complicated, but your journey to better health doesn't have to be. We've gathered a bouquet of easy, affordable and...

The True Cost of an Abortion in Canada, According to an Expert

Abortion is typically covered by insurance for people with a Canadian health card, but there are additional costs that are...


“For All Those Years, No One Told Me Anything”

Roop Bassra, 38, shares her story of living with endometriosis — and how a lack of access to resources led...


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19 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Energy

Tired of feeling tired? We hear you. That's why we rounded up easy ways to boost energy.


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The Best Blankets, Bed Sheets and Pillows for a Cool Sleep

The season of heat waves is upon us, and Canadians can use some help fighting this sleep stealer.

You’re Stuck in a Rut (Thanks COVID)—Here’s What to Do

Experts explain why pulling yourself out of your rut is good for you.


It’s Worthwhile to Start Thinking About Your Vagus Nerve

You’ve probably never even heard of your vagus nerve. (That’s okay: It’s new to us, too!) But it could be...


The Best Allergy Medications and How to Take Them

Allergies putting a damper on your fun? Get a handle on allergy season with this roundup of the best allergy...


How One Woman Is Treating Lipedema, the Poorly Understood Debilitating Disease of the Body’s Fat

Lipedema is under-researched and under-diagnosed. It also almost exclusively affects women, who find each other online to trade the information...


4 Ways Universal Basic Income Could Change Canadian Health Care, According to Health Economists

Universal basic income is a buzzy policy term—can it change Canadians’ health and health care system?

40+ Essentials for Playing in the Sun

From sunscreen for your scalp to a top with mosquito repellent technology, here are over 40 items that'll make your...


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10 Surprising Ways Strawberries Can Benefit Your Health

Whether fresh or frozen, there's no denying that strawberries pack a healthy punch.


I Tried the Upright Posture Trainer—Here’s What Happened

Can the Upright device help me adopt a statuesque stance, or does it have limitations? An expert shares her thoughts.


How to Have a Smooth Trip to the Loo

Finding it hard to go? Here’s how to get things going down there.


Inside the Battle for Better Abortion Access In New Brunswick

New Brunswick is one of the hardest places in Canada to get an abortion. This is the story of the...


Here’s Why It’s Time to Finally Part Ways with Your Scale

This long-standing bathroom staple is more hurtful than helpful.


Most of Us Have Body Aches Right Now—Here’s What to Do About It

A recent survey shows the effect the last two years has had on our bodies due to stress and poor...


How To Keep Your Pelvic Floor Happy and Healthy

From maintaining continence, keeping you upright, and delivering babies, your pelvic floor is one of the most integral parts of...

23 Ways to Sharpen Your Mind

From puzzles to pottery, these activities can help boost your cognitive skills—and even your mood.


You May Want to Pay More Attention to Your Oral Health—Here’s What to Do

From brushes to floss to electrical gadgets, the oral health aisle is steadily expanding. Which products are really must-haves?


Here’s How a Smart Watch Helped Save Hal Johnson’s Life—And a Warning About Wearable Tech

Are health apps on wearable tech lifesaving devices, or could they be too much of a good thing?


How to Protect Your Health Data on Your Tech

An expert shares what you need to know about keeping your information private.


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You’re Flossing (and Brushing) Your Teeth Wrong… Probably

A dental professional’s advice on what we should really be doing.


Home Remedies for Bad Breath Everyone Should Know

Is bad breath bogging you down? Here are some quick home remedies that will leave you feeling confident in no...