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As scientists and public health officials learn more about the novel coronavirus, new advice is emerging about the question on everyone’s minds: should you wear a mask when you leave your house? According to Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, masks — both medical and non-medical — can be effective in preventing the
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Each day, pharmacist Cristina Privado worries about ensuring prescriptions are ready for all customers that visit the four pharmacies she manages north of Toronto. Now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, she’s also concerned about the safety of her staff, her family and herself as she interacts with patients sometimes not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).  
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A Calgary business has released three limited edition T-shirts featuring some of Canada’s top doctors, who have become the faces of government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Madame Premier, in collaboration with Sophie Grace, has produced shirts featuring Alberta’s chief health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw, B.C.’s chief health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Canada’s chief
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For someone struggling with addiction, fellowship is a big part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became the norm, this process has become more challenging. This typically means physical meetings with other people in recovery. In the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program, members are encouraged to attend several meetings
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If you’ve scrolled through social media lately, chances are you’ve seen friends posting about working from home amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. As provinces including Ontario, B.C. and Alberta have declared national emergencies, more and more workplaces are transitioning to work-from-home setups in an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19. But
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Well-known gym chain GoodLife Fitness is closing all its locations across Canada effective immediately in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. “As the virus continues to spread in communities across Canada we have made the difficult but important decision to close all GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada, effective immediately,” said a
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As the new coronavirus outbreak continues, you may be worried about sharing appetizers or splitting a meal at restaurants.  Companies like Tim Hortons and Starbucks stopped accepting reusable cups in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both franchises made the announcement last week following concerns about staff touching cups used by customers.
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