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by Shirin Borja | July 5, 2023
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Vitamin D2 vs. D3: What’s the Difference?

Vitamin D has different forms that are all crucial in maintaining your overall health. However, when it comes to Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3, many people often wonder what the difference is between the two. Is one form better than the other? Are there any significant distinctions that could impact

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What Are Normal Vitamin D Levels?

Vitamin D, often referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ contributes to different bodily processes, from bone health to immune system support. But how do you know if you have enough of this nutrient? Vitamin D levels: What’s normal? The normal range for vitamin D levels can be determined through blood

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25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Test: The Complete Guide

Despite the common knowledge that vitamin D helps in maintaining overall health and well-being, a lot of people are not aware of their vitamin D levels. With the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test, your doctor can evaluate your vitamin D levels and guide you with what to do based on your

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Can You Do an STI Test on Your Period?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are serious health issues that can be addressed with regular testing. Some STIs show no symptoms, which is why we recommend STI testing to be part of your regular healthcare checkup routine, especially if you’re sexually active. Knowing your status can help you to make informed

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5 Common Thyroid Problems and How to Diagnose Them

Despite it being a small gland in the neck, the thyroid has a huge role in regulating your body’s metabolism through hormone production. Any disturbance to its function can cause health problems. In this article, we’ll look into common thyroid conditions and their symptoms, as well as the tests to

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Do Home Strep Tests Really Work?

Sore throats, often caused by a bacterial infection known as strep throat, can be a source of discomfort and concern. Traditionally, diagnosing strep throat required a visit to the doctor’s office for a throat culture, where a sample was taken and sent to a lab for analysis. However, with the

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What is Paxlovid?

WHAT IS PAXLOVID AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Paxlovid is an oral antiviral pill for COVID-19 patients who are exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms. It can be taken at home to help prevent high-risk patients from becoming severely ill to the point of hospitalization. Paxlovid was approved by Health Canada

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Is there a COVID-19 Antiviral Pill in Canada?

Paxlovid is the most effective and trusted COVID-19 antiviral medication currently available in Canada. It was issued an Emergency Use Authorization and was approved by Health Canada for prescription to patients in January of 2022. WHAT IS PAXLOVID? Paxlovid is an antiviral drug developed by Pfizer specifically to help a

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How to Get a Paxlovid Prescription in Canada

Is Paxlovid available in Canada? Paxlovid was approved by Health Canada on the 17th of January 2022. It is an oral antiviral treatment for patients: Health Canada stated that as of March 31st they have shipped enough doses for 150,000 people, allocated on a per capita basis. Individuals who are infected

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Is A Runny Nose A Symptom of COVID-19?

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the symptoms associated with the virus is crucial for early detection and prevention. One common question that arises is whether a runny nose is a symptom of COVID-19. In this comprehensive blog post, you will learn the scientific details about the

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Can Adults Get RSV? Symptoms, Diagnosis

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is commonly associated with respiratory infections in infants and young children, but can adults get RSV as well? The answer is yes. While RSV infections primarily affect children, adults can also contract the virus, especially those with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions. RSV infection

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How Do You Interpret Vitamin D Test Results?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that strengthens your bones, keeps your immune function healthy and regulates your hormones. While a vitamin D test measures the levels of this crucial vitamin in your blood, interpreting test results can be confusing. Understanding the factors that can influence vitamin D levels and

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What Affects Vitamin D Status Monitoring?

Vitamin D is vital for your bone health and various physiological processes. Monitoring vitamin D levels is crucial to prevent deficiency-related conditions, however, there are different factors and population characteristics that can affect monitoring accuracy. Here are six factors that can influence vitamin D status monitoring. 1. Dietary factors Adequate

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When and How Will COVID-19 End?

With how the COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyone’s lives in unimaginable ways, don’t you wonder when and how this global health crisis will ultimately come to an end? While the distribution of vaccines has provided a glimmer of hope, the road to recovery remains uncertain. Current COVID-19 situation The current

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Chemical formula of Vitamin D3 with black pen.

Vitamin D2 vs. D3: What’s the Difference?

Vitamin D has different forms that are all crucial in maintaining your overall health. However, when it comes to Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3, many people often wonder what the difference is between the two. Is one form better than the other? Are there any significant distinctions that could impact

Read More »
Vitamin D written on running track, New Concept on running track text in white color

What Are Normal Vitamin D Levels?

Vitamin D, often referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ contributes to different bodily processes, from bone health to immune system support. But how do you know if you have enough of this nutrient? Vitamin D levels: What’s normal? The normal range for vitamin D levels can be determined through blood

Read More »
Doctor holding a test blood sample tube with 25 (OH) vitamin D test on the background of medical test tubes with analyzes

25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Test: The Complete Guide

Despite the common knowledge that vitamin D helps in maintaining overall health and well-being, a lot of people are not aware of their vitamin D levels. With the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test, your doctor can evaluate your vitamin D levels and guide you with what to do based on your

Read More »

Can You Do an STI Test on Your Period?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are serious health issues that can be addressed with regular testing. Some STIs show no symptoms, which is why we recommend STI testing to be part of your regular healthcare checkup routine, especially if you’re sexually active. Knowing your status can help you to make informed

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