An important notice to all CME patients
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There is nothing more important than your and your family’s health. That is Clinique Medicelle’s priority, too.

Therefore, we have put the following measures in place:

Appointments are only virtual, we will see only essential cases.

Due to COVID-19, Clinique Medicelle will be contacting patients who have appointments and   …

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Don’t Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely
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(Rhitu Chaterjee/ NPR Health Shots) — With COVID-19 cases still soaring across the U.S., it can be tempting to just ride the winter out on the couch, binging on Netflix. But psychologists say it’s important in 2021 for us all to keep up human contact.

“Isolation and particularly quarantines and  …

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The story behind a made-in-Saskatchewan COVID-19 emergency-use ventilator
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(Julia Bettina Montgomery, Patricia L. Farnese/ The Conversation) — The University of Saskatchewan’s aspirations to be “the university the world needs” took on tangible meaning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For our colleagues who are health-care professionals or researchers in the areas of infectious  …

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Curfew vs. COVID: Extending police powers is questionable at best
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(Toula Drimonis/ Cult MTL) — Quebec has officially become the first (and, presently, the only) Canadian province to have implemented a month-long night-time curfew in the fight against COVID-19. Unless you have a valid reason and a note from your employer, you are forbidden to be outside between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Those who  …

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How you can help someone who is struggling with the guilt of transmitting COVID
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(Maryann J. Gray/ Los Angeles Times) — When someone unintentionally kills someone else, it’s usually because of a car crash. This year, COVID-19 could easily be the No. 1 cause of such deaths.

In the U.S., over 340,000 people have died of COVID since March. Comparatively, an estimated 28,000 people a year survive  …

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Could Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Be a Lifesaver Against Severe COVID-19?
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(Dennis Thompson/ Health Day) — Stem cells derived from a baby’s umbilical cord can help save the lives of the sickest COVID-19 patients, results from a small new clinical trial suggest.

Severely ill COVID patients who received two intravenous doses of stem cells three days apart were much more likely to survive  …

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New Year, New Me: Tips for getting in shape for 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic
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(Kandace Redd/ WMFY News) — America’s top New Year’s resolutions for 2021 are exercising more, eating healthier, and losing weight. That’s according to a recent Statista Global Consumer Survey. Researchers surveyed 531 U.S. adults. Out of all the participants who said they were making one or several new year’s resolutions,  …

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Canadian research finds clues to what makes some more vulnerable to COVID-19
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(Levon Sevunts/ Radio-Canada International) — What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? Why does the coronavirus infect certain animals but not the others?

Finding answers to these questions could be the key to unlocking new treatments and therapies for COVID-19, which  …

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Lingering complications from COVID-19 still haunt some Nova Scotians months later
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(David Burke/ CBC News) — On paper, Kelly Marshall of Stellarton, N.S., officially recovered from COVID-19 months ago. In reality, the dividing line between sick and recovered isn’t so clear.

She still suffers from complications brought on by the virus, which she contracted in March, and earlier this month she   …

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In 2021, Healthy Eating Will Be All About Reconnecting With Our Bodies and Our Values
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(Jessie Van Amburg/ Well + Good) — There are few places more representative of the change wrought by COVID-19 than the kitchen. A report from PwC found that 51 percent of Americans reported a “significant increase” in home cooking thanks to the pandemic.

According to Maya Feller, RD, food has served as a form of comfort as   …

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