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Birth Control And Migraines: The Connection You Should Know About 

If you suffer from migraines, anything that promises to offer relief will probably spark your interest. The birth control pill is sometimes discussed as a treatment for this painful type of headache.

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What is The Best Birth Control for Me?

There's much to like about birth control pills when it comes to choosing a contraceptive: they're convenient to take and one of the most effective options for preventing pregnancy when used correctly. 

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Birth Control Pills for Women over 35 

Older versions of birth control pills contained high doses of estrogen, making these types of prescriptions risky for women over the age of 35. Yet, advancements in medicine have made a wider range of hormonal birth control pills safe for women aged 35 and above.

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What You Should Know About Birth Control Pills 

Birth control pills are a widely popular form of contraception, as they offer many advantages beyond pregnancy prevention alone. For many patients, these pills provide an excellent solution for menstrual cycle and symptom management.

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What You Need to Know About 3-Month Birth Control Options

Many women take birth control for both contraception purposes and to help manage their periods. Periods can have a major impact on a person’s day-to-day life. 

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Does Rogaine Help with Frontal Baldness? 

Dealing with frontal baldness, also known as a receding hairline, can affect your confidence, causing you to look for a way to prevent and treat the condition.

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Can Women Take Viagra? What Happens When A Woman Takes Viagra?

Struggling with a decreased sex drive can affect your self-esteem and mental wellbeing and could even begin causing issues within your relationship. If you’re a woman looking for a solution, you might wonder what will happen if you take Viagra.

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Can a Woman Take Cialis? Are There Alternatives for Women?

Women deserve a fulfilling sex life. We’ll say it again: Women are entitled to feel sexual desire, have satisfying orgasms, and seek answers about their libido when they feel like it could be better.

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How Many People Lose Their Hair? Top 10 Hair Loss Statistics & Facts 

While hair loss is often a normal and natural part of aging, it can be an alarming experience when you are unaware of its cause. 

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Does Cialis Increase Testosterone Levels?

You may have heard that there’s a link between erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels – and that Viagra may not be as effective for the treatment of ED for men whose testosterone levels are low.

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Is Finasteride a Steroid? Uses, Dosage, and Side Effects

It’s not uncommon to see hair loss in men, also called androgenetic alopecia.

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Can You Take Viagra Every Day?

Erectile dysfunction can be a frustrating condition to deal with. When you find a treatment plan that works — such as a Viagra prescription — you may find yourself wondering how frequently you can take the medication and how it affects your ED.

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Can You Use Too Much Rogaine?

Getting a Rogaine prescription can be an exciting moment for anyone who has experienced hair loss. But how much is too much?

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Can You Sleep with Rogaine Applied on the Scalp?

Rogaine is a common treatment option for hair loss, helping to encourage regrowth for people experiencing male or female pattern baldness.

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When Should I Apply Rogaine

Rogaine is a powerful topical solution that may help ahieve hair regrowth for anyone living with male or female pattern baldness.

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How Long Does it Take for Sildenafil to Work?

Finding a treatment that works for anyone living with erectile dysfunction is crucial for taking back control of your sexual life and health.

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Why Does My Hair Fall Out in the Shower?

The last thing you want to worry about is hair loss when you are taking a relaxing and warm shower.

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Summer Skin Care 101: 7 Top Tips

Skin is smart! It’s capable of adapting to the environment in which it comes into contact. 

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Halving a Tablet: Is It Okay To Split Medication In Half?

Oral tablets are usually manufactured in patients' most commonly prescribed strengths.

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What are the side effects of sertraline?

‍Depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions are common among the Canadian population. 

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Types of Acne: What They Are & How To Treat Them

When the hair follicles under your skin become clogged, a skin condition called acne starts to cause pimples to pop up. You'll often see them on your face, but they can also show upon your chest, back, or shoulders.

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Build Your Perfect Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

It's too bad that not everyone has a makeup artist trailing behind them. Someone who's ready to blot off any excess oil to keep that skin shimmering with the right shine — especially for those that have oily skin. 

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Depression Symptoms

It can be difficult to determine whether your feelings of sadness are just a normal part of life or if they’re a sign of something more serious. Sometimes the signs and symptoms of depression can be quite obvious, while other times, they're not so easy to recognize. 

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Anxiety vs Depression: What's the Difference?

Anxiety and depression have many closely overlapping symptoms, and people may experience both disorders simultaneously. This can make it difficult to determine whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or both.

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How to Deal With Anxiety

Anxiety can be challenging and sometimes even impact our daily lives, making it difficult to function. Even the most successful people live with anxiety — often without anyone knowing.

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What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

‍Everyone feels anxious now and then. However, if you're at a point where you've been experiencing long-term excessive anxiety about small everyday events without a rational reason, or you regularly feel anxious but you don't know why you could have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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How to Get Rid of Adult Acne

Your days as an awkward teen may be over, but that doesn’t mean your acne disappeared as you stepped into adulthood. 

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Hormonal Acne 101

It happens. You wake up, look in the mirror, and there’s an unwelcome passenger on your chin. Hormonal acne is rearing its ugly head. This can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening, and for some people, it can be hard on self-esteem and confidence. No one loves dealing with acne.

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Finasteride vs. Minoxidil

Hair loss isn’t a serious medical condition (most of the time), but it can feel serious when it’s happening to you. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone — and when you lose your hair, you realize how much of your confidence goes down the drain at the same rate. 

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How Common is Depression? Facts and Statistics

Although everyone experiences moments of sadness in their life, suffering from depression can be an ongoing struggle — one that is often debilitating if left untreated.

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How Common is Erectile Dysfunction? Top 9 ED Statistics

Do you have questions about erectile dysfunction? You're not alone. In fact, approximately 3 million Canadians are affected by ED even though we don't talk about it nearly enough.

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How Common are Anxiety Disorders? Top 10 Statistics & Facts

Anxiety is a relatively common disorder that affects millions of people worldwide every year. When it comes to living with an anxiety disorder, the difficulty of managing symptoms can range pretty widely from person to person.

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Propecia Side Effects: Could They Be Permanent?

If you’ve ever looked into treatments for male pattern hair loss, you’ve probably come across the drug Propecia. Also known by the generic name finasteride, this is a popular drug that has been used for decades to effectively treat hair loss. But what about the side effects?

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Major Depressive Disorder

We all get down sometimes. Just like any mood or emotion, feeling depressed or “down” is completely normal. It can be a natural reaction to bad news or a stressful event. Or maybe the weather is gloomy and that can make you feel a bit low.

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Clinical Depression: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

​​Like many mental health terms, the word "depression" is often thrown around casually to describe regular mood changes — usually as a joke. But clinical depression is no punchline.

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Everything You Want To Know About Your Receding Hairline

You look in the mirror one morning, and as you're getting ready, you squint and ask yourself: is my hairline receding? If you've had this experience, know you’re not alone. Roughly 50% of people experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach age 50.

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Sunscreen 101

You've probably heard over and over how important sunscreen is for your skin — we know we say it all the time. If you're using prescription acne treatments or worried about anti-aging, sunscreen is non-negotiable. Want to find out why? We've got you covered with our intro to sunscreen.

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Finasteride for Hair Loss 101

Losing your hair can feel awful. Whether a sign of aging or a more serious underlying condition, hair loss hits most people harder than they thought it would. So much of our identity is tied up in our hair, and for a lot of people, a loss of hair means a loss of confidence.

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What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Everyone feels anxious now and then. However, if you're at a point where you've been experiencing long-term excessive anxiety about small everyday events without a rational reason, or you regularly feel anxious but you don't know why, you could have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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How to Prevent Hair Loss

Do you look in the mirror, asking yourself how to prevent hair loss? Hair loss is a natural part of aging and for most people it’s inevitable. But wondering why your locks aren’t as thick and lustrous as they used to be isn’t a great way to spend your free time.

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Get to Know Non-Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal birth control isn’t for everyone. Whether you know hormonal birth control isn't the right choice for you or you're just exploring non-hormonal birth control options, we’ve got you covered.

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The Ultimate Skin-Care Routine Guide

A proper skin-care routine is important. We all know this. Some people love a 12-step regime, others head right to the moisturizer and out the door to work. Trying to find the perfect balance can be tough and with so many products out there, nailing down a skin care order can feel overwhelming.

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Answering Your ED Questions with Dr. Yonah Krakowsky

We sat down with Felix's advising urologist Dr. Yonah Krakowsky to answer your most frequently asked questions and break down common myths about erectile dysfunction and ED medication. Read on to find out what he had to say.

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Types of Anxiety: How to Identify Them for Better Mental Health

Believe it or not, we evolved to feel stress for good reasons. You may feel your own stress response activate when you’re about to give a speech or go on a date. This is a normal part of being a human who evolved for the psychosocial “mismatch” of our stress response to modern-day life.

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Supporting Acne-Prone Skin From Outside and Within

Skin is complex; there are many systems in (and on) the body that impact the look and function of skin and acne progression. Food, sleep, work — everything is connected to your skin.

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7+ Tips for How to Deal with Depression

Whether it’s TikTok creators joking about how they’re not coping, an Instagram account sharing helpful tips on how to deal with depression, or news of a celebrity having a very public breakdown, the conversation on depression is everywhere.

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Introducing Consonant Skin Care at Felix

Sometimes it can be a challenge to love the skin you’re in. When you’re dealing with adult acne, it’s overwhelming (and exhausting) to sort through thousands of products and recommendations to find something that works for you.

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Your Guide to Thinning Hair Causes and Treatments

No one wakes up, looks in the mirror, and is overjoyed to see their hair is thinning. But a change to your hairline doesn't have to mean the end of the world — and you don't have to resign yourself to a lifetime of hats either.

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Types of Depression: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Depression: It’s not just sadness. It’s a heavy weight on your back that strips enjoyment out of life and prevents you from completing the basic tasks that fuel your life. Depression isn’t your fault — but it is something you can seek help for. 

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The Guide to Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

Erectile dysfunction is no joke. It can impact your confidence, emotional well-being, and relationships. Sometimes it can also indicate an underlying condition. That’s why it’s important to understand what erectile dysfunction is and what treatments are available.

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Can Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?

We all get the occasional sore throat, and a lozenge or warm drink usually helps take your mind off it long enough for it to heal. But what happens your sore throat becomes a real pain in the butt?

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The Best Skin Care Routine For Acne-Prone Skin

Even though most people deal with acne at some point in their lives, waking up to see a breakout in the mirror can ruin your morning. If you're experiencing acne and want to put your best, clearest face forward, the right skincare routine can make a huge difference.

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Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

When you're considering birth control, the last thing you want to worry about is if it will impact your weight. You have enough on your mind, and weight fluctuation caused by medication can be stressful.

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What are the Stages of a Cold Sore Breakout?

Feeling a strange tingle around your mouth? Maybe you're noticing a slightly inflamed or itchy patch? If you've had cold sores before, you know exactly what that tingle means. If not, it's possible that you might be experiencing your first cold sore outbreak.

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The Birth Control Side Effects You Should Know

Over the years, birth control has changed considerably. As it became more widely available, safer and more effective options have gone on the market. But of course, with more options, it can be difficult to determine which birth control method is right for you.

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Your Guide to Erectile Dysfunction Causes and Symptoms

Erectile dysfunction is more common than you might think, but because it's such a sensitive subject many people dealing with ED suffer privately. We'll demystify the topic to make it a bit easier to talk about — with a healthcare practitioner, a partner, or even yourself.

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How Long Does a Herpes Outbreak Last?

If you’ve just found out you’re living with herpes, you might be feeling insecure, sad, or generally anxious. And you might also be anxious to get it cleared up so you can move on with life.

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How to Increase Blood Flow to the Penis

Erections and blood flow: It’s a beautiful friendship until one decides to let the other one down.

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Barometric Pressure Headaches: Why They Happen and What to Do About Them

Headaches: They live on a spectrum from “mild inconvenience” to “serious health condition,” and it seems like there are a thousand possible causes.

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How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore: Cold Sore Remedies You Need to Know

Cold sores are decidedly not fun. While they're common and they often aren't a cause for concern, they don't really look or feel great. They can be itchy and painful, and at some point, fluid starts to ooze from them — overall, they just don't make for a great experience.

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Announcing New and Improved Mental Health Services at Felix

In a world where technology and at-home delivery services mean you can get almost anything you want without leaving your couch, the digital mental health space is still quite limited.

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Low-Grade Depression and How to Treat It

Low-grade or mild depression can often go unnoticed since the symptoms tend to be mild and persist for long periods of time. While everyone has their emotional ups and downs, if you've been struggling with a consistently low mood, that could be a sign of low-grade depression.

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How Long Does It Take For Birth Control to Work?

Birth control has been around for a long time. From the ancient Egyptians to the Victorians, there has been an assortment of forms of birth control. But it wasn’t until the women's liberation movement that birth control became more widely — and commercially — available.

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How to Stop a Receding Hairline

From Instagram influencers to hair product ads, everyone can feel the pressure to improve their appearance. Having a full head of glossy locks is portrayed to be the pinnacle of beauty.

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Forehead Acne: How to Get Rid of a Breakout on Your Forehead

It’s safe to say that acne anywhere on the skin isn’t ideal, but there’s lots to say about acne that occurs in specific regions of the face and body. Forehead acne can be related to your current skin care practices, and can act as an indicator of how you can work to improve your daily habits.

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Psychological Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not just a physical problem — it can also have a big impact on (and be affected by) your mental health. ED can happen to men at any age. Nearly 50% of Canadian men aged 40 to 88 have experienced ED. However, it doesn’t just affect those over 40. Multinational studies es

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Access to Contraception is Life-Saving — in Canada and Around the World

Did you know up until 1969 it was illegal to sell or advertise birth control​ in Canada? That may feel like a long time, but your mother or grandmother likely didn’t have access to or information about the reproductive options we take for granted.

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Mental Health

Crippling Depression: How to Deal with Debilitating Depression

Have you heard of crippling depression, but not sure if it lines up with your symptoms? We'll go over the definition, symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

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Viagra Alternatives: Know Your Options

Struggling with performance in the bedroom can do more than just impact your sex life. It can also harm confidence and emotional well-being. A healthy sex life is just as important as other aspects of your relationship. 

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Hair Loss: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

For many of us, hair loss is inevitable — a natural part of aging. Even so, there may come a time when you look in the mirror and realize your hair is not as voluminous as it once was, leading you to begin your search for an effective treatment — and then the trouble may really begin.

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How Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills Interact

Birth control pills are a popular form of contraception for good reason: they're easy to take, have been safely used for decades, and are highly effective when taken correctly. But what if your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic while you're on the pill?

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Living with Herpes: It’s Going to Be Okay

If you just found out you're living with herpes, it’s okay to feel anxious, sad, and disoriented. But we’re here to tell you that one thing you don’t need to feel is shame.

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Mental Health

High-Functioning Anxiety: What Does It Mean?

The term “high functioning anxiety” is more of a catch-all used to describe those that suffer from anxiety but don’t find it debilitating — at least, not most of the time.

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Vitamin D and Hair Loss

Did you know the human scalp contains approximately 100,000 hair follicles? That's a lot of hair — in theory. When those follicles don't behave as expected and you experience hair loss, it doesn't just affect how you look; it can significantly impact your sense of self and identity.

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How Doxycycline For Acne Works

Experimenting with acne treatments can be difficult and frustrating with all of the information and options available. But clear skin doesn't have to be complicated.

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Ragweed Allergies: How to Deal

Seasonal allergies can be a real pain. It might be a nice warm day out, but your nose is running like it's the middle of winter, and you've caught a common cold.

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90+ Mental Health Resources

Mental health is just as important as physical health. With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental illness, disorder, or addiction challenge in any given year, mental health resources are crucial to overall health and wellness.

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Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Hair loss can be a frustrating and stressful experience for both men and women, and billions are spent on treating and preventing it each year. But what if a popular fitness supplement, creatine, is one of the culprits leading to hair loss in the first place?

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Mental Health vs Mental Illness: What’s the Difference?

It's completely normal to struggle with your mental health from time to time, especially if you're experiencing stress due to external factors like a global pandemic, the loss of a loved one, or problems at work.

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How to Use Viagra for Best Results

Taking Viagra for the first time can be intimidating and exciting. When you’ve been dealing with the frustrations of erectile dysfunction, Viagra can seem like a beacon of hope for your sex life.

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Three-Step Skincare Routine for Men

It’s simple — when you feel good about the skin you're in, you glow from within. We’re here to make things as easy as possible so you can start feeling good about you.

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Healthcare is Self-Care: Celebrating International Self-Care Day

When you hear the term ‘self-care,’ what comes to mind? Is it spa days, bubble baths, and day-long marathons of Netflix in bed (yes Netflix, we’re still watching)? We love that more indulgent side of self-care, but we think it goes beyond a mani-pedi.

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Vitamin A For Acne Explained

Vitamin A is a key player when it comes to cell redevelopment and growth, which is why it’s such a powerful ally when it comes to treating acne. It’s hard enough to remember to take our daily vitamins, so when it comes to knowing what each letter of the alphabet can do for us, it’s even harder.

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What Is a Mature Hairline?

It happens. You wake up one morning, look in the mirror, and notice something different about your hair. Specifically, it seems to have travelled back on your scalp. You might be wondering, is this a receding hairline? Are you balding? Or is this something else?

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Tretinoin vs Retinol: What's the Difference?

There's a plethora of skin care products out there that claim to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase collagen, treat acne, and improve overall skin texture. And a lot of them work. That’s because they include an active ingredient called retinoids. 

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Viagra and Alcohol Consumption: What You Need To Know

Viagra is a well-known drug that can help treat erectile dysfunction. However, since alcohol is frequently consumed by folks who are getting in the mood, it’s a good idea to understand how Viagra and alcohol interact.

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Stopping Birth Control? Let's Talk Side Effects

Knowing what to do, who to speak to and what comes next when you’re considering stopping birth control can feel like a confusing and overwhelming process, but we’re here to break down everything you need to know. Hint: it’s more straightforward than you think!

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Do You Need a Prescription for Viagra?

Viagra is a prescription medication –– you’ll need to talk to a healthcare provider before you begin taking Viagra. While Viagra is safe and effective for the treatment of ED, there are some solid reasons why you can’t purchase it over the counter.

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Finasteride Results: A Timeline on How to Treat Hair Loss

We get it — losing your hair is an emotional rollercoaster. But treatments for hair loss have come a long way since the era of bad hair plugs and toupées, and you have a much better chance of seeing some hair regrowth with the right treatment. 

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What is Breakthrough Bleeding and When to Call Your Doctor?

Seeing blood in your underwear or the toilet when you’re not expecting to can be alarming, but it’s not always something to be worried about. Breakthrough bleeding is far more common than you might think, particularly during pregnancy or when using hormonal birth control.

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How Often Do Men Need to Ejaculate?

Do you worry about masturbating too much? Or have you read an article about the health benefits of ejaculating in the news and wonder if you're doing it enough? It's completely normal to wonder what's normal.

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Everything You Need to Know About Blue Balls

You may have heard people use the term blue balls when talking about sexual frustration. Did you know blue balls are a very real medical condition?

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Can You Start Birth Control Pills on Your Period?

There's a lot of different information out there about when and how to start birth control. If you’ve been thinking about starting birth control, you need all the facts to make an informed decision about your health.

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How to Stay Hard: Your Complete Guide to Maintaining an Erection

Odds are, you’re reading this alone. Maybe you’re on your phone, with the screen tilted in such a way that someone else can’t see what you’ve pulled up. You might even delete your search history after getting the answers you seek about your sexual health.

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Cialis vs. Viagra: The Hard Facts

Before we answer your questions about Viagra and Cialis, we want to tell you something important.

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Introducing Mental Health Services at Felix

Five months ago, we asked Felix subscribers which service we could add that would most make a difference to their lives. The response was clear. Almost 50% of customers chose mental health — far more than any other option.

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How Long Does Viagra Last?

How long does Viagra last? It turns out the answer is a little more complicated than you might think. That’s because the answer really does depend on what kind of results you're looking for.

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Does Alcohol Affect Birth Control?

Birth control and alcohol: can the two get along? The short answer is yes, you can still drink if you’re taking birth control––alcohol doesn’t make birth control less effective. 

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Can You Get Pregnant on the Pill?

The effectiveness and convenience of the pill have been a game-changer making it the contraception of choice for many women. In fact, oral contraception is the second most commonly used contraception in Canada (closely following condoms).

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It’s Time to Stop Accepting the Barriers to Birth Control

Jumping through hoops just to get birth control has become so commonplace that we’ve come to blindly accept it. But when we step back, is birth control really something to hide? Is starting birth control somehow wrong? Of course not. ‍

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Anxiety vs Depression: What's the Difference?

Anxiety and depression have many closely overlapping symptoms, and people may experience both disorders simultaneously. This can make it difficult to determine whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or both.

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Sunscreen 101

You've probably heard over and over how important sunscreen is for your skin — we know we say it all the time. If you're using prescription acne treatments or worried about anti-aging, sunscreen is non-negotiable. Want to find out why? We've got you covered with our intro to sunscreen.

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The Ultimate Skin-Care Routine Guide

A proper skin-care routine is important. We all know this. Some people love a 12-step regime, others head right to the moisturizer and out the door to work. Trying to find the perfect balance can be tough and with so many products out there, nailing down a skin care order can feel overwhelming.

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Your Guide to Thinning Hair Causes and Treatments

No one wakes up, looks in the mirror, and is overjoyed to see their hair is thinning. But a change to your hairline doesn't have to mean the end of the world — and you don't have to resign yourself to a lifetime of hats either.

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The Guide to Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

Erectile dysfunction is no joke. It can impact your confidence, emotional well-being, and relationships. Sometimes it can also indicate an underlying condition. That’s why it’s important to understand what erectile dysfunction is and what treatments are available.

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What are the Stages of a Cold Sore Breakout?

Feeling a strange tingle around your mouth? Maybe you're noticing a slightly inflamed or itchy patch? If you've had cold sores before, you know exactly what that tingle means. If not, it's possible that you might be experiencing your first cold sore outbreak.

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The Birth Control Side Effects You Should Know

Over the years, birth control has changed considerably. As it became more widely available, safer and more effective options have gone on the market. But of course, with more options, it can be difficult to determine which birth control method is right for you.

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Living with Herpes: It’s Going to Be Okay

If you just found out you're living with herpes, it’s okay to feel anxious, sad, and disoriented. But we’re here to tell you that one thing you don’t need to feel is shame.

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How to Stay Hard: Your Complete Guide to Maintaining an Erection

Odds are, you’re reading this alone. Maybe you’re on your phone, with the screen tilted in such a way that someone else can’t see what you’ve pulled up. You might even delete your search history after getting the answers you seek about your sexual health.

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