5 Signs You Should Call in Sick (1/6)

Nothing makes feeling sick worse than an unhealthy dose of indecision to go with it. Don't let an office deadline or previous plans cloud your judgement; here are five signs you should call in sick

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Go to work or call in sick?

Sore throat, runny nose, high fever—which of these indicate you’re sick enough to stay home?

Statistics Canada reports that from 2008 to 2009, Canadians took a national average of seven sick days, with Quebec having the highest average (nine days) and Alberta the lowest (six days). Ontarians average six to seven sick days per year.

These guidelines should help you feel a little less guilty about staying home. But if you’re feeling really sick, be sure to make an appointment to see your doctor.

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Q&A with Olympian Kaillie Humphries

Best Health sat down with two-time Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries to talk about her gold medal-winning moment, the future of the sport and what’s next for the 28-year-old Calgarian.Best Health: How did winning in Sochi compare to your win in Vancouver 2010?Kaillie Humphries: Both Olympics were completely different. This one was a lot more […]