Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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This week's Featured articles

Any Canadian knows that winter is the WORST for our skin. Without copious lathering of cream we get scaly, dry alligator skin. My hands are constantly feeling dry, especially since I wash my hands multiple times a...
In my last article about vaccines and the fraudulent accusation that they are associated with or cause autism, I outlined how the concern for the health effects vaccinations began with an observation that the number of cases...
As a family doc some parents have told me that they do not want their child to get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. Some parents fear that their child may have a dangerous reaction to the vaccine,...
Being a new mom or a mom with small kids can come with a little (or a lot!) of anxiety. You are responsible for a very vulnerable person and much of what you are going through will be new....
TRecently I wrote a post about the fraudulent science behind vaccines and their “association” with autism.  Unsurprisingly, this became a “hot topic” online with many likes, shares, and comments from parents. Vaccines can be a controversial...

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Folic Acid During Pregnancy: Do I Really Need it?

What the Heck IS Folic Acid? With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep track of everything and easy...

Sun Safety for Babies

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Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and thinks every kid deserves an animal companion. Madi also loves being around...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV. I remember growing up not understanding why other children had...

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What are the best sleep training methods: How do I sleep train my baby?

As a physician I tell patient’s that it is safe to sleep...

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it...

Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?….Should I Sleep Train My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your infant to sleep...

How does travelling and time changes affect a toddlers sleep.

For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler...

First Time Travelling Away from your Baby: What to Know.

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Flying with an Infant on an International Trip

Our first flight outside of North America was when we went to...

Peanuts and Nuts- When Should I Expose My Little One ?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and...

The abdominal wall muscles and pregnancy: how are they affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue...

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen: What to know when treating your child with fever or pain.

One of the most common medications I get asked about by patients...

The Importance of Vitamin D in Infants

When I was going through medical school I was told that babies need vitamin...

Postpartum Exercise

Getting active post-delivery was hard. It was difficult to find the time between breastfeeding,...

Child Disciplining Methods: what are the ways to discipline your child

Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV....

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

I had several infants, toddlers and young children come in to see...

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