Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Child Wellness

A place to read all the most up-to-date, evidence based medical information relating to your child’s wellness including topics like mental health, medical health, and development.

What is Group B Strep and Why Do You Need to be Screened During...

It is standard of care that all pregnant women get screened for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).  The recommended time to get screened by your primary care provider...

Why Room Sharing Reduces SIDS

The Government of Canada states in a joint statement  that infants who room share for at least 6 months have a lower risk of...

The Risks and Benefits of Video-Chatting in Children

Our family has used FaceTime more often in the past six weeks than we have in the past several months. We are...

Management Strategies for Colic

Colic is defined as crying for no apparent reason that lasts for greater than 3 hours per day and occurs on 3 or...

What are the Possible Benefits of App Use in Children?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, I have been relying more on screens to keep Madi busy.  Prior to the...

Guest post: Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Anxiety

The terms “tantrum,” “meltdown,” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably however, they are actually all different terms used to describe different behaviours. 

Vitamin C and the Common Cold

There has been a lot of talk about whether vitamin C will help prevent or treat COVID-19. To date, the safety and...

Should Routine Immunizations Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic?

A common question I have received from parents is whether or not we should continue routine immunizations for children. COVID-19 is spread...

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

In a time when the world is overwhelmed by COVID-19, it is easy to minimize or forget other common ailments affecting our...

Grandparents Spoiling With Sugar and Childhood Obesity

There is a growing epidemic of childhood obesity.  The reasons for this is multifactorial, one of those factors being highly processed and high...