Friday, April 19, 2019
Depression is common in adolescence and is often underrecognized.  As a parent it can be hard for us to think about our little ones having depression symptoms, but it is important to check in with teens to...
What medicines are safe to give my child when they have a cold? How can I help my child when they have a cold? There are many medications available on the market advertising their use for “cough...
I remember the first time Madi had an ear infection, she was 9 months old and I was so worried. She had a fever and was clearly in pain. I took her to...
Any Canadian knows that winter is the WORST for our skin. Without copious lathering of cream we get scaly, alligator dry 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,...
Recently 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...
Previously I wrote a post about vaccines and autism that was very popular on life of dr. mom. Since then i've received hundreds of emails asking about vaccines, and I thought it might be helpful to...
One of the most common medications I get asked about by patients are about acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil). How do I dose it for my child? Are these safe medications? Can I give both to my...
I had several infants, toddlers and young children come in to see me at my clinic with gastroenteritis. I got some great questions from parents that inspired me to make a short guide to gastroenteritis.