Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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 are about acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil). How do I...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

I had several infants, toddlers and young children come in to see me at my clinic with gastroenteritis. I got some great...

Vaccines and Autism: The Real Truth About Fake News

Vaccines can be a controversial topic amongst parents.  In Canada, vaccines and anti-vaxxers (individuals who take an anti-vaccination approach to healthcare and...

Folic Acid for Pregnancy: Do I Really Need it?

With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep track of everything and easy to question, “Is all of...

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...

Sun Safety for Babies

Can babies wear sunscreen? How old do they have to be to wear sunscreen? Can you even take a baby into the sun? Surprisingly,...

How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Medical professionals say that solids can be introduced to an infant around 4-6 months old, and the first foods introduced should be iron-rich. As...

Recommendations for the Flu Shot in Children

Every fall is the time of year for you and your little one to get your flu shot! As a mom, watching Madi be...

Peanut and Nut Allergy- When Should I Expose My Child to Nuts?

Before starting Med school, I remember being told that we should avoids peanuts and nuts and other common allergens (like tree nuts, other legumes,...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....