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I struggled with constipation as a toddler. Constipation is a very common problem in childhood and is a frequent reason children see the doctor. In majority of children with constipation, there is no medical cause identified, and is called functional constipation. Your doctor will diagnose constipation based on the...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, or Autism) is a disorder that begins in the child developmental period.  Its hallmark is problems with of social communication, social interaction, repetitive behaviours, and restrictive interests. The disorder affects every child differently.  Some children have mild difficulties in social interactions, which was...
In a time when the world is overwhelmed by COVID-19, it is easy to minimize or forget other common ailments affecting our respiratory systems.  One example, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in young children under 1 year old.  

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Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

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Should Routine Immunizations Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Newborn reflexes

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Food Allergies in Children

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To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise?

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Constipation in Children

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My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and...