This Probiotic Could Mean Less Antiobiotics For Your Kids

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Jason Tetro

A Finnish group of researchers released the results of a three-year study examining the effects of long-term probiotic use on antibiotics and children's health. The results suggest probiotics may offer far more than a means to prevent AAD and C. difficile. They may actually help to reduce the need for antibiotics in the future.

What I learned As a Medical Student Working With Low-Income Families

Lita Cameron | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Living
Lita Cameron

As a medical student taking part in a Social Paediatrics course at The Hospital for Sick Children, I was recently immersed in the lives and healthcare needs of low-income families in Toronto. This experience reshaped the lens through which I now view healthcare and helped me recognize that societal factors greatly influence the emotional and physical wellbeing of children and their families.

Four Summer Book Ideas for Kids

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

ummer is a great time for reading. In fact, encouraging child literacy is a very key part of healthy child development. We also know that reading is a great option to avoid excessive screen time; children under the age of two should have no screen time at all, and limited amounts as they get older.

Why You Need To Get a Flu Shot ASAP

University of Toronto News | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Very soon, people of all ages across Canada will roll up their sleeves for their flu shots. The vaccine is already available in many doctors' offices...

How to Get the Most From Your Family Doctor Appointment

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

I am often asked how patients can best prepare for office visits with me. Busy parents don't have time to wait hours to see the doctor, only to forget important questions. Make your visit count! Here are some tricks to make your pediatrician or family doctor visit most efficient and useful.

The Right Support For Children With Developmental Disabilities

Mitchell Parker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Mitchell Parker

There are simply not enough hours in the day for parents of children with developmental challenges to manage the complicated care needs of their sons and daughters. There are a number of ways in which "the system" can work well to support better outcomes for families dealing with developmental challenges.

How I Conquered Feeling Powerless After My Son Was Diagnosed With Diabetes

M. Maitland DeLand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
M. Maitland DeLand

Many moms and dads dive into research and read everything they come across. There is no right way to handle news of this nature. The moment illness strikes, life becomes split into two sections: before and after. And it's normal to yearn to get back to before. Before was a time of blissful unawareness.

Premature Babies Gain Weight Faster When They Receive Hospital Care From Parents

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

Baby Tess receiving care from her parents through Mount Sinai Hospital's Family Integrated Care Program, the first program of its kind in North Americ...

Canadian Babies Need A Booster At 18 months, Pediatricians Say

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on all provinces and territories to implement a publicly-funded enhanced well-baby visit for all C...

'September Epidemic' Of Asthma A Back To School Danger

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Oni Joseph used to go to her son's school each fall and explain why he was constantly sniffling and out of breath.Her son, 13-year-old Touss...