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Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

The connection between your child’s asthma and allergies. Link Between Asthma and Allergies Asthma is one of the most common causes of emergency ward visits in Canada, and no wonder. It’s thought that about 12% of [...]

Sun Safety Tips for Children

Sun Safety Tips for Children

A few sun safety tips for your family. Sun Safety Tips While sunshine provides us with nourishing Vitamin D…there can be too much of a good thing. Sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays can lead to [...]

Measles Deaths Preventable

Measles Deaths Preventable

Last week in Wales a young man died of measles, a highly contagious disease and one that is easily preventable with vaccination. It is a reminder to parents everywhere of the importance of vaccinating children against [...]

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

 How to treat a child who suffers from allergies and asthma. Asthma Treatments When it comes to treating asthma there are several types of medication available. One is a controller to reduce the inflammation of airways [...]

Food Allergies vs Intolerances

Food Allergies vs Intolerances

Does your child suffer from a food allergy? Pets and Allergies So you and your family are considering getting a pet, but because your child has allergies, you’re choosing very carefully.  Good call.  But what if [...]

Food Allergies and Intolerances

Food Allergies and Intolerances

 Does your child suffer from a food allergy? Food Allergies and Intolerances Does your child have a food intolerance…or a food allergy?  Generally with food intolerance, a person doesn’t have a certain enzyme to break down [...]

Signs of Asthma

Signs of Asthma

The surprising signs that your school aged child may have asthma. Signs of Asthma If your child is complaining of tightness or hurting in the chest, has dark circles under the eyes and feels weak and [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Recent studies suggest that by exercising now, children will enjoy  health benefits that last well into their senior years. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM), children who regularly exercise in childhood are [...]

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

If your child has trouble breathing or gets hives after eating, then she may have a life threatening food allergy. In children, particularly young ones, intolerance to certain foods is fairly common. But actual food allergies, [...]