Archive for 'Health'

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

Heatstroke Symptoms

Heatstroke Symptoms

What to do if you suspect your child is suffering from heatstroke. Heatstroke Symptoms Those hazy days of summer can pose hazards such as heat stroke. While it’s important to keep children well hydrated, and cool [...]

Melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise in Children

Melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise in Children

With spring upon us, and children spending more time in the outdoors, it’s time for parents to remind themselves of the importance of protecting their children from UV radiation more than ever. A study out of [...]

Kids, Cars and Heatstroke

Kids, Cars and Heatstroke

Every summer children die after being left alone in a car,  yet the solution for preventing such a tragedy is really very simple.   Kids, Cars and Heatstroke Every year children die after being left unattended [...]

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 [...]