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Toddler tonsillectomy

December 5th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
Does your child have trouble breathing at night? It might be time to take her tonsils out.
Toddler tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomies are the second most common surgical procedure in children (ear tubes are number one), says Neil Chadha, a pediatric otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “It used to be considered something of a cure-all,” Chadha says. “But now we have more evidenced-based criteria that we use to decide if it’s really the right thing to do.” Tonsillectomies are most common in kids age three and up, and those between ages three to five tend to recover fastest, simply because they have less tissue to take out.

Is your baby in pain?

September 13th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
From needles to ear infections, here's how to make the hurt go away
Is your baby in pain?

Scraped knees and the occasional ouch are probably part of your child’s regular routine, but how do you know when her pain is something a kiss can’t make better? “Kids often aren’t able to express where, or how badly, it hurts,” says Dr. Christine Chambers, a pediatric psychologist at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research in Halifax. Here’s how to tell when your child is hurt–and what you can do to make it better.

Circumcision Choices

August 12th, 2017 | By: Nancy Ripton
Weigh the circumcision choices early in your pregnancy so you'll know where you stand before your baby is born.
Circumcision Choices

There are so many choices to think about when it comes to deciding whether or not to have your infant son circumcised. Religion, healthcare, pain, and tradition are all at the forefront of parent's thoughts when making this important decision. While experts are still undecided as to whether the benefits or the drawbacks win out, one thing is for sure. You need to look at all the pros and cons of circumsicion choices during your pregnancy because infant circumcisions should be done as soon after birth as possible.

Can Using Antibiotics Cause Allergies?

May 14th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Early antibiotic use may be to blame for a host of ailments including infectious disease, allergies and even obesity. Here's what parents need to know.
Can Using Antibiotics Cause Allergies?

Antibiotics may be at least partially to blame for the recent rise in allergies, as well as a host of other health ailments. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found a link between antibiotic use in infants, and the resulting changes in gut bacteria, with a host of ailments ranging from increased allergies and obesity to diseases later in life.

Can you Help Prevent Food Allergies?

February 10th, 2015 | By: Joey Shulman
Find out what puts children at an increased risk of food allergies and if there's anything you can do to reduce their allergy risk.
Can you Help Prevent Food Allergies?

Food allergies can be an underlying cause of many childhood illnesses such as skin ailments, digestive issues or respiratory problems, but in many cases you can minimize, or even prevent, the onset of an allergic response. Here's what you need to know about food allergies: