Multiple Tree Nut Allergies: ‘The Second Wave’

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These days it would be a rare occasion for people around a dinner table to not have allergies, sensitivities or intolerances to food. Celiac disease, lactose intolerance and peanut, tree nut, fish, egg and other allergies are...

Toddlers and Tipping Furniture

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Every year, hundreds of children suffer from serious head and internal injuries, suffocation and death due to furniture tip-overs.When flat screen televisions were introduced into households, older and often heavier television sets were often placed on furniture...

‘Canada Water Agency‘ Established to Bolster Clean Water Challenges

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The Government of Canada launched the ‘Canada Water Agency’ to analyze and address critical issues of drought, floods and deteriorating water quality largely due to climate change.

CDC: ‘New Waterborne Disease Challenges Have Emerged’

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In December 2020, the CDC disclosed that United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world; yet every year an estimated 7.2 million people get sick, 600,000 receive emergency department care, 120,000 require hospitalization and 7,000 people die at...

Christmas Season Safety

Snowman wishing everybody a Merry Christmas

Christmas is just a few weeks away and many a wide-eyed child will soon be bubbling with excitement as the magical, wondrous events of...

Why Children Need Consistent Bedtimes!

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When school-aged children do not acquire a healthy bedtime routine, weariness and agitation can greatly affect their academic performance, physical growth and development. Some children need less sleep than others do, but if your children are having trouble getting up in the morning, chances...

Colds, Fever and Flu: Getting the Facts Straight

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Now, more than ever before, children have an increased possibility of getting sick from a myriad of contagions.  COVID-19 and other viruses and flues may present with similar symptoms, so it can be difficult to diagnose your child’s illness and administer the right...

Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Christmas Around the World

What could be more wonderful than to see the anticipation and excitement of Christmas through the eyes of a child? Here are some international Christmas family traditions that are passed on from generation to generation.  Enjoy!

Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist! Do You Know What to Expect?

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The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD), a provider of diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic and consultative expertise for children, recommends a dental assessment within 6 months of the eruption of your child’s first tooth or by one year of age. 

Pets Benefit People So Many Ways!

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While adopting a pet is a big decision that requires careful consideration, the rewards are too numerous to mention – but I'll try. Parents will ultimately be responsible for the pet's health but once a commitment is made the benefits and positive experiences of...