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Vaccinations for Adolescents

“Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It’s a simple message parents need to keep hearing.” – Jeffrey Kluge Although adolescent immunization is currently not covered by...

Worrying over Worms

If you have a toddler who loves the outdoors like I do you’re sure to worry that your child might have worms thriving in her body. Many vague symptoms are attributed to worm infestations like...

Fits, Faints and Funny Turns in Children

On several occasions in paediatric practice we come across unusual mannerisms, perceptions, and behaviour in infants, children, and teenagers, causing considerable concern. Many are dramatic,...

Cough Syrups for Children – To Give or Not to Give

It dawned on me this flu season that it was time I wrote a post on the commonest medication we all purchase over the pharmacist’s counter – cough syrups. I know most parents don’t take a...

Carpets: Are your Children Crawling and Walking on Toxins?

Do you love your carpet? Do you enjoy walking on soft, luxurious, thick carpet? Have you ever thought about what might be lurking in your carpet? Let’s take a detailed look: Carpets in your homes...

Do Children Need Mineral Supplements?

I am writing this article as a sequel to my blog about vitamin supplements because I feel that mineral supplementation should also be a mindful exercise. The body uses certain components of the...

Hidden Toxins Inside Children’s School Supplies

Many parents are aware of the dangers of phthalates in cosmetic products. However, phthalates are used in children’s products as well. Did you know that children are exposed to dangerous chemicals...

Somatization Disorder, and the Role of Unconditional Love

I have been reading a thought-provoking and enlightening book by John Bradshaw titled Healing the Shame that Binds Us. The author talks about ‘toxic shame’, wherein a person can come to believe...

Child Safety and Indoor Health Hazards that are Easy to Overlook

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. If your child has frequent bouts of allergies and colds, the culprit could be hiding right at home under the guise of mold,...

Natural Remedies for Ear Infection in Children

Earache has many possible causes, such as excess earwax, a perforated eardrum and other conditions in the head and neck. The most common cause of earache in children is an infection in the middle...