Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine answers questions about your children's health questions and gives health advice.
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The answer is a resounding yes. Tobacco smoke is one of the most common asthma triggers.
Should I be concerned about my child's never-ending cold?
My child had the chickenpox vaccine when he was a baby but now has the chickenpox (he’s eight). Is it possible the vaccine didn’t take? Have you ever heard of that?
There seems to be a lot of confusion around when to start feeding solid food to babies. Doctors say six months but my four-month-old is ravenous. When can I give her rice cereal?
How can I tell if my child has had a concussion, and if he has, what should I do?
My daughter often becomes anxious around homework and school issues. What can I do?
My six-month-old daughter has had a stye in her upper eyelid for four months. I am worried that the stye may harden. What do you recommend and should I be worried?
My 11-month-old had a febrile seizure. Does it mean he will have seizures as he gets older?
Ask Dr. Marla: What are the milestones for a premature baby in the first few weeks?
The guidelines say that babies under two should have no exposure to television. Is there actual physical danger to exposure?