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 to this question in a word is – variable!
I think we all agree that the best so-called homemade formula is breast milk.
Gripe water is a liquid that is often used for reasons ranging from colic and stomach upset to teething pain.
I understand vaccines can wear off in some adults. How do I tell if I need a booster shot for measles?
What is hand, foot and mouth disease and is it preventable?
My 10-year-old daughter often complains of stomach aches. She doesn’t seem to have any other physical symptoms. Could it be related to stress?
Finding a new doctor can be extremely challenging when moving to a new city. Start your search here with this list of provincial organizations and their websites that aide in finding health care for you and your family.
It is one of the later sounds that many children develop and it is not unusual to still have some difficulty at age five.
We’re moving to another city in Canada. What ’s the best way to find a new family doctor?
With any travel, you should see your health care professional in advance to review your vaccines and what is recommended or required for the area you are going to be in.