Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine answers questions about your children's health questions and gives health advice.
My 10-year-old is starting to get moody and sometimes complains of abdominal cramps. Is she too young to be getting her first period? What should I expect?
How do I get my eight-year-old to wear a bike helmet when none of his friends do? Is it really going to do much if he falls?
It’s finally warm weather but my whole family is nursing a cold. I didn’t think you could get a cold in the summer. What gives?
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.