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Are parents hooked on antibiotics?

If you’ve ever pressured your child’s doctor for a prescription for an infection, you’re not alone. Trouble is, not all infections are created equally, and in some cases, antibiotics are not the answer.

Everything you need to know to help your children sleep better

Here’s everything you ever needed to know to help your children sleep better, and you too.

Toxic Toys: When toys take a lickin’, be sure they’re still safe.

With holiday shopping on the horizon, you might find yourself standing in front of toy store shelves paralyzed with indecision, while trying to figure out whether the item you want to buy is safe.  And even though toymakers must make sure they produce toys that meet the safety standards of Health Canada, sometimes unsafe toys manage to make their way into the marketplace. The good news is that new...

Oh babe, I hate to go

Getting used to sitters is important for babies – and parents.

Oral Health

Everything you wanted to know about your child’s dental health, but were afraid to ask Although the mouth is part of our body, we tend to treat it as a separate entity, often ignoring bleeding, swollen or tender gums and tooth pain until we can no longer stand it. Never...

Mother and daughter duo lose weight on TV

A mother and daughter turn to a television program to help them shed pounds, and become healthier.

Sun Safety

The latest information on how to keep your family out of the pink Every summer Canadians shed layers of clothing to soak up the sun – but as we all know, there’s no such thing as a ‘safe’ tan. Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett, the founder of DLK on Avenue in...

Yoga Isn’t Just For Parents

Last year Sam Merkur enrolled her four year-old son, Miles, in an Iyengar yoga class hoping the centuries-old Indian form of stretching would benefit him in the same ways it had helped her. “I wanted yoga to help maintain his natural flexibility,” says Sam, 38. “I love the physical...