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Ask Dr Marla: What to expect with the first period

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?

Ask Dr. Marla: Why to wear a bike helmet

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?

Tips to dealing with the dreaded summer cold

It’s finally warm weather but your whole family is nursing a cold. What gives? We asked a doctor for the best ways to treat and cope with a summer cold.

Ask Dr. Marla: Milk production after weaning

The answer to this question in a word is – variable!

Ask Dr. Marla: Why homemade formula isn’t safe

I think we all agree that the best so-called homemade formula is breast milk.

Ask Dr. Marla: Fussy baby? Skip the gripe water

Gripe water is a liquid that is often used for reasons ranging from colic and stomach upset to teething pain.


Ask Dr. Marla: Adults and measles immunity

I understand vaccines can wear off in some adults. How do I tell if I need a booster shot for measles?

Find a new family doctor in your city

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.

Ask Dr. Marla: Why Rs are hard to say

It is one of the later sounds that many children develop and it is not unusual to still have some difficulty at age five.

Ask Dr. Marla: Finding a new doctor after you move

We’re moving to another city in Canada. What ’s the best way to find a new family doctor?

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