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Ask Dr. Marla: Meningitis Vaccinations

Q. My daughter was away when the school gave out the meningitis shot. Should I take her to our family doctor for it? What are the risks if I don’t, and how would I know the symptoms if she contracts it? A. A Cautionary Tale Invasive meningococcal disease is a persistent...

Ask Dr. Marla: ADHD

Question: My nine-year-old son is on medication for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), after pressure from his school. He has settled down but hes not the same exuberant kid he was before. Could we be over-medicating him? Answer: I have a question for you. How were the diagnosis and treatment decisions made? The diagnosis of ADHD is...

Ask Dr. Marla: Concerned about 3-year old behaviour

Question: My three-year-old daughter loves to colour but she chews the crayons or breaks the markers every time I give them to her. She destroys other things like the TV remote and other toys as well. I’m worried there’s something wrong with her. Is this normal for a three-year-old? Answer: Let’s first...

Ask Dr. Marla: West Nile Virus

Q. My family has been invited to spend time at a relative's cottage north of Toronto. I'm worried about West Nile, since I'm pregnant and have two preschoolers. How can I protect us from mosquitoes or should we just stay home? A. Be aware of what you can do to...

Ask Dr. Marla: Your Baby’s Fever

Fever is one of the most common symptoms that have parents running to see their doctors. Here's how to help your baby deal with one.

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