Our 10-year-old son is overweight. I know he’s still growing but is it too early to put him on a diet?
Without knowing how ‘overweight’ your son is, let me give you some general guidelines. The assumption that he will outgrow the ‘baby fat’ is not true if you don’t...
Back in the day of the dinosaurs (think way back – like the ’90s) we were told that obesity stemmed simply from caloric imbalance. Today, all bets are off; scientific research is telling a different story.
I have two children, ages three and six. Should I have them get a flu shot and an H1N1 vaccine?
Influenza, or the flu, is caused by viruses. The presentation of influenza is usually the same, regardless of the particular virus causing the illness. Fever, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue...
I’m concerned that schools are too quick to decide that a difficult child has attention deficit disorder. The school has suggested we look into Ritalin so our son’s behaviour can be regulated. I want them to arrange for an independent assessment. Have you an opinion about this?
If the school...
What is the deal with acne anyway?
There are four types of acne.
LEAST SEVERE: Comedonal – blackheads and white heads.
MODERATE: Popular – red bumps.
MODERATELY SEVERE: Pustular – red bumps with pus.
MOST SEVERE: Cystic – deep, inflamed, pus-filled bumps that are often painful.
Basically, acne is caused by clogged pores.
● A whitehead...
SARAH noticed that her daughter Anne was leaving to go to the bathroom frequently during dinner. This act might have seemed like little more than a urinary tract infection were it not coupled with the performance that encompassed mealtime. “She was making a show of eating, but not much...