Home Health

Ask Dr. Marla: Protection From Mosquitos

Q. My family has been invited to spend time at a relatives cottage north of Toronto. Im worried about West Nile since Im 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...

Common Ailments

A Quick Reference Guide Abdominal Pain(Acute) Cause: Abdominal pain may be the symptom of a great number of ailments from childhood disease, internal disorders or simply the result of overeating or eating the wrong foods. Other causes would include a twisted digestive organ, stomach ulcer, twisted testicle, viral or bacterial diarrhoea...

The Medicine Cabinet

Keep the following in your medicine cabinet: Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For fever and the relief of pain. Syrup of ipecac. Induces vomiting if a child swallows pills or anything potentially poisonous. Only give syrup of ipecac on the advice of a...

First Aid

Extracts from the ChildSafe Program of The Canadian Red Cross Society. Children are curious - and this curiosity often leads to injury. Parents can help protect their child by creating a safe environment. They can teach their children to take responsibility for themselves so that a child develops his or...

Children & Allergies

Allergies are common - affecting as much as 30 percent of the population in North America. If you are lucky enough not to have allergies yourself, it's unlikely you don't know someone affected by this increasingly prevalent phenomenon. Despite their prevalence, allergies are strongly misunderstood. There are many different things...

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