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When should my kids get the HPV vaccine?

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to talk about the HPV vaccine. The vaccine was released for use in June 2006. While it has already been available for over 10 years and has been given to over 80 million people, the HPV vaccine is one of the newer vaccines and thus raises a lot of questions, including concerns about its safety. 

Q&Ped - Too Much TV Time?

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

"My daughters want to be on their Kindles all day long playing games and reading. They say all of their friends spend a lot of time too. Am I being too strict by trying to restrict their play time?"

Today’s children spend, on average, seven hours a day on screen time: watching TV, playing video games, using the Internet.

Q&Ped - Conquering lice fast!

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

As a mother of four school-age children, a notice from the school nurse that lice is in a classroom fills me with angst: the hair treatments, the laundry, the other children! Then the pediatrician side of me calms me down. Lice will not hurt my family. They are annoying bugs and getting rid of them can be a nuisance, but soon they will be a thing of the past.

Why my child?

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