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9 Strategies for parents to employ to help their children deal with school-related anxiety.

September 8th, 2015

LISTEN   Listen to their concerns.  Don’t tell them that their worries are silly.  Let them know that it sometimes feels better to talk about things.  Encourage them to come to you and let them…

Helping Your Anxious Child

September 1st, 2015

Submitted by Cornerstone Couselling Centre
Many people don`t realize that children are vulnerable to mental health issues, just like adults.  Temperament, family support, and physical health can…

Common Lice Myths Debugged

September 1st, 2015

By Ron Pohar

Scratch, pick, rinse - repeat. Parents and health care professionals often find lice removal easier said than done. What should be a simple issue to treat…

Sleep Apnea in Children

September 1st, 2015

Submitted by Signature Orthodontics

Brief pauses in breathing while sleeping is normal but when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it is called sleep apnea.

Ask the Nurse Practitioner: Back to School: Nosebleeds

September 1st, 20153 Comments

By Susan Richards

QUESTION: Our daughter has had nosebleeds since she was around three years old. They happen at any time of the year, and often last close to an hour.…

Four Reasons to Book a Back-to-School Eye Exam

September 1st, 2015

By Dr. Fatima Gowa

What’s on your child’s back to school list? A trip to the mall to pick out the perfect outfit? A trip to the stationery store to buy new school supplies?…

Orthodontic Treatment for Bite Problems from our Friends at Signature Orthodontics

June 25th, 2015

Submitted by Signature Orthodontics
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of braces to correct crowded, crooked, or spaced teeth.  While these problems are certainly fixed…

The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now: Bedwetting

June 25th, 2015

By Betty Ann Thibodeau & Kathy Reid
Does your child continue to wet the bed, even though most of their friends have stopped?  If so, here are a few facts and tips that may help.

AAO Healthy Vision Checklist

May 15th, 2015

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Why Spring Cleaning is Good for your Kids' Health!

May 4th, 2015

By Dr. Keshia Kamphuis
It is that time of year again - the winter thaw is almost complete and the days are getting longer. It is Spring and our almost instinctive desire to clean house kicks in!…

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