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New Childhood Immunization Requirements For Ontario Students

In Immunizations, Office Matters, Public Health | on April, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

On April 16th, 2014, the Ontario Government announced stricter immunization requirements for children to attend any of Ontario’s public schools. Until now, Ontario children were required to receive the following vaccines as a pre-requisite to entering grade school: Five DTP … Continue reading

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Understanding Vaccine Risk

In General Advice, Immunizations, Public Health | on April, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

The health benefits of vaccinations are extraordinary. According to the World Health Organization, vaccinations save the lives of 2-3 million people worldwide each year and prevent millions of others from suffering and disability.  But what about the risk?  What is … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome to Kristina Tocek, Occupational Therapist

In Development, Office Matters | on April, 11, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

We are so fortunate to have Kristina Tocek join the Kindercare Pediatrics team as our pediatric occupational therapist.  Kristina will begin seeing patients this June. Kristina is a pediatric occupational therapist who completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreaks – Some Guidance For Concerned Parents

In Education, General Advice, Immunizations, Public Health | on April, 01, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

There have been a number of recent measles cases reported in Ontario cities over the past few weeks including Toronto (1 case), Hamilton (3 cases), Ottawa (4 cases), Waterloo (1 case) and London (2 cases). All of these cases have … Continue reading

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Under Control: Helping Our Kids Develop Self-Discipline

In Development, Mental Health, Parenting, Psychology | on March, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

In the late 1960′s, at Stanford University, a psychology study on delayed-gratification called the Marshmallow Test demonstrated that the more self-control a young child has, the greater the chances for academic, professional, and personal success in their future.  There was a forty-year … Continue reading

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When Measles Comes To Town, What’s a Doc To Do?

In Immunizations, Public Health | on March, 26, 2014 | by | 5 Comments

Measles outbreaks around the world are becoming commonplace. Young physicians are seeing the disease for the first time in their careers.  Public health officials are managing outbreaks that haven’t been seen for decades. There is definitely a palpable fear mounting … Continue reading

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Fostering Mindful Eating

In Eating Disorders, Nutrition, Obesity, Parenting | on March, 25, 2014 | by | 5 Comments

Were you ever surprised to notice the bottom of a bucket of popcorn at the movies, or wished you could have another scoop of ice cream, or felt extremely stuffed at the end of a meal feeling not too good … Continue reading

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We Invite You to Learn About World Autism Awareness Day

In Autism, Development, Special needs | on March, 18, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

World Autism Awareness Day In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. Around the world, activities on this day aim to increase and develop world awareness and knowledge about this common condition. One … Continue reading

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Toronto Services For Children With Special Needs

In ADHD, Autism, Development, Learning Disabilities, Public Health, Resources, Special needs | on March, 14, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Below is a list of resources that are available to families of children with special needs You can obtain the original .pdf of this document by clicking here. Prepared by Theo Lax, Special Needs Resource Coordinator Child Development Institute.  2014 For assistance in … Continue reading

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New Pediatric Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic

In Eating Disorders, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity, Office Matters | on March, 02, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I am pleased to announce that Kindercare Pediatrics, in collaboration with the ICAN Clinic, has opened the Pediatric Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic.  The Pediatric Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle clinic will provide consultation and ongoing care to patients with any of … Continue reading

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