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Dr. Paul Offit On Believing in Magic

In CAM | on September, 19, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Although this is a year old, I think this interview is well worth posting.  It is a conversation with Dr. Paul Offit about medicine, placebo, quackery, and belief in magic.  Enjoy: – Press the “Play Button” above -

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PsychLine- Understanding Psychological Assessments

In ADHD, Education | on September, 17, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

At this time of year, many parents are wondering about how their child will handle the academic demands of the year, and if there is anything they can do to maximize their child’s chances of success. Teachers and school teams … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome To Dr. Ian Chen, Adolescent Medicine Physician and Pediatrician

In Adolescent Medicine, Development, Office Matters | on August, 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

We cannot be more thrilled to welcome Dr. Ian Chen to Kindercare Pediatrics.  Dr. Chen will be starting up our brand new Teen and Young Adult program at Kindercare Paediatrics. See below some words that Dr. Chen wanted to share with … Continue reading

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The Latest Anti-Vaccine Manufactroversy

In Flu / Influenza, Immunizations | on August, 27, 2014 | by | 3 Comments

A number of folks have asked me to comment on this week’s most recent anti-vaccine controversy – well, more like manufactroversy. Excellent commentary has already been published here, here, and here so I’m not exactly adding much in the way … Continue reading

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Managing Physician Relationships with the Pharmaceutical Industry

In Office Matters, Policy, Public Health | on August, 05, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

The pharmaceutical industry uses very sophisticated methods to market and distribute their products, both to physicians and direct to patients. It can become very problematic when physicians and other health care practitioners are used as instruments to carry out their marketing … Continue reading

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Home Pool Safety – What Parents Need to Know

In General Advice, Safety and Injury Prevention | on August, 04, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Note: This post was written by Kaleigh Briggs, a senior medical student at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, class of 2015. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under four, and home pools are where these children are most … Continue reading

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Life-Threatening Consequences – When School Boards Fancy Themselves Healthcare Providers

In Eating Disorders, Education, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity | on June, 30, 2014 | by | 15 Comments

I met Madelyn for the first time last month in clinic. Six months prior, she was an otherwise healthy 14 year-old girl. One afternoon, Madelyn’s phys ed teacher led a gym class aimed at completing fitness and health assessments on … Continue reading

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Customer Service In Healthcare

In Public Health | on June, 23, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Free healthcare; isn’t that amazing? Well, healthcare in Canada is far from free. It’s actually rather expensive, costing $4,443, per Canadian per year (WHO, 2013). It just seems free because it’s paid for via taxation and not on a “per encounter” basis … Continue reading

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Kindercare Website Refresh

In Office Matters | on June, 14, 2014 | by | 1 Comments

This summer the Kindercare Pediatrics website will undergo a complete redesign and overhaul.  As part of the process, it would be helpful to obtain some feedback from existing practice and website users. If you have a moment, please help us … Continue reading

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The Missing Message From The Movie Fed-Up

In Eating Disorders, Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Video | on June, 09, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

While and after seeing the movie Fed Up last month, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something awfully important was missing from the message. Certainly, the immense problem of global obesity was emphasized as was the political gong show that has … Continue reading

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