Tag Archives: Parents

When hospitals become home: Children put up in wards when both parents have COVID

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto News Health Canada The unusual scenario underscores how spread within households amid stay-at-home orders is playing a key role in fuelling the pandemic. With a heavy impact on certain families Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 04, 2021  •  19 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  16 Comments… Read More »

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

While most children and teens who have COVID-19 recover completely, sometimes the virus can have lasting effects. One of those effects can be damage to the muscle of the heart — and if a damaged heart is stressed by exercise, it can lead to arrhythmias, heart failure, or even sudden death. This appears to be… Read More »

‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

Using “time outs” to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests. Despite criticism of the “naughty step” strategy, children’s anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study of families found. But a UK psychologist said the key was how the technique… Read More »

Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 — Forty percent of U.S. parents say they would likely find a new doctor if their child’s primary care provider sees families who refuse childhood vaccines, a nationwide poll finds. And three in 10 say their child’s primary care provider should not treat youngsters whose parents refuse all vaccines. Those are… Read More »

More parents are spacing out vaccines, a practice doctors say is risky

Amid a growing measles outbreak, more parents are choosing to alter the recommended vaccine schedule for their children in hopes of not overwhelming their immune systems, a practice doctors say could be just as risky as not vaccinating at all. Dr. Paul Offit, a physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the… Read More »

Parents who don't vaccinate kids tend to be affluent, better educated, experts say

Vaccines are universally backed by respected scientists and federal agencies, but that isn’t enough to convince every parent to vaccinate their children. The decision to fly in the face of near universal scientific opinion doesn’t come as a result of a lack of intellect, however, as experts who have studied vaccines and immunology acknowledge that… Read More »