November 2012

AVOID SMOTHERING CHILDREN

by drnieman on November 29, 2012

in Weekly

  There are times when other bloggers contact me and ask me to share their resources. Here is a great example of a blog which was popular and relevant to parents who often wonder about the topic of “smothering” a child The link to the blog is: http://www.gonannies.com/blog/2012/how-to-protect-your-child-without-smothering-her/ Here is the start of the blog, […]

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Dishonesty when Vitamins are Promoted?

by drnieman November 12, 2012 Weekly

I am often astonished at how vitamins are promoted as “good” , when in fact there is often a story behind the story. Dr Mirkin, a respected and experienced doctor, skilled in communicating well and a former radio show hosts wrote this piece below (I could not have said it better!) The bottom line re vitamins? […]

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When you worry about being short

by drnieman November 11, 2012 Uncategorized

THE SHORT CHILD Q My 11 year old son has always been one of the shortest boys in his class. It does not bother him too much yet, but I am curious if he will be a candidate to get growth hormone to make him taller. Is it safe to modify his height by using […]

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Featured in Canada’s National Paper

by drnieman November 10, 2012 Uncategorized

How fat has become the new normal  CARLY WEEKS The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Sep. 30 2012, 4:00 PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 02 2012, 6:35 PM EDT Peter Nieman, a well-known pediatrician based at Calgary’s Pediatric Weight Clinic, says that more often than not, when he sits down with parents of children […]

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Does BPA cause obesity?

by drnieman November 9, 2012 Weekly

BPA and Obesity Q: I read not so long ago that BPA may cause childhood obesity. Can you tell me if that is true and what should I do to limit my child’s exposure to BPA? A: BPA is the abbreviation for Bisphenol A, a breakdown product of coatings that prevent metal corrosion in food […]

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