July 2014

FIRST DENTAL VISIT

by drnieman on July 8, 2014

in Child

I often ask medical students who come to our clinic for ambulatory training to name the number one chronic infectious disease in children under age 5 years. The majority fail to get the correct answer. In addition when we see patients with asthma, I ask them what infectious disease is five times more common than […]

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EPIGENETICS

by drnieman July 5, 2014 Uncategorized

EPIGENETICS A few years ago the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that one of their four top priorities will be epigenetics. At that time I was curious as to how many pediatricians—both in Canada and the USA— were able to explain to the public what the science of epigenetics may involve. Very few doctors felt […]

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BETTER MILK FLOW WHEN NURSING

by drnieman July 3, 2014 Uncategorized

HERBS AND BREASTFEEDING The use of herbs during breastfeeding has become increasingly popular. Yet many doctors remain unaware that mothers use herbs while breastfeeding, because they only inquire about the use of pharmaceutical products. One of the main motives for using herbs during lactation is to increase milk production. Herbs that are taken for this […]

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