by drnieman October 4, 2013 Monthly

I am honored to write for the Calgary Herald every month. This month I decided to cover a topic which we will hear much more about in future. Its an exciting concept—that our genes do not have to determine our destiny. A few years ago the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that one of their […]

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by drnieman September 30, 2013 Uncategorized

Here is the latest development re e cigarettes in youth  (letter from the Chicago Tribune written by the Presidents of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Lung Association) Harmful tobacco products Four years ago the Food and Drug Administration took a major step to protect children from the dangers of tobacco by preventing the […]

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Dental Visits

by drnieman September 30, 2013 Uncategorized

I was asked to share this very informative piece on what to do when your child goes to the dentist for the first time. It was originally posted by www.becomeananny.org 10 Tips for Handling a Child’s First Trip to the Dentist While “fun” is rarely the first word that comes to mind for adults when […]

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Cyclical Vomiting

by drnieman September 14, 2013 Uncategorized

Mysterious vomiting syndrome still stymies doctors and children By Dr. Peter Nieman, Calgary Herald September 11, In 1982, Dr. S. Gee was one of the first clinicians who described a condition in which patients vomited in a periodic or cyclical manner. Since then the complex science of vomiting has expanded rapidly. Next month, an international […]

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Resources in General

by drnieman August 20, 2013 Uncategorized

I often get parents and patients who ask me if I knew about certain resources. Obviously there are many resources out there and some of my peers only share resources by medical organizations such as The Canadian Pediatric Society, the Canadian Medical Association and so on. The thinking is that these sites are peer-reviewed and […]

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by drnieman August 4, 2013 Uncategorized

Question:  I am not interested in the subjective political aspects of marijuana. The objective science interests me more. Can you update me further about the science; especially the impact marijuana has on a teenager’s brain? Answer: You are indeed correct in asking for objective research results on this extremely controversial matter. It is important to […]

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Boston Bombings

by drnieman April 22, 2013 Uncategorized

It was a difficult week in Boston. Some parents have asked me for resources on how to talk to kids about disasters such as the Bombing. Here is a great resources I found–posted on the Boston Children’s Hospital site: Helping children process the Boston Marathon bombings by Tripp Underwood on April 16, 2013 As a […]

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9 Gross Things Parents Do But Don’t Always Know It

by oconti February 28, 2013 Uncategorized

By: www.fulltimenanny.com Even the most germ-phobic moms are guilty of committing some of the grossest parenting sins. Sometimes, they don’t even know they’re committing them. Here are the nine grossest things parents commonly do, and the reasons they should reconsider doing them. Using bulb syringe aspirators. Ever cut one of these babies open? Chances are if […]

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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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