Performance Enhancing Drugs

by drnieman July 12, 2012 Uncategorized

In July 2012 I wrote this for the Calgary Herald. I felt it was good timing given the upcoming Olympics in London and the current Tour de France http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Performance+enhancing+drugs+tempting+teen+athletes/6919650/story.html

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Pain Management in Children

by drnieman June 11, 2012 Uncategorized

  Q: I do not want to use painkillers when my 4 month old son gets his immunizations. Are there alternative options? A: Many years ago it was not standard practice to provide analgesia to infants when they were immunized. As experts learned more and more about pain control and how, in some cases, babies […]

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Toxic Stress

by drnieman February 13, 2012 Uncategorized

Memories of Pain Q: I am the grandmother of a 9month old boy who seems to be constantly crying. My daughter, now a single mom, left an abusive situation a few months ago. She has a habit of soothing our grandson at night by placing a bottle in his mouth. It seems to work, but […]

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Allergy testing

by drnieman January 28, 2012 Uncategorized

Here is a piece I wrote for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, this week http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/ask-a-health-expert/ask-a-pediatrician/when-should-i-start-testing-my-kids-for-allergies/article2315922/ Essentially its about the role of allergy testing at a young age. Many kids have allergies. The question is when can one check more objectively to see which allergies play a role

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An idea from a Parent and Guest

by drnieman October 29, 2011 Uncategorized

 As a pediatrician I often get suggestions from parents. I welcome those very much. At times a parent will ask me to allow them to share their thoughts on this site. Until I get my own radio show where a parent can be a guest I at times will post a blog written by a […]

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Optimistic Kids

by drnieman September 2, 2011 Uncategorized

The Optimistic Child Q:  My 9 year old son seems to be pessimistic and hard on himself most of the time. I recently heard a psychologist who said adults can be taught “positive psychology”. What is that and does it work for kids too? A: One of the founders of the science of positive psychology […]

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If you think your teen may be depressed, Read this

by drnieman August 15, 2011 Uncategorized


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