RED HAIR

by drnieman April 27, 2017 Weekly

It is estimated that globally two percent of children are born with red hair. The incidence varies greatly depending on the geographic location. For example, in countries located in Northern Europe and Britain, the incidence may be twice as high. Edinburgh, Scotland, is considered to be a world-class city with the highest odds of finding […]

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EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

by drnieman April 27, 2017 Monthly

KANGAROO MOTHER CARE According to the World Health Organization, 10% of all births worldwide are either low birth weight (weight below 2500 grams) or premature (birth prior to 37 weeks of gestation). Premature birth and a lower weight at birth impact early brain development and set the stage for future neurological outcomes. Both the American […]

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KANGAROO MOTHER CARE

by drnieman March 3, 2017 Uncategorized

According to the World Health Organization, 10% of all births worldwide are either low birth weight (weight below 2500 grams) or premature (birth prior to 37 weeks of gestation). Premature birth and a lower weight at birth impact early brain development and set the stage for future neurological outcomes. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics […]

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ADHD RESOURCES

by drnieman September 26, 2016 Weekly

ADHD is a huge topic and there are many resources to choose from if one wants to learn more. A psychiatrist recently shared this resource with me and I found it very useful—it deals with both adults and children. I trust you will also find this resource helpful. All ADHD Related Posts By the way, […]

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FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD

by drnieman September 23, 2016 Monthly

Adolescent girls who engage in regular physical activity enjoy many benefits such as improved self-esteem, educational benefits, fewer risk-taking behaviours, a healthier lipid profile, better sensitivity to insulin, less obesity and better bone health. But what happens when adolescent girls become too active, overly competitive, and negligent in fueling their bodies appropriately? Three systems in […]

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN

by drnieman September 23, 2016 News

I had the honor to talk about children’s play time and exercise habits on CTV Morning Live here in Calgary. Here are some ideas and observations which may summarize the highlights of the interview: 1. Play is and always will be important. 2. Doctors and organizations will always have advocacy efforts to improve matters. So […]

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ADDICTIONS

by drnieman September 22, 2016 News

I recently received this excellent resource: Teenage Drug Abuse – A Guide for Parents & Educators This resource comes at a time when more and more families struggle to cope with teens and children who have addictions—or deny that they are addicted and refuse to get the proper care. This is a huge nightmare for […]

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MIGRAINE HEADACHES

by drnieman September 22, 2016 Monthly

Migraine headaches in children are often underdiagnosed, because it may present in a different manner compared to adults. Many parents also are surprised when this diagnosis is made at a very young age, thinking that migraines tend to occur only later in life. (Approximately 25 per cent of childhood migraine has its onset prior to […]

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GRAND PARENTS AS PARENTS

by drnieman June 7, 2016 Weekly

One of the pleasures of being a pediatrician is to be inspired by the way some parents raise their children. But what happens when there are no parents to raise children? The portrait of the North American family is changing dramatically and skip-generation families are becoming increasingly common. A skip-generation family is one where grandparents […]

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KIDS RUNNING MARATHONS

by drnieman June 7, 2016 Monthly

Almost one year ago at the San Francisco marathon start I had the opportunity to briefly visit with a fellow runner who was going to run his first marathon. He was 15 years old and his proud father was going to run the hilly 42.2 kilometers with his son. A few years prior to that, […]

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