How to protect your children from getting sick with the flu

Hi, it’s Dr Margie. Last year’s flu season was one of our worst on record. Only about five per cent of healthy kids got the flu vaccine, yet over half of children admitted to hospital were completely healthy before they caught the flu. The great news is that this year the flu vaccine is free … Continued

Childhood rash symptoms and treatment

As a parent, rashes can be one of the scariest things you face. So, I thought it would be beneficial to talk about when you should worry about your child’s rash. 

Children and the flu vaccine

As we head into winter, I thought it would be a good time to talk about kids and the flu vaccine and address some of your concerns.

How to treat constipation in kids

Hi, it’s Dr Margie! One of the most common questions we get from parents is about how to treat constipation in kids, especially whether using stool softeners for a long time is safe. In this video I talk about what causes constipation and how it can be treated. I also speak with surgeon and expert … Continued

Sunlight and vitamin D – how much is the right amount?

With kids spending lots of time outside or on the beach, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the sun and vitamin D. It’s important for us as parents to know how much is the right amount. If you find it helpful, share with your friends and family, and thanks for … Continued