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Mental health in kids is so important to monitor carefully. From the time they arrive, we cannot help but compare our children – how much does he weigh? How much does she sleep? How well does he eat? Is she saying much yet? If your child’s behaviour seems different from their peers, are you wondering “is there something wrong with my child?.”
I have been quite open about my concern for the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. I have seen many patients and family members get COVID, despite no confirmed case exposure. I suspected a ton of asymptomatic spread. I have gone so far as to say I think 70-80% of COVID infected individuals are asymptomatic, and I still believe this to be true.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Ontario struggles with mental health issues? Overall, more than 70% of adults who struggle with mental health concerns began to have difficulty in childhood. Early intervention and access to mental health resources during childhood has the potential to change the trajectory of a child’s health and wellness.
Ingrown fingernails occur when the nail grows into the layer of skin around it. If the nail appears to be pushing into the skin or curving downward, it may be an ingrown nail. Nails that ingrow can lead to ingrown fingernail swelling and pain. If they persist, they can lead to an ingrown fingernail infection.
The short version is it will likely take several months before a vaccine is approved for use in kids. The COVID-19 vaccines were created and tested in record speed, a huge scientific leap with tons of collaboration around the world.
Virtual healthcare refers to virtual visits between a healthcare provider. The pandemic has highlighted that virtual care can provide reassurance and efficiency, while allowing families to remain in the safe comfort of their homes, while still accessing expert care. Satisfaction amongst patients is high.
Part 10 – COVID Mutations Here! Illness vs Infection, what does that mean? And my most asked question: When will my child receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Lots to talk about this week in my weekly newsletter.
The holidays are usually a time of magic and joy for the whole family, not a time of strife and anxiety and loss. We will need to find new ways to bring holiday cheer this year, but don’t despair – I have you covered!
TIP 1: Make your life as easy as possible! With a week left before the kiddies are off school for the winter break, moms everywhere are making their lists and checking them twice. Here are my tips to make everything less stressful as we head into the holidays.
Part 9 – COVID Vaccines Are Here! WOW! .. but not so fast. I am hearing far too many people tell me, ‘Dr. Dina, the vaccine is coming, I am so eager to get rid of my mask and go to parties again.’ I am sorry, but there is a long way to go before we get there.
Part 8 – The COVID-19 pandemic continues. Yes, vaccines are near, but there’s a movement that says, ‘a vaccine is here and will save us all, throw away masks and don’t bother with social distancing…’ This is scary to me. Very worrisome indeed. More inside.
Tips and strategies to redirect our worries so that the whole family can stay healthy this winter season, both physically and mentally! The “FACE COVID” acronym is a great reminder of practical strategies we can use to respond to our emotions effectively.
Part 7 – The COVID-19 pandemic continues. If you want to be with other family or loved ones over the holidays, please, please, please isolate and quarantine for 14 days beforehand. This means each individual sees only those individuals, and NO OTHER PEOPLE, x 14 days. Unfortunately, daycare, school, and workplaces are exposures. Vaccine good news? There has been tons of news recently about the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. More inside…
Part 6 – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen. Many people I know literally only talk about COVID. Eat, sleep, and dream COVID. And that isn’t healthy. If you are feeling really down, really anxious, are having concerns about your safety or the safety of those around you, please, please, please, reach out for professional help.
Part 5 – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen, but the impact varies widely across communities. In this multi-part series I’m sharing my thoughts, with facts, on the current COVID-19 situation – check me out on Social for daily updates – I’m always at @drdinakulik on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Part 4 – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen. Many people I know literally only talk about COVID. Eat, sleep, and dream COVID. And that isn’t healthy. If you are feeling really down, really anxious, are having concerns about your safety or the safety of those around you, please, please, please, reach out for professional help.
Part 3 – My word for 2020 is PATIENCE. If we rush to go ‘back to normal’, we will have more cases. More people will get sick, and more people will die. Overwhelming the health care system will cost far more money than that gained by opening up more businesses.
Part 2 – Halloween approaches as The COVID-19 pandemic continues. I will say it again: MASKS PROTECT YOU AND THOSE AROUND YOU. Masks are not dangerous (except in very rare circumstances such as being unconscious, less than 2 years of age or unable to remove due to developmental challenges, etc.).