Kids Health Blog with
Dr. Dina Kulik

Join Dr. Dina in her quest to providing great quality ‘kids health” information for parents, teens, and kids. Dr. Dina and her team of over 30 health practitioners share their knowledge with new content posted regularly.

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Kids Health Blog

with Dr. Dina Kulik

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Mental Health In Kids. What Does It Mean For Your Child?

Mental Health In Kids. What Does It Mean For Your Child?

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?.”

Can we throw away our masks now?

Can we throw away our masks now?

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.

Children’s Mental Health – Signs of Mental Illness

Children’s Mental Health – Signs of Mental Illness

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.

What is virtual healthcare?

What is virtual healthcare?

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.

5 Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

5 Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

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.

Stress and Anxiety and COVID During The Holidays

Stress and Anxiety and COVID During The Holidays

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…

Do masks really prevent the spread of infection?

Do masks really prevent the spread of infection?

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.

How Are We Doing – Part V

How Are We Doing – Part V

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.

How Are We Doing – Part IV

How Are We Doing – Part IV

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.

How Are We Doing – Part III

How Are We Doing – Part III

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.

How Are We Doing – Part II

How Are We Doing – Part II

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.).

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