Latest Kid’s Health Topics from the Clinic.
Today Dr Megs blogs about a common infection with a bad reputation. Glandular Fever or “infectious mononucleosis.” This awful condition is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus – come and find out how to know if your child has it, and how to prevent it.
In this stinky topic, Dr Megs takes a look at the very undesirable behaviour known as “poo-smearing” (otherwise known as Scatolia). If you are a parent who has a child who does this (or knows someone who does) – you want to read this article or at least pass it on.
Good evening everyone!! It is yet again late Monday night and I have not written a medical blog post for the week (*face palm*). Sorry! In my defence, I’ve had a bit of a rough old week, with many sad anniversaries (5 in total) for me in the last 7-8 days. It was...
Is it important to see your doctor when your child is misbehaving? What role does your paediatrician have to play in diagnosing and managing challenging behaviours in children? Dr Megs discusses this briefly today…
Our resident GP (and super mum) Dr Katie, has welcomed baby number 3 to her fold recently – CONGRATULATIONS DR KATIE!!
Today she blogs about WHOOPING COUGH – a potentially fatal, but vaccine preventable condition in kids (and adults)
G'day all!! So these last few weeks have been super-crazy busy, and I have been running very thin on time to write new blog posts. Today, I thought I’d whip up something really quick around an article I posted a link to a couple of weeks back about the MMR vaccination...
Our resident paediatric physiotherapist, Lisa posts her first ever blog today today and gives us a physio’s perspective on the management of flattened head shape in children. Great article Lisa!!
Following on from last week, today we take a look at medication used to treat anxiety (and depression) in children. How does it work? What are the side effects? How long do children have to stay on it? Dr Megs tries to cover all of these commonly asked questions for parents in this article.
Dr Megs herself is back this week with an article about anxiety. To add to articles already written by our psychologist Dr Jenni, Dr Megs looks at what role your paediatrician plays in helping to manage your child’s anxiety.
HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH disease, the condition dreaded by all preschool/kindy/day-care parents and long suffered by kids. Dr Katie, our resident blog GP tells us all we need to know about this common and uncomfortable condition.
The 2019 school year is only weeks away, and for some children separating from their mum or dad at drop off time can cause a little, dark worry cloud to gather over their heads. Here Dr Jenni paediatric psychologist talks us through what anxiety is, what it looks like, and practical ways we can help children to cope with it.
In this very informative article, our resident GP Dr Katie goes through the ins-and-outs of CHICKEN POX . What you need to know about the disease, how we treat it and prevent it. Given the recent outbreak of chicken pox in Brisbane, this is an article you don’t want to miss!!
As always, it’s been a busy last couple of months on the work front for me. Biggest news is that I have submitted what I hope to be my last ever assignments, and my lecturer has just emailed me to let me know that I passed both! WOOT! WOOT! Crack...
Author: Dr. Jenni Silva Clinical Psychologist at Brilliant Minds Psychology What If I told you that IQ / cognitive ability or talent is not the main factor that determines success? And, in fact it is perseverance or grit? Did you know that grittier teens...
Well folks, today we are here to talk about every parents’ favourite topic… Poo! Nothing says new parent like an obsession with all that comes out of their baby’s rear end. If you have yet to welcome a little one you might well think that I am kidding. During those...
Time management and abilities in organisation and planning are often skills that are lacking in young people with ADHD… in this blog, Dr Megs talks about practical ways we can help kids with improving these skills in day-to-day life.
Today Dr Megs blogs about a much requested topic: “Ways to help children with dyslexia.” This article is long – BUT hopefully TEACHERS and PARENTS alike will find helpful hints to support the little person in their life who has dyslexia (otherwise known as “Specific Learning Disability in reading”).
Dr Katie (general practitioner) blogs today about the unfortunate resurgence of measles in Australia over recent years. She tells us all about why this has happened, what to look for if you think your child has measles and most importantly, what to do about it.
The second article in the series about Childhood Trauma, Dr Megs discusses how trauma can present in children of different ages, and then how parents and carers can help their young person to deal with their big feelings.
In this week’s blog article, Dr Megs gives us an introduction to childhood trauma. What is it? How does it happen?