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Article published on Jan 30, 2018

You Can Prevent Influenza Infection

I am worried about the recent outbreak of influenza across Canada. Our five-year-old son has severe asthma; he was hospitalized twice last year. All of us got the flu shot in November. Our son goes to kindergarten. Is there anything more that we can do to prevent him from getting sick with this flu? Read More

Article published on Dec 30, 2014

Important To Get Influenza Vaccine

I am looking after my eighty-year-old grandmother. She has diabetes, but otherwise she is very healthy. She has received the flu shot last month, but I am debating about it. I heard this year’s vaccine may not be as effective as it should be. I wonder whether it is worthwhile for me to get it... Read More

Article published on Oct 28, 2014

Enterovirus D68 Can Make Children Very Sick

I have been hearing terrifying news about an Enterovirus that makes children very sick. I have two sons, and both of them have asthma. They are not too bad most of the time; but when they get sick, they often get very sick, and end up in emergency room. Both of them have been hospitalized... Read More

Article published on Apr 29, 2014

Don’t Over-Sanitize Your Home

I am pregnant with our first baby. I want to do everything right, and I am terrified of germs. My sister keeps her house extremely clean; she uses Lysol spray on every surface and she cleans the doorknobs many times a day. There is antiseptic soap and hand sanitizers everywhere. In spite of this, her... Read More

Article published on Jul 12, 2011

Protect Premature Baby From Pertussis And Influenze

Our first grandson was born a couple of weeks ago. He was born almost one month before the due date. Although he is small, he has done very well. He was in the incubator for a few days, and it took him a while to start breast feeding. He should be coming home fairly soon.... Read More