MyKidz Pediatric Clinic

MyKidz Pediatric Clinic Providing optimum health care for your infant, child, or adolescent. Short waiting time for consult
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MyKidz Pediatrics goal is to provide optimum health care for your infant, child, or adolescent by working with you to prevent disease and accidents, and to treat acute and chronic illnesses while simultaneously ensuring optimal growth and development.

While screen time is generally known to affect sleep, new research suggests that interactive engagement, such as texting...
01/20/2024

While screen time is generally known to affect sleep, new research suggests that interactive engagement, such as texting friends or playing video games, delays and reduces the time spent asleep to a greater extent than passive screen time, like watching television—especially for teens.

New research suggests that interactive engagement delays and reduces the time spent asleep to a greater extent than passive screen time.

Good sleep is vital for brain health and may reduce the risk of some neurological disorders, including autism spectrum d...
10/18/2023

Good sleep is vital for brain health and may reduce the risk of some neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer’s disease, according to research being presented at the 148th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association (ANA). https://shorturl.at/qEOV9

Good sleep not only helps people with neurological conditions but also may reduce the risk of developing them, new research finds.

Parents are prone to worry about their children getting either too little or too much sleep, but a new study reveals tha...
09/23/2023

Parents are prone to worry about their children getting either too little or too much sleep, but a new study reveals that some children are more efficient at consolidating information during sleep, so they nap less frequently. https://tinyurl.com/yhcph7j2

A new study reveals that some children are less efficient at consolidating information during sleep, so they nap more frequently.

If a teen’s sleep patterns are less than ideal, it can affect brain development and overall health. In addition to study...
06/28/2023

If a teen’s sleep patterns are less than ideal, it can affect brain development and overall health. In addition to studying underlying mechanisms linking sleep, the developing brain, and health in teens, Baker’s lab is also working to develop behavioral guidelines to help adolescents find healthier balances. https://rb.gy/9dg6v

Adolescence is a crucial time for developing healthy sleep patterns as it is for brain development, according to research.

Interesting article highlighting ways how sleep benefits your fitness and overall health.
05/20/2023

Interesting article highlighting ways how sleep benefits your fitness and overall health.

Even amateur gym-goers can maximize the benefits of exercise for their fitness and health by getting enough good sleep each night.

Interesting read. The ultimate goal is to improve their sleep quality and mental health and reduce their chance of devel...
04/17/2023

Interesting read. The ultimate goal is to improve their sleep quality and mental health and reduce their chance of developing dementia or Parkinson’s disease later in life.

New study results suggest that having regular bad dreams during childhood may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.

Scientists found that patients who reported sleeping less than six hours a night were 27% more likely to report an infec...
03/27/2023

Scientists found that patients who reported sleeping less than six hours a night were 27% more likely to report an infection, while patients sleeping more than nine hours were 44% more likely to report one. Less than six hours of sleep, or chronic insomnia, also raised the risk of needing an antibiotic to overcome an infection.

Sleep too much or too little, and you might get sick more, according to scientists who found sleep duration may be linked to infection risk.

Sleep may be the single biggest factor in maintaining a healthy brain and positive mental health. This is especially tru...
03/08/2023

Sleep may be the single biggest factor in maintaining a healthy brain and positive mental health. This is especially true if you are under the age of 20.

In terms of how a lack of sleep impacts brain function, the most prominent working theory is that when we are sleep deprived, it reduces the ability of neurons to communicate with each other.

Teens and young adults who are treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines such as Xanax, a medication commonly pre...
02/18/2023

Teens and young adults who are treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines such as Xanax, a medication commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia, may be at a higher risk of overdose, according to Rutgers researchers. https://bit.ly/3S46ygK

Teens and young adults who are treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines for insomnia may be at a higher risk of overdose

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) changes...
12/27/2022

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) changes the profiles of immune cells in the blood, leading to a unique cellular signature that can accurately detect obstructive sleep apnea in children.

Researchers have discovered how obstructive sleep apnea changes the profiles of immune cells in the blood.

Good read.  https://bit.ly/3CwyDXP
10/05/2022

Good read. https://bit.ly/3CwyDXP

Sleep health researchers shine light on some of the most common myths held by parents and caregivers about their adolescents’ sleep.

Good read.
09/14/2022

Good read.

While new parents are typically aware that babies need night-time care, the reality is often a cruel surprise.

Elementary school-age children who get less than nine hours of sleep per night have significant differences in certain b...
09/03/2022

Elementary school-age children who get less than nine hours of sleep per night have significant differences in certain brain regions responsible for memory, intelligence and well-being compared to those who get the recommended nine to 12 hours of sleep per night, according to a new study.

Research in the journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health looked at how a lack of sleep could alter the brains of children.

A child’s pediatrician is a key component to care, as they’re often the first stop for health concerns. Sleep specialist...
08/23/2022

A child’s pediatrician is a key component to care, as they’re often the first stop for health concerns. Sleep specialists can work in conjunction with primary care clinicians and maintain open communication.

The psychosocial effects of pediatric narcolepsy can have far-reaching consequences that are sometimes overlooked by sleep specialists.

Canadian Sleep Consultants is hiring! We are looking for a part-time or casual Registered Sleep technologist (RPSGT) to ...
08/03/2022

Canadian Sleep Consultants is hiring! We are looking for a part-time or casual Registered Sleep technologist (RPSGT) to join our growing team of sleep specialists. Availability to work evenings, weekdays or weekends to oversee Level 1 ( Sleep Lab) patients. Job posting below.

Canadian Sleep Consultants

Sleep happens in cycles. We start out awake, then fall into light sleep and then deep sleep, before moving into wakefuln...
07/16/2022

Sleep happens in cycles. We start out awake, then fall into light sleep and then deep sleep, before moving into wakefulness and so on. For adults, one of these cycles lasts around 90 minutes. For babies and children, it is around half this time. https://bit.ly/3P8mY5n

Most new parents will know the phrase “put your baby down when drowsy but awake.” But some parents may find this just doesn’t work.

06/16/2022

Canadian Sleep Consultants / MyKidz Pediatrics is looking for a full-time Medical Office Assistant for immediate hiring
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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center studied obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a large group of children and con...
02/12/2022

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center studied obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a large group of children and concluded that underweight children with OSA are more likely to have decreased height, tonsillar hypertrophy, and allergic rhinitis.
https://bit.ly/3HGmIqC

Screening underweight children for suspected OSA could be highly effective, say researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

MyKidz Pediatric Clinic will be closed for the holidays starting tomorrow, December 24th up to December 26th.We will res...
12/23/2021

MyKidz Pediatric Clinic will be closed for the holidays starting tomorrow, December 24th up to December 26th.

We will resume operations on December 27th (Monday).
Have a safe, happy and blessed Christmas!

“Consulting a sleep expert can be especially helpful and thorough because sleep medicine is the combination of four spec...
12/18/2021

“Consulting a sleep expert can be especially helpful and thorough because sleep medicine is the combination of four specialties: pulmonary (lungs), neurology (brain), psychiatry, and psychology,” says Walter Castro, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist. https://bit.ly/3lOl3Go

To help in wading through the confusion of myths and facts, here are five signs of poor sleep in children.

11/10/2021

Proud to impart knowledge and contribute to the growth of future physicians.
Thank you for the opportunity. University of Calgary's Cu***ng School of Medicine

“Children who displayed less positive facial expressions in response to pleasant images when sleep restricted were repor...
10/23/2021

“Children who displayed less positive facial expressions in response to pleasant images when sleep restricted were reported to have more social problems two years later, even when controlling for earlier social problems,” says University of Houston professor of psychology Candice Alfano, PhD,
https://bit.ly/3neTNAN

Do changes in children’s facial expressions of emotion after sleep restriction predict social problems concurrently and/or over time?

Less Sleep Linked to Higher Levels of StressThe researchers found a connection between the amount of sleep teenagers wer...
10/16/2021

Less Sleep Linked to Higher Levels of Stress
The researchers found a connection between the amount of sleep teenagers were getting before the pandemic and their level of perceived stress during the pandemic. https://bit.ly/3AloQzx

Changes to daily routines triggered by lockdowns allowed teenagers to follow their biological impulse to wake up and sleep later.

Children with migraines had less REM sleep as a percentage of their total sleep time than their healthy counterparts. Se...
10/13/2021

Children with migraines had less REM sleep as a percentage of their total sleep time than their healthy counterparts. See our Pediatric Neurologist if your child or young adult suffers from migraines or headaches. We also see pediatric patients with sleep issues. https://bit.ly/3DA6zAD

“We wanted to analyze recent research to get a clearer picture of how migraines affect people’s sleep patterns and the severity of their headaches."

Researchers at Children’s National Hospital have identified an association between early lower respiratory tract infecti...
09/18/2021

Researchers at Children’s National Hospital have identified an association between early lower respiratory tract infections and the development of OSA in children, according to a study
https://bit.ly/3luK4FS

Kids with a history of severe RSV bronchiolitis during early infancy had more than two-fold increased odds of developing OSA during the first 5 years of life.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR Pediatric Sleep Patients using  PHILIPS DREAMSTATION CPAP Devices. Philips has issued a recal...
06/16/2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR Pediatric Sleep Patients using PHILIPS DREAMSTATION CPAP Devices.

Philips has issued a recall in the United States, and a field safety notice for the rest of the world, for specific Philips bilevel positive airway pressure (bilevel PAP), CPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices to address identified potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam component in these devices. https://bit.ly/35u62B2

Philips has established a registration process that allows Patients, Users, or Caregivers​ to look up their device serial number and begin a claim if their purchased unit is affected.
At this time, this process is only available for Patients, Users, or Caregivers in the USA and Canada. More countries will be added shortly. Click on the link to register your device. https://philipssrcupdate.expertinquiry.com/

Further inquiries, call +1 877-907-7508

The recall addresses identified potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component in these devices.

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, reveals a significant connection between sleep troubl...
04/29/2021

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, reveals a significant connection between sleep troubles in pediatric autism patients and restless legs syndrome (RLS)
https://bit.ly/32Z6UfL

Sleep issues in children with autism are often written off as behavioral problems, but emerging science is unraveling a more complex picture.

“After sleep restriction, we observed changes in the way children experience, regulate, and express their emotions,” Can...
04/18/2021

“After sleep restriction, we observed changes in the way children experience, regulate, and express their emotions,” Candice Alfano, PhD, University of Houston professor of psychology and director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston says in a release. https://bit.ly/3euRIOu

Children with greater pre-existing anxiety symptoms showed the most dramatic alterations in emotional responding after sleep restriction.

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
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