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The Most Dangerous Game: Young Athletes Taking Energy Boosters

Boost or bust? Credit: Getty Images
When an 11-year-old patient developed an irregular heartbeat after eating what he told me was "candy" before a soccer game, it occurred to me that there might be something else at play here.
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Children are being exposed to exceptionally high levels of stimulants, all in an attempt to improve performance.

Potato Pancakes Recipe for Any Occasion

It's the food synonymous with weekends and sleep-in days - hot fluffy pancakes. Want to make your favourite Sunday dish healthier by adding vegetables? Now you can with these delicious potato pancakes. Potatoes make a great start to the day a...

Do Your Kids Need More Energy? Try Chickpeas

Packed with protein and cheap, chickpeas are a great addition to any family meal. Also known as garbanzo beans, Canadian chick peas are grown in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This edible legume comes in two main forms: Desi and Kabuli. The...

Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep o...

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