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Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Doctor, mom of five and founder of Tips From Town.

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What You Need to Know About Gastroenteritis

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Kids and adults are dropping like flies, and it seems everyone has a nagging nausea that won’t go away. First if all, there is no such thing as the stomach flu, but everyone will know what you mean. Doctors call it gastroenteritis. What Causes Gastroenteritis? […]

Holidays — I’m not ready and it’s not MY fault

There are a few people I blame for my stress. Want to know who's fault it is?

Need to Get Their Heads Checked?

Can We Get Rid of Lice…Quickly?! According to lice expert, Lena Gorelik of Lice Free Noggins, “Unfortunately, no. There are no shortcuts to treating head lice. Buy a professional grade nit comb and comb hair meticulously. And a conscientious follow-up is a must.You have to comb meticulously using a professional stainless steel nit comb and a non-toxic, pesticide-free product. If you choose to go […]

Thanksgiving Dishes the Kids Will Love

It is the best family holiday, so don't forget to feed the kids.

Vaping 101

Why, oh why, does there always have to be something new to worry about?!? What the hell is vaping and why does it seem everyone is doing it? It all started with the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2007. Now, there are several different types of vaping devices, including MODS or advanced personal vaporizers and vape pens. […]

Preschool … a.k.a. Petri dish

Should you send a snotty preschooler into the classroom? When should you keep him home? Read more here.

Should You Try CBD Oil?

CBD oil is making headlines. THC is the most widely known compound in marijuana, but the plant also contains a compound called cannabidiol (CBD.) It is found in higher concentrations in the hemp plant. Similar to a marijuana plant in its bio-makeup, hemp contains low levels of THC which is the compound from which you get […]

Should You Change Your Style in Your Forties?

Some tips for looking great into the next decade.

Hey Dads, Here’s a Tip for Better Sex.

I volunteered to be class parent–which everyone calls “class mom” even though it is a gender non-specific position. The coordinators kindly sent me a list of the kids in my daughter’s class with emails in an excel spreadsheet, which is hugely helpful. The school has access to father’s emails as well as moms, but only mothers are […]

Why My Husband is a Better Dance Mom than Me

This past weekend was my daughter’s dance recital. She was in three out of four shows, and some kids were in all four, performing in as many as ten numbers. That’s a lot of dancing. Confession: I am the world’s worst dance mom. It takes me by surprise every year, and inevitably I find myself racing to the […]