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Conditions and illnesses

As a parent, you are an important teacher of health care and health information for your child. Here are 11 recommendations to help you succeed at this important job.

Conditions and illnesses
Epilepsy comes from a Greek word meaning 'possession.' The Greeks believed seizures were caused by demons, and regarded them as a supernatural phenomenon. The true nature of epilepsy has long been distorted by myth and fear, and people continue to hold mistaken notions about the disorder.
Conditions and illnesses

Have a look at these practical suggestions to make sure you’re helping your child develop good eating habits.

Conditions and illnesses

Most people have likely considered donating an organ but trying to separate fact from fiction about organ donation can cause people to put off their decision for another day.

Conditions and illnesses

You’ve made it off the plane and into your hotel room, and now the real adventure begins. Before your family heads down to the buffet table or jumps into the ocean, consider the following tips and extra precautions to safeguard your and your children’s health.

Trauma
You wouldn't think of not having a car safety seat for your infant or toddler, but are you using it the right way?
Conditions and illnesses
Kidneys aren't organs you think about very often, but they are vital to our survival, because they filter waste, extra fluid and salt from the body. When the kidneys stop working properly (known as kidney failure or kidney “injury”), the person may need acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) dialysis and kidney transplantation.
Conditions and illnesses

In Canada, your provincial health insurance plan looks after your hospital and medical expenses. But, once you travel outside of Canada or even outside of your home province, coverage under the provincial plan is limited, and only a fraction of expenses may be covered. The good news is that the difference can be made up by travel health insurance.

Conditions and illnesses
When we hear the word arthritis, many of us think of adult or elderly patients with joint pain and stiffness. But did you know that arthritis is a condition that affects about one in 1,000 children and teenagers in Canada—a total of 10,000 young people?

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