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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.
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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.
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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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It's a fact of teenage life: When puberty hits, acne often does, too...Useful tips.

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In most cases of amblyopia, the brain ignores signals coming from one eye. Over time, the brain gets used to working only with the other eye. The eye that’s being ignored doesn’t develop normal vision. Making the brain use both eyes and getting the eyes to work as a team becomes harder as your child grows. Treatment may not work at all after age 10. So amblyopia must be treated as soon as possible.

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Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. It affects 7 percent of Americans and is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Young people between ages 11 and 20 are most often affected. Most cases occur in the winter months between October and May. A child, especially a boy, may have a greater risk for appendicitis if someone else in the family had it.

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Screen for cardiac disease before treatment

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For children with asthma, the cold and flu season can be especially difficult, since both colds and the flu can make asthma symptoms worse.

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