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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Every parent knows the excitement of bringing a newborn baby home from the hospital. But that excitement can also be mixed with anxiety over how to make sure their baby is safe and secure at all times.

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As a parent of a young child, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing who will care for your child while you’re at work. Here’s how to get started.

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Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a Canadian Paediatric Society program to help pediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals promote physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy choices.

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ADHD is a real disorder, stemming from a lack of neurotransmitters in those areas of the frontal lobe that help us focus on the task at hand.

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Talking about menstruation early is a good idea. Girls get their first period as early as eight years old and as late as 15, although the average is around 12.

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