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The statistics are sad and frightening: in Canada, suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds.

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Anxiety, depression, stress, self-injury, suicide… these are not words that we like to associate with young people. In this issue, we have a number of articles that focus on these emotional difficulties, which unfortunately are not limited to the adults among us.

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A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abuse by teenagers searching for a cheap, easy high.


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Your child is scheduled to undergo a cardiac catheterization (heart cath) in the near future. Although your cardiologist has explained the benefits and risks of this procedure to you, you probably still have some questions.

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The growth chart is a part of the physical exam in pediatrics and a powerful tool that can sensitively detect disease states.

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From newborns up, assess sight at every well-child visit

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The impact of a cancer diagnosis can reach far beyond the patient. It has a ripple effect on all family members – from the oldest to the youngest.

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Every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school and in their own community but for many children, bullying is a reality that threatens that basic right.

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Depression in children and teenagers can be very debilitating and can have a lifelong impact.
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“When negative thoughts about body image get so overwhelming and distressing that they interfere with a child’s or teen’s daily functioning, that should be a red flag that something more is going on,” says Dr. Holly Agostino, a specialist in Adolescent Medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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