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.
Do you really need them?
Although youngsters do not develop as many urinary tract infections (UTIs) as adults, the condition is not uncommon in children. An estimated 3 percent of girls and 1 percent of boys have had a UTI by age 11. Some researchers believe these estimates are low because many cases of UTIs go undetected. Recognizing and promptly treating a child's UTI is essential because, if left untreated, the infection can lead to serious kidney problems.
Your child needs to have an operation? You have plenty of questions about how he will be put to sleep? Here are some answers that could help you.
In North America, approximately 5% of children and 1-2% of adults have allergies to food.
The growth chart is a part of the physical exam in pediatrics and a powerful tool that can sensitively detect disease states.
From newborns up, assess sight at every well-child visit
The Canadian Cancer Society designates September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a time to educate the public about pediatric cancers.
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.
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.