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When a child develops progressive, chronic kidney disease that results in endstage renal failure (ESRD)—a condition in which the kidneys function at a fraction of their capacity—the only treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant.
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Kidney transplantation offers the best treatment for a child diagnosed with severe (permanent) kidney failure.
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A: There are many factors to think about when considering organ donation, both for the person receiving the graft and the person donating a kidney.
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False. Kidney disease takes many different forms and may lead to kidney failure. Although there are ways to treat people with kidney failure—namely dialysis or kidney transplant—these treatments are not actual cures for kidney disease.
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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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Do you really need them?

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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.

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Anne Bossy, nurse from the Insulin Pump Centre, gives you her advice.

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The books are bought; the shoes are shined; and the lunches are packed - your children are ready for school. Or are they? When was the last time their vision and hearing was checked?

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