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 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.
They're young and inexperienced, but eager to learn and fit into the adult world, says Dr. Mark Zoccolillo, a psychiatrist in the adolescent medicine clinic at the MUHC. Teenagers also have a sense of invincibility and are highly susceptible to peer pressure.
Bone marrow is a blood-like substance found inside our bones. It’s important because of its role in making all kinds of blood cells: red blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that fight infections and platelets that help blood clot.