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Conditions and illnesses

Fever is common in children but is not necessarily harmful, nor is it always evidence of a serious illness. Fever is a sign that the body’s inflammatory response has been turned on. 

Conditions and illnesses

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

Conditions and illnesses

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

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All of us, from time to time, have experienced moments in which a little voice inside our head manages to put us down and make us feel less than perfect. For individuals who have eating disorders, that voice is repetitive and all consuming.
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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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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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Read more to learn how to care for your child following day surgery.

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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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Avian Flu, what you should know.

Conditions and illnesses

Where do I have to go to ask for my child's medical records? Can my teen ask for it? What information do we need to provide when we do the request?

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