If your child has a broken tooth, please refer to the following guidelines.
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.
The statistics are sad and frightening: in Canada, suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds.
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.
Anne Bossy, nurse from the Insulin Pump Centre, gives you her advice.
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?
The pediatrist said that you child has Undescended Testicle? What does he mean?
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.