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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. 

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When your child isn’t well, it’s completely natural to look for solutions, answers and reassurance promptly. The Internet is often the go-to destination for finding that info.
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When the time comes to talk about a child’s vaccination schedule, many parents have questions about the risks associated with immunization. Some people worry that vaccines can cause health problems, or are sceptical about the benefits vaccination can bring to their child’s health.
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The Canadian Cancer Society designates September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a time to educate the public about pediatric cancers.
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Depression in children and teenagers can be very debilitating and can have a lifelong impact.
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Most kids, at one time or another in their childhood or adolescence, will need to take prescription medication to help treat symptoms of a condition or illness. As a parent, you’re the one who has to make sure that—as the old song goes—“the medicine goes down.”
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Dr. Caroline Quach answers your questions
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Body image is a struggle for any average teenager, but when concerns about appearance, dieting, exercise and weight loss become all-consuming, they can lead to the development of eating disorders.
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“When negative thoughts about body image get so overwhelming and distressing that they interfere with a child’s or teen’s daily functioning, that should be a red flag that something more is going on,” says Dr. Holly Agostino, a specialist in Adolescent Medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
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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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