Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses
Most children become very talkative as they develop language skills in early childhood. Some kids will even repeat certain syllables and words as they speak. But does this mean they have a stuttering problem?
Conditions and illnesses

Because of their urge to move, children spend a lot of time outside, where they are exposed to the sun.

Conditions and illnesses

Every parent wants to know the magical formula for ensuring the child has a great first flight. While there is no sure-fire way to eliminate any crying whatsoever, here are some tips and tricks to get you from takeoff to landing.

Trauma

Young children often put small objects, such as marbles, pins, or coins, in their mouth. These objects may then be swallowed. Although this can be frightening, it is not always cause for concern. Read more...

Conditions and illnesses

You have questions on Swine Flu? Here are some answers and information sources.

Conditions and illnesses

Intensive treatment is rarely required

by Richard Haber, MD
 
An 18-month-old child wakes from her nap with a very hoarse cough and difficulty breathing. On examination, you note a runny nose and a slight fever of 38.8º C. The respiratory rate is 32 breaths/min and the skin colour is good. She makes a harsh sound on inspiration and her cry is slightly hoarse. Both parents have colds. You make the correct diagnosis of croup or laryngotracheobronchitis.
Trauma

An adolescent athlete can never stretch or study too much.Read more to lean about the importance of stretching.

Conditions and illnesses

How to cope with an aching teen

Children and Anxiety
Some types of anxiety are normal in childhood, such as anxiety in the presence of a stranger; separation anxiety, which occurs between 18 months and 3 years of age; fear of monsters, which appears around 4 to 6 years; and phobias (irrational fears of objects or situations), which are common and disappear on their own.

Conditions and illnesses

One day you realize that the little boy who played with miniature cars is asking you if he can get a driver’s licence – or the little girl who played with dolls wants you to meet her boyfriend. It’s a fact that your child is becoming a teenager! Here is some helpful advice to help you get through this important, yet sometimes difficult stage of life.

Conditions and illnesses

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