Maladies et problèmes de santé
Last year we had an outbreak of measles in Quebec. Although measles had been eradicated, 760 cases surfaced. It was thought to have sparked from a general distrust of immunization. Yet, I would maintain that immunization—along with clean air, clean water, and good housing—has done more to save lives than anything else that doctors have ever done.
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.
Prevention for heat stroke in children is important when the temperature rises in the summer months. As a parent, there are many things you can do to help keep your kids happy and healthy, even during a heat wave.
The car is packed and you’re ready to embark on a great family adventure. As you see the city buildings getting smaller in your rear-view mirror, the stress ebbs away. Then you hear the dreaded words, “my tummy doesn’t feel well”.
Camping is a great activity to get the family outdoors and enjoy nature. However, we must share this space with other critters, including pesky mosquitoes, black flies and ticks. Insect repellant will go a long way in discouraging these insects from dining on your children.
There are many reasons why children should be screened for hearing impairment, such as congenital hearing loss (newborns), recurrent ear infections in babies, and language delays in children. Conducting hearing tests in the above groups of children is one of the main challenges facing pediatric audiologists, and it’s no easy task!
Have you ever noticed that your child’s voice is sometimes hoarse, not clear, or weak? Does your child even “lose” his or her voice on occasion?
For most people, childhood is fondly looked upon as a time of no worries and carefree days. But behind the façade of youth, stress can be lurking.
How much fighting and arguing is normal?
The death of a loved one is difficult for anyone. But for children, such a loss can be devastating.