Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

By third grade, your child's warm and fuzzy progress report will likely give way to the cold, hard letter-grade report card. A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.

Conditions and illnesses

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) is one of the most common non-traumatic eye complaints seen in emergency rooms.

Conditions and illnesses

Screen for cardiac disease before treatment

Conditions and illnesses

Early intervention can prevent serious illness

Conditions and illnesses

Watch for infants who cross the line to GERD

Conditions and illnesses

Rotavirus is epidemic in daycares

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.
Conditions and illnesses

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

Conditions and illnesses

Making the decision to donate your organs and tissue is a very important and generous gift. Children who have undergone organ transplantation get a very special second chance to lead healthy and productive lives, allowing them to return to their friends, families and communities.

Conditions and illnesses

Sexting is a recent phenomenon fuelled by the tremendous advances in technology and young adolescents are sending sexually explicit photos of themselves over the net to selected friends.

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