Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses
Your child does not speak fluently. You have heard him stutter. Your child seems to speak too quickly and has lots to say. When he talks, you hear him repeating some phrases, words or syllables several times or blocking on a sound or adding some “fillers”.

Examples:
  • I have, I have, I have a new game.
  • I, I, I want . . .
  • Mmmmommy, ...
  • Uh, uh, um, I was...
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?
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Because of their urge to move, children spend a lot of time outside, where they are exposed to the sun.

Conditions and illnesses

Summer virtually arrives overnight in Montreal. One minute we’re shovelling the snow from our driveways, the next we are digging through our summer wardrobes. Unfortunately too few of us reach for the summer essentials—a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. According to countless sun awareness campaigns, these three items are the key to reducing your risk of melanoma--the most deadly form of skin cancer.

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Cancer is not just one disease but many different diseases. What all cancers have in common though is they cause the development of abnormal cells in the body that can grow and take over normal, healthy tissue. There are a number of treatments that exist for both adults and children with cancer, and treatment plans may include any or all of the following: 

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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.

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.
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.

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