Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

All those aunts and uncles who don’t see your little darling every day will often exclaim: “My, how you’ve grown!” But you should take that oft-repeated exclamation a step further and turn it into a key question: “How have you grown?”

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By age six, your “chip off the old block” is indeed on the way to becoming a mini-block himself or herself. But six year olds are not miniature adults.

Conditions and illnesses

Approximately six out of 1000 newborns are born with hearing loss, and one in 10 children will develop a hearing problem sometime during childhood. Some problems are temporary, and some problems are permanent.

There are numerous causes of hearing loss in infancy. Some examples include a family history of hearing loss, low birth weight, complications after birth, or ear infections.

By identifying hearing impaired children at a very young age, health professionals can intervene faster to ensure they can communicate well with other people.

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For the approximately 10 to 15 percent of teenagers who live with chronic or complicated health conditions, the excitement of celebrating their 18th birthday might also be mixed with worries about making the transition to adult care.

Conditions and illnesses

Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a Canadian Paediatric Society program to help pediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals promote physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy choices.

Conditions and illnesses
If your child has ever had trouble sleeping, you’ve probably lived first-hand what researchers have proven: when a child doesn’t get enough sleep they can develop problems with behaviour, attention, learning or memory.
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That’s a question that many parents ask from time to time. Insomnia is a disorder in which a person has a hard time falling asleep or has difficulty staying asleep.
Conditions and illnesses
If you think about all the important things you do to ensure your child’s healthy development, does reading ever make it on to your list? It should.
Conditions and illnesses
Your son is one of many teens who are making the decision to become a vegetarian. People who choose vegetarian diets do so for any number of reasons, whether it’s a desire to get more of their nutrition from plant-based foods or a concern for animal welfare. Following a vegetarian diet is easier than it used to be. And with the growing availability of foods from other cultures, vegetarian diets have become a lot more interesting too.

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