Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

MCH offers a helping hand on that road to wellness

Conditions and illnesses

Roseola is a viral illness that appears as a pink rash. It is very contagious and is characterized by a high fever that ends drastically once the rash appears.

Conditions and illnesses

Ten percent of all women in the reproductive age group lack antibodies to protect against the rubella infection. According to the team from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, rubella is a mild and harmless illness in healthy people, but it can have devastating effects on the developing fetus if contracted by a susceptible, pregnant woman.

Conditions and illnesses

The Canadian Cancer Society designates September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a time to educate the public about pediatric cancers.

Conditions and illnesses

Today’s teenagers lead a very fast-paced lifestyle. Between school, extra-curricular activities, part-time jobs, socializing with friends and keeping up with Facebook, Twitter and the like, it’s no wonder they are exhausted in the morning.

Conditions and illnesses

Develop a battle plan against the flu this year. Know what you will be up against, get the facts on prevention, learn tips for a quick recovery, and find out when it is appropriate to seek further medical attention.

Conditions and illnesses

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: 

Conditions and illnesses

Resist the temptation to prescribe

Conditions and illnesses
Most kids, at one time or another in their childhood or adolescence, will need to take prescription medication to help treat symptoms of a condition or illness. As a parent, you’re the one who has to make sure that—as the old song goes—“the medicine goes down.”

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