Lead builds up in the body and is harmful to body tissues and enzymes. Lead poisoning causes serious health problems, including brain damage. Children who continually ingest small amounts of lead can be poisoned. They can become extremely ill, have permanent health effects or even die. Read more to learn about the symptoms, the treatments available, and prevention.
When you first see lightning, follow these safety tips immediately to prevent serious injuries.
Annually at The Montreal Children’s Hospital, we see over 2,500 children and adolescents with head injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Read more...
Learn the basic guidelines for treating traumatized teeth or traumatized surrounding tissues
They're young and inexperienced, but eager to learn and fit into the adult world, says Dr. Mark Zoccolillo, a psychiatrist in the adolescent medicine clinic at the MUHC. Teenagers also have a sense of invincibility and are highly susceptible to peer pressure.
The Emergency Department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees over 1,500 children and teens that have sustained injuries while playing organized sports, It's all great fun, fun but remember to always play safe.
Ice skating, skiing, snowboarding , snowmobiling and tobogganing are fun activities for a nice winter day. However, parents and children need to be aware of possible dangers associated with these winter activities.
Paintball is an extreme sport and is not one that is designed for children. This is because there is a big chance that they could sustain a serious trauma. Here are a few recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics
The oral cavity is an amazing, complex and important part of the body: it helps you smile (remember the first smile of a baby!), speak, and taste. It acts as a defense against environmental attacks. It also often gives the first warning sign of an underlying medical problem. Read more...