Maladies et problèmes de santé

Trauma
Some safety hazards apply to all children. But many problems are especially dangerous for children at a particular age or stage of development.
Conditions and illnesses

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) affects 1 in 1,000 Canadian children making it one of the most common childhood diseases. However, its existence is not well known. The Rheumatology team at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC is working to dispel the following myths about JIA.

Conditions and illnesses

For most people, childhood is fondly looked upon as a time of no worries and carefree days. But behind the façade of youth, stress can be lurking.

Conditions and illnesses

Keeping children safe and healthy is a main concern as we watch them cut new teeth, hit growth spurts, and struggle through adolescence into adulthood.

Conditions and illnesses

Although youngsters do not develop as many urinary tract infections (UTIs) as adults, the condition is not uncommon in children. An estimated 3 percent of girls and 1 percent of boys have had a UTI by age 11. Some researchers believe these estimates are low because many cases of UTIs go undetected. Recognizing and promptly treating a child's UTI is essential because, if left untreated, the infection can lead to serious kidney problems.

Trauma

Choking occurs when food or a small object blocks the airway. If the airway is completely blocked, oxygen can't reach the lungs, and brain damage or death can result. This is an extreme medical emergency. Knowing what to do can help save your baby's life. Read more...

Conditions and illnesses
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

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
Conditions and illnesses

A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abuse by teenagers searching for a cheap, easy high.


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