Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

Last year we had an outbreak of measles in Quebec. Although measles had been eradicated, 760 cases surfaced. It was thought to have sparked from a general distrust of immunization. Yet, I would maintain that immunization—along with clean air, clean water, and good housing—has done more to save lives than anything else that doctors have ever done.

Conditions and illnesses

A few tips to protect your child from dehydration during heat waves.

Conditions and illnesses

Some brands call themselves ‘sun tan lotion’, others say they are ‘sweatproof’, ‘waterproof’, or that they can be sprayed on while your child is wet…but can we really trust all these statements? What kind of sunscreen works best to protect your child and your family?

Conditions and illnesses

The good, the bad and the ugly of social networking

Conditions and illnesses

Man, it’s been a hot summer, and it’s not over yet. Even those glowing summer revellers who insist, “The hotter the better!” seem to be wilting in a puddle of perspiration, crankiness and lethargy.

Conditions and illnesses

The impact of a cancer diagnosis can reach far beyond the patient. It has a ripple effect on all family members – from the oldest to the youngest.

Conditions and illnesses

Germ warfare is a never-ending battle on the home front.

Conditions and illnesses

Nearly everyone – young and old alike – has at least some aversion to needles. When that fear becomes so intense that it prevents patients from receiving necessary immunizations, injections or blood tests, then it’s known as needle phobia.

Conditions and illnesses

Our immune system, a network of cells, tissues and organs, plays an important role in keeping us well.

Conditions and illnesses

Your child’s doctor has just prescribed eye drops for your youngster. Yes, this is prescription medication – and with it goes a number of responsibilities for you as a caring parent.

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