Maladies et problèmes de santé

Trauma
It’s hard to imagine forgetting a child in the backseat of a car on a sunny, scorching 30 degree afternoon. But every year, there’s news of a child being left in a car, where the heat rose to dangerous, sweltering temperatures.Sadly, this tragic turn of events can happen to any parent or caregiver who has a temporary lapse of attention or disruption of a daily routine.
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Each year, the MCH Trauma Centre sees approximately 20 patients who sustained serious injuries while riding on ATVs. The injuries include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dental and facial trauma, abdominal trauma, and multiple fractures. 

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A child’s bones heal in the same way an adult’s bones do. But since a child’s bones are still growing, there are a few special concerns. Read more...

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A broken jaw is medically known as a jaw fracture. Read on to learn more about this type of injury and its treatment.

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The Emergency Department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees approximately 40 children each year with injuries related to the use of bunk beds. Read more to learn how to prevent bunk bed injury.

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Here are a few safety tips about car seats according to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and other useful information

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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...

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Cuts and scrapes occur when one or more layers of skin are torn or scraped off. This happens so often that it may seem unimportant. However, scrapes and abrasions should be treated to reduce the chance of infection or scarring. Read on to learn how to treat these types of injuries.

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The discharge package following an ankle sprain is available on-line. You can download the PDF documents and print them, just click on the link to access the PDF files of the following documents.

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Don’t forget to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors. 

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