Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

Approximately six out of 1000 newborns are born with hearing loss, and one in 10 children will develop a hearing problem sometime during childhood. Some problems are temporary, and some problems are permanent.

There are numerous causes of hearing loss in infancy. Some examples include a family history of hearing loss, low birth weight, complications after birth, or ear infections.

By identifying hearing impaired children at a very young age, health professionals can intervene faster to ensure they can communicate well with other people.

Conditions and illnesses
Trauma

Choking, suffocation, and strangulation cause serious unintentional injuries. The majority of these injuries occur in the home environment. Parents can use the following tips to prevent these injuries from happening.

Trauma

A button battery is the small lithium round battery found in watches, hearing aids, remote car starters, toys, musical books, LED flashlights and more. The batteries are shiny, round and enticing to young children who may stick them in their nose, ears or mouth. This is extremely dangerous. If the lithium battery is swallowed, it erodes and causes serious tissue damage. Immediate medical attention is vital.

Conditions and illnesses

This document is designed to help healthcare professionals guide those speaking to children about COVID-19. The following are considerations to communicate in guiding parents and caretakers in conversations on the pandemic. 

Conditions and illnesses

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

Conditions and illnesses

Fever is common in children but is not necessarily harmful, nor is it always evidence of a serious illness. Fever is a sign that the body’s inflammatory response has been turned on. 

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