Conditions and illnesses
Children often complain of a “tummy ache.” This is pain in the stomach or intestinal area, also called the abdomen. Abdominal pain is very common in children, and in many cases there’s no serious cause. But stomach pain can sometimes point to a serious problem, such as appendicitis, so it is important to know when to seek help.
It's a fact of teenage life: When puberty hits, acne often does, too...Useful tips.
Where do I have to go to ask for my child's medical records? Can my teen ask for it? What information do we need to provide when we do the request?
Children, including teens, are most vulnerable when it comes to cannabis and its effects and can become very ill following its ingestion. Younger children are more susceptible to poisoning because of their smaller size. Cannabis products, especially edibles, are particularly enticing to young children and must be locked out of sight and out of reach. If ingestion is suspected, please seek urgent medical attention.
If you choose to have cannabis in your home, follow these safety tips to ensure children are not accidentally exposed to the drug:
ADHD is a real disorder, stemming from a lack of neurotransmitters in those areas of the frontal lobe that help us focus on the task at hand.
Talking about menstruation early is a good idea. Girls get their first period as early as eight years old and as late as 15, although the average is around 12.
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.
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.