Conditions and illnesses
Serving up facts that can save your child's life
MCH specialists help children with asthma live normal lives
The books are bought; the shoes are shined; and the lunches are packed - your children are ready for school. Or are they? When was the last time their vision and hearing was checked?
MCH offers a helping hand on that road to wellness
It's after 5 p.m. and your child is entering the eighth hour of a fever, accompanied by a runny nose, clammy skin and a bucket-full of tears. As a parent you are naturally concerned and decide to seek medical advice. But where do you go - the local doctor, CLSC or hospital Emergency Room?
Scoliosis is a problem that makes the spine curve and twist from side to side. It is most often found in girls in their early teens. But boys can have it, too.
Having scoliosis means that your spine (backbone) curves and twist from side to side instead of growing straight. This can be treated.
Viral respiratory illnesses include colds, flu, and RSV. What to do?
Bulimia nervosa is a disorder in which food intake gets out of control. Having this eating disorder is nothing to be ashamed of. Talk to your doctor or another person you trust. You may find it’s a relief just to tell someone. Your doctor can also suggest treatments that may help.
Depression in the young can be difficult to diagnose. Here are some cues, if you think your child is depressed.