Conditions and illnesses
Pedestrians, motorists, passengers and cyclists must know and respect all safety rules of the road. We share the road and we share the responsibility of ensuring everyone’s safety. Municipalities and the police also play a role in ensuring a safe environment. Read on to learn about more road safety.
Teen drivers have the highest injury and fatality rates of any age group.
If you're the parent of a young driver, you can help protect your teenager by learning about the problem and taking steps to decrease your teenager’s risk of dying in a car crash.
Most unintentional childhood poisoning occurs in the home. Children are very curious by nature so all poisonous products should be kept out of reach of your child. Here are a few important prevention tips.
Many people do not realize the potential hazards of power equipment such as lawnmowers.
Temperatures below the freezing point can be dangerous for children. Skin that is not properly covered or protected can freeze quickly. Children are at greater risk for getting frostbite because they lose heat from their skin faster than adults do. Read on to learn how to prevent or treat frosbite.
In Canada, falls are the leading cause of injury in young children. Older children are most likely to fall on the playground; however, younger children are most likely to fall in and around the home. Here are a few prevention tips.
Toys are a source of fun and learning. The right toys can help children develop imagination and coordination. The wrong ones can do more harm than good. Read more...
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.
Here are a few recommendations to make sure your child won't have an injury related to the windows or blind cords.
The Emergency Department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees more than 750 children and teens a year due to injuries caused by wheeled sports and activities. Find out how to avoid these types of injuries.