Conditions and illnesses
The Montreal Children's Hospital helps teens wise up about healthy eating
A picky eater can be frustrating, but it also raises concerns for the parent about whether the child is getting enough daily nutrients.
Although youngsters do not develop as many urinary tract infections (UTIs) as adults, the condition is not uncommon in children. An estimated 3 percent of girls and 1 percent of boys have had a UTI by age 11. Some researchers believe these estimates are low because many cases of UTIs go undetected. Recognizing and promptly treating a child's UTI is essential because, if left untreated, the infection can lead to serious kidney problems.
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Parents have an important role to play in the physical and psychological development of their child. It’s important to have information on eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
The statistics are sad and frightening: in Canada, suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) affects 1 in 1,000 Canadian children making it one of the most common childhood diseases. However, its existence is not well known. The Rheumatology team at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC is working to dispel the following myths about JIA.
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.
Suffering from aches and pains is part of life, but pain left untreated may cause fear, anxiety, and other symptoms. It is important to recognize and manage your child's pain because it will make him feel better and recover more quickly from an illness.