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Recognizing red flags early and starting appropriate treatment can mean the difference between life and death for kids in emergency care.
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"Can you imagine any other consumer product that caused one serious injury a day over a period of five years?''
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Don't let the illness take over your family.
The investigation is ongoing.
Dr. Charles Smith stopped practising in 2008 and was finally stripped of his medical licence in 2011.
My 13-year-old son Jacob, who has a rare neurodegenerative disorder, was discharged last summer with 24-hour nursing care in our Toronto home. But aside from the fact that nurses can cancel at a moment's notice -- leaving parents like me to pull all-nighters so my son doesn't choke to death -- we're facing alarming incompetence when they do show up.
Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.
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With more than 3,000 torchbearers taking part in the lead up to the Pan Am Games (which start Friday, July 10 in Toronto), there's bound to be a story or two that pulls at the heartstrings. And this i...
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My son, Jacob, was admitted to the hospital on January 23, 2015 for a respiratory infection complicated by Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a degenerative neurological disorder. He would turn 13 years old on May 15 and his bar mitzvah, the ceremony and celebration commemorating his entry into Jewish adulthood, was supposed to be May 18.
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It's not all that easy to say a visit to the hospital brings you joy, but for pet therapy dogs, that's exactly what their job is, every single day. In the video above by SickKids Foundation, the fundr...
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As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.
Since Jules Verne's tantalizing novel first introduced us to the concept in 1873, circumnavigating the globe has held a strange allure for the adventurous traveler and those who live vicariously throu...
Forgive me fellow parents, for I have sinned. It has been 10 days since my son's last solid bowel movement. And I sent him to daycare. Committing the cardinal sin, I sent a sick kid to daycare, and while I know it is wrong, I did it nonetheless.