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Top 10 Common Illnesses in Children: A Comprehensive Guide

As a parent or caregiver, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your child healthy, happy, and full of energy. While it’s natural to worry about your child getting sick, it’s important to remember that many common childhood illnesses are easily treatable with the right care and attention. By learning about the top 10 most common illnesses in children, you can be prepared to recognize the signs and symptoms and take action to help your child feel better.

April 7, 2023
White female nurse practitioner treats an african american female child with a common cold, while she sits on her mother's lap.

The Common Cold in Children: Practical Tips and Advice for Parents

As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your child go through the common cold. However, the bright side is that there are many ways to make your child feel better and recover faster. With a little bit of effort, you can help your child stay comfortable and on the road to recovery. In this article, we’ll go over some practical tips and advice on how to manage the common cold in children. From prevention to treatment and coping mechanisms, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make this cold season as smooth and comfortable as possible for your family. So, grab a cup of tea and let’s dive in!

April 7, 2023
African american male nurse practitioner treats a male child with asthma.

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Treating Asthma in Kids

Did you know that asthma is the most common chronic disease in children in Canada? That's right, it affects about 10% of children in the country. Asthma impacts the airways in the lungs, causing inflammation that makes it difficult for air to flow in and out of the lungs. This inflammation leads to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. While asthma in children is a growing concern in Canada, early diagnosis and treatment can help manage symptoms and prevent asthma attacks. In this article, we'll dive into what you need to know about asthma in children, including symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

April 7, 2023
African american female nurse practitioner treating a young female child with an ear infection.

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Treating Ear Infections in Kids

Is your child tugging on their ear or complaining of pain? As a parent, it can be distressing to see your child in pain or discomfort, especially when they are too young to communicate their symptoms effectively. Ear infections are one such ailment that can cause distress to both the child and their parents. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what causes ear infections, how to spot the symptoms, and what you can do to help your child feel better.

April 7, 2023

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