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My 10-year-old daughter often complains of stomach aches. She doesn’t seem to have any other physical symptoms. Could it be related to stress?
Finding a new doctor can be extremely challenging when moving to a new city. Start your search here with this list of provincial organizations and their websites that aide in finding health care for you and your family.
It is one of the later sounds that many children develop and it is not unusual to still have some difficulty at age five.
We’re moving to another city in Canada. What ’s the best way to find a new family doctor?
With any travel, you should see your health care professional in advance to review your vaccines and what is recommended or required for the area you are going to be in.
Simple things like a dry mouth or dehydration can give that appearance, as can alcohol and smoking.
My podiatrist colleagues tell me that you can either file or trim a detached part of the nail. In addition you might want to protect the nail by covering it.
This is such an important question. To answer it I turned to Canadian Blood Services.
Here is the bottom line: Do not use over-the-counter cough and cold medicines in children under six.
To answer your extremely important question I turned to the Canadian Mental Health Association and the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.