The A to Z of Children's Health: A Parent's Guide from Birth to 10 Years

The A to Z of Children's Health: A Parent's Guide from Birth to 10 Years

by Jeremy Friedman, Natasha Saunders, Norman Saunders
     
 

An indispensable reference which is sure to become the go-to health and wellness guide for parents.

This comprehensive and contemporary guide is written by the pediatric experts at the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). It goes without saying that no one understands kids or relates to parents better than these extraordinary

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An indispensable reference which is sure to become the go-to health and wellness guide for parents.

This comprehensive and contemporary guide is written by the pediatric experts at the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). It goes without saying that no one understands kids or relates to parents better than these extraordinary experts. It covers over 235 childhood conditions and illnesses in children ages newborn to ten in a friendly yet authoritative manner.

Parents will find all the valuable information they need to better understand and manage their child's health concerns. All the illnesses are arranged alphabetically by "Condition & Care" -- making it easy, quick and accessible for parents -- for those situations when time really is of the essence. Parents will find expert advice on how to cope with everything from common accidents and emergencies that occur in childhood, to information on the nature of the many conditions that can affect their child. Most importantly, they get answers to three questions: 1) what is the condition, 2) what might happen as a result of the condition, and 3) how should the problem be treated?

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Fever, headaches and migraine, asthma, abdominal pain
  • Croup, failure to thrive, thumb sucking and nail biting, night terrors
  • Heart murmurs, infective endocarditis, measles, mumps and rubella
  • Rheumatic fever, spina bifida, tonsillitis and strep throat
  • Down syndrome, head lice, separation anxiety, shingles.

There are photographs and diagrams featured throughout the book, making it easy for parents to accurately pinpoint what potential condition and/or illness their child may be experiencing. An extensive glossary of terms combined with a well-organized index complete this valuable guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778804604
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeremy Friedman, MB.ChB, FRCPC, FAAP is the Chief of Pediatric Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. He has written a number of books for parents as well as two pediatric textbooks. The father of two children, he knows only too well the challenges a parent faces.

Dr. Natasha Saunders, MD, MSc, FRCPC is the mother of a very busy toddler, a Staff pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children and Rouge Valley Health System in Toronto. She's completing an Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Norman Saunders, MD, FRCPC was a renowned and hugely respected general pediatrician with over 30 years' experience. He was also a staff pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto.

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