September 2013 | Vol. 8 - No. 1
Do you spend more time asking Dr. Google questions than talking with your child’s real-life physician? Many parents turn to the internet for more information when their child is sick. While the web can offer a wealth of information, it can also become a hub for inaccurate, harmful and downright dangerous advice and information.
It’s also back-to-school season! Although it's normal to be anxious in any new situation, some kids develop physical symptoms associated with the start of school. We’ve therefore included some timely advice on how to deal with questions about anxiety, head lice and other concerns. And of course, you can always find more information on our website.
Until next time, happy reading!

Pamela Toman
Editor-in-chief at Where Kids Come First
A new life for Nolan
At nine months old, Nolan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Very rare in children his age, AML is a type of cancer that leads to the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow. [+]
Paying another visit to Dr. Google? Consider these tips [+]
How to make the most of your next visit to the doctor [+]
Immunization and the Internet: how to know you’re getting safe and accurate information [+]
When tragedy happens : how to discuss it with your child  [+]
Helping your child deal with pain [+]
What can I do to ease my child’s back-to-school anxiety?
A: “Parents shouldn’t make kids feel like they have a problem if they say they’re not feeling well,” says our Dr. Eisman, Director of the MCH Emergency Department. The best way to prepare a child for the transition is to go through the next day’s events the night before. [+]
Do you have a question of a general nature that you'd like to ask our specialist? If your question is selected, the answer will be published in the next edition of the newsletter. EMAIL US!
True or False?
Head lice are immune to over‑the‑counter treatments.

False. BUT growing drug resistance can make getting rid of the tiny insects a real pain, although it’s not cause for too much concern. Lice are not dangerous. They don’t cause any health problems or spread any diseases (unlike other bugs, such as ticks) — they’re just an incredibly annoying problem for both parents and kids. [+]
From an Amazing Race to an Amazing Cause
Brett and Holly approached the Amazing Race Canada driven by their competitive need to win and the conviction that it was the right experience for them. But there was another reason for them being there: The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. [+]
A special thank you visit [+]
Understanding the effects of genes on human traits [+]
Check out new photos of our new hospital [+]
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