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    Electroencephalogram / (EEG) : Family Information & Preparation Guidelines PL-0359

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Mastoidectomy: instructions for patients and families PL-0266

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    PITA procedure : Powered Intra Capsular Tonsillectomy / Adenoidectomy PL-0193

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Having Surgery
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    Vesicoureteral Reflux PL-0063

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    10 Things To Do While You Wait (Child Life)

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Being Admitted, Clinics, Having Surgery, Services
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    A Guide to Common Respiratory Infections in Children PL-0622

    Allergies, Asthma and Immune System
    Services
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    About the ‘End of Treatment’ Bell PL-1130

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Above-elbow cast removal exercises PL-1126

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Adenoidectomy: Instructions for Patients and Families PL-0097

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Adjusting to Diabetes PL-1131

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Adrenal Insufficiency PL-0642

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Allergic Reactions PL-0700

    Allergies, Asthma and Immune System
    Being Admitted, Having Surgery, Services
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    Alveolar Bone Graft: Dr. J.C. Doucet PL-0178

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Autism Spectrum Disorder : What is autism? How is it recognized? What can be done? PL-0270

    Brain and Nervous System (Epilepsy, Pain, etc.)
    Services
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    Azathioprine (Imuran and generic brands) and 6-MP (Purinethol and generic brands) : A Patient Guide PL-0204

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    BAHA Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Stage 2: Instructions for Patients and Families PL-0839

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Bedwetting Alarm Routine: A Guide for Parents PL-0079

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Blood Glucose Monitoring PL-0160

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Books and Babies - Read to Me! PL-1202

    Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)
    Having a Baby, Newborn Health, Services
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    Boredom Busters (Child Life)

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Being Admitted, Clinics, Having Surgery, Services
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    Brachial Cleft Cyst or Sinus / Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: Post-Operative Instructions / A Guide for Parents PL-0042

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Buckle Fractures [IWK Emergency Medicine] PL-1092

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Buckle Fractures [IWK Orthopaedics] PL-1032

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Career Planning Book - Just for Teens!

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Cast Care: A Guide for Patients and Families PL-0165

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Cellulitis: Information for Patients and Families PL-0286

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    CENTRAL REGION AUTISM SERVICES : information sheet PL-0355

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Cerebral Palsy Information Booklet PL-0709

    Brain and Nervous System (Epilepsy, Pain, etc.)
    Clinics
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    Cervical Lymphadenitis / Information for Patients and Families PL-1101

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Chiari Malformation: A Guide for Families PL-0149

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Clinics, Services
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    Child Life Services PL-0145

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    CHILDREN AND LYME DISEASE PL-0951

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Choices Program Overview 2013

    Social / Family Issues (Substance Abuse, Divorce, etc.)
    Mental Health and Addictions
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    Circumcision: Post-operative Instructions / A Guide for Parents PL-0045

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC): Step-By-Step Instructions / Female/Female Assigned at Birth PL-1245

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC): Step-By-Step Instructions / Male/Male Assigned at Birth PL-1246

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Clubfoot PL-0069

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Coming for a Sleep Study: What A Night At The Sleep Lab Looks Like PL-1258

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    COMING TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY PL-0762

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Concussion in Children PL-1119

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Services
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    CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF) : What families should know PL-0971

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Craniosynostosis: A Guide for Families PL-1256

    Brain and Nervous System (Epilepsy, Pain, etc.)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Cytoscopy : A Guide for Parents PL-0047

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    DECIDING ON AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) THERAPIES PL-0809

    Brain and Nervous System (Epilepsy, Pain, etc.)
    Services
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    Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: (DDH) / Hip dysplasia PL-0068

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Diabetes at the IWK

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Clinics
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    Discharge Instructions after Your Nerve Block PL-1085

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Discharge Instructions Following Sedation / General Anaesthesia: Children's Health Program PL-0109

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    DMSA Renal Cortical Scan (DMSA): Nephrology Clinic PL-0965

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    DMSA Renal Cortical Scan: (DMSA) PL-0056

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Clinics, Services
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    EMLA INFORMATION PL-0237

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Febrile Seizure PL-0291

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Feeding Tubes for Babies with Congenital Heart Disease PL-1084

    Heart and Circulation
    Newborn Health
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    FEEDING YOUR CHILD WITH A CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT : What families should know PL-1005

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Newborn Health, Services
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    Fertility Preservation in Children and Youth to Receive Cancer Therapy or Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant : About Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and cancer treatments' impact on fertility - Options to consider PL-1215

    Cancers
    Services
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    FESS Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Instructions for Patients and Families PL-0144

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Fever PL-0292

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Forearm cast removal exercises PL-1125

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Clinics
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    G/GJ tubes : Hypergranulation tissue PL-1230

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    G/GJ tubes : Hypertonic salt water soaks PL-1231

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    G/GJ tubes : Using silver nitrate to treat granulation tissue PL-1232

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    G/GJ/NJ/ND Tubes : What to do if your child’s feeding tube is blocked PL-1224

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    General Chemotherapy Information: IWK Hematology Oncology Service PL-1105

    Cancers
    Being Admitted, Services
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    General/Thoracic Surgery Procedures: Discharge Instructions / A Guide for Parents PL-0077

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    GENETIC TESTING FOR HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER PL-1003

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Women's Health
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    Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colon Cancer PL-1114

    Genetics / Birth Defects
    Services
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    Getting Advice after ENT Surgery PL-1260

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Giving Your Child Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin at Home: Information about the Home Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg) Infusion Program / How to Troubleshoot Infusion Problems at Home PL-1237

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    GLUE PL-0995

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    GOING HOME AFTER A CATHETER ABLATION PROCEDURE : What to expect after discharge PL-0972

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    GOING HOME AFTER CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION : What to expect after discharge PL-0973

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Going Home After Heart Surgery : What to Expect after Discharge PL-0974

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Going Home after the GI Procedure: A Guide for Patients and Families PL-1261

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Halloween: Diabetes in Children and Youth PL-0377

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Head Injury PL-0293

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Hemoglobin A1C PL-0161

    Blood / Lymphatic System
    Services
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    Hernia or Hydrocele Repair: Post-operative Instructions / A Guide for Parents PL-0043

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Hip Spica Cast PL-0074

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    HOME CARE PROGRAM : tracheostomy PL-0570

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    HPVinfo.ca (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada)

    Kidneys, Urinary System, Genitals
    Clinics
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    HSP: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura PL-0295

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Hydrochlorothiazide PL-1208

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Hypersecretory Asthma : Information for Parents PL-0391

    Allergies, Asthma and Immune System
    Services
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    HYPOGLYCEMIA PL-0357

    Endocrine System (Hormones, Diabetes, etc.)
    Services
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    Hypospadias: A Guide for Parents PL-0050

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Hypothyroidism: what you need to know to stay healthy PL-0311

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    If Your Child has an Inguinal Hernia, Hydrocele or Undescended Testicles: A Guide for Parents PL-0051

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Ingrown toenail excision : post-operative instructions / a guide for parents (from Dr. Brisseau) PL-0175-B

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Ingrown Toenail Excision: Post-operative Instructions - A Guide for Parents PL175-A (Dr. Yanchar)

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    Injection Pharyngoplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency : Instructions for Patients and Families PL-0747

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Injections sous-cutanées: Guide des patients et familles / Subcutaneous Injections: A Guide for Patients and Families by IWK Rheumatology PL-0792-FR

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Instructions following Cleft Lip Surgery: Dr. J.C. Doucet PL-0179

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Instructions following Cleft Palate Surgery: Dr. J.C. Doucet PL-0177

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Instructions for Preparing and giving Chemotherapy by Mouth : If you need to crush a chemotherapy tablet PL-1104

    Cancers
    Being Admitted, Services
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    Instructions for Preparing and giving Chemotherapy by Mouth : If your child’s dose is in Liquid form PL-1106

    Cancers
    Being Admitted, Having Surgery
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    Instructions for Preparing and giving Chemotherapy by Mouth : If your child’s dose is part of a tablet or cannot swallow a tablet whole PL-1108

    Cancers
    Being Admitted, Services
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    Instructions for Preparing and giving Chemotherapy by Mouth : Opening Capsules PL-1107

    Cancers
    Being Admitted, Services
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    INSULIN PL-0146

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Introduction to the Nephrology Team Members PL-0340

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    IWK Community Therapy Services PL-0720

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    IWK Health Centre Cleft Palate Team Booklet PL-0555

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Clinics, Having Surgery
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    IWK Pediatric Oncology Tumour Board PL-0802

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - April 2009

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - April 2010

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - August 2009

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - August 2010

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - December 2008

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - December 2009

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - December 2010

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - July 2007

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - June 2008

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - March 2007

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - March 2008

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - October 2006

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    IWK Psychology Newsletter - October 2007

    Mental Health - Behavioural and Emotional Issues
    Clinics, Mental Health and Addictions
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    Joint Injections: Instructions for Patients and Families PL-0775

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Kidney Biopsy Information for Children, Youth and Families PL-0906

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Being Admitted, Having Surgery, Services
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    Kidney Surgery PL-0307

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Clinics, Having Surgery, Services
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    Kidney-Related Medical Terms PL-0648

    Cancers
    Services
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    Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease PL-0067

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Clinics, Services
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    Liver or Splenic Injury PL-1221

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Long Term Electoencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring : (LTM) / Family Information & Preparation Guidelines PL-0994

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    Lower leg cast removal exercises PL-1127

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics
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    MAGPI Hypospadias Repair: A Guide for Parents PL-0052

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Clinics, Services
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    Metformin for Type 2 Diabetes PL-1102

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Methotrexate Patient Information: Division of Rheumataology PL-0723

    Bones, Joints and Muscles
    Services
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    Méthotrexate: Information à l'intention du patient / Methotrexate Patient Information PL-0723-FR

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Microlaryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy (MLB): Instructions for Patients and Families PL-0835

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery
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    MIGRAINE : a guide for families PL-0440

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    MSNU : signs of infection / SMCN : les signes d'infection PL-0073

    Surgery, Procedures, Drugs and Medication
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Myringoplasty PL-0343

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Myringotomy tubes: instructions for patients and families PL-0265

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Having Surgery, Services
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    Naproxen: a Patient / Family Guide PL-0793

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Nasogastric (NG) tube feeding: Common problems PL-1091

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Nasogastric (NG) tube: Feeding your child PL-1090

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Nasogastric (NG) Tube: How to insert your child's NG tube PL-1089

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Nasopharyngoscopy: information for patients and their families PL-0695

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Not Available / Being Reviewed [IN ARABIC LANGUAGE] RECTAL IRRIGATIONS : discharge instructions PL-0271-AR

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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    Not Available / Being Reviewed - HOW TO USE THE INHALER OR "PUFFER" WITH SPACER AND MOUTHPIECE PL-0022

    Allergies, Asthma and Immune System
    Services
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    Not Available / Being Reviewed - A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING CONSTIPATION PL-0151

    Child and Teen Health (all ages)
    Services
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