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Nova Scotia prioritizes optimal diabetes management at school

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March 21, 2024

Community paediatricians ideally situated to hold discussions on advance care planning

This post was written by Dr. Michael Hill, a community paediatrician in Newmarket, Ontario. As a community paediatrician with a special interest in the care of children with medical complexity, topics like “goals of care” and “advance care… Read more

January 31, 2024

As safe as necessary: A new approach to play

Safety measures that aim to protect children can become harmful when they are too restrictive, says Dr. Émilie Beaulieu, paediatrician in Quebec City and lead author of a new position statement on the importance of risky play.“Children should be… Read more

October 31, 2023

Lifelong learning is vital to providing culturally safe care

Learning to provide culturally safe care is a lifelong process, says Dr. Kent Saylor—and completing the new eCME on providing culturally safe care for Indigenous patients is a great place to start.Dr. Saylor, a paediatrician in Kahnawake,… Read more

July 5, 2023

It doesn’t have to hurt

As a paediatric emergency physician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, I can tell you the exact moment that I realized we, as a community of pediatric care providers, were not doing enough to prevent and treat children’s pain in Canada. It was… Read more

June 20, 2023

Sensory water beads: What parents and caregivers should know

Water beads are small, colourful absorbent beads that can be used for various purposes, such as home decoration, plant hydration, and sensory play for kids. However, these seemingly harmless beads can pose a significant danger if ingested.Water beads… Read more

February 10, 2023

Childhood disability in the 21st century: It’s a whole new ballgame!

Where have we come from? The 20th century witnessed unprecedented developments in biomedicine in virtually all areas of clinical services. The public’s faith in science was rewarded beyond imagining, with breakthroughs in our understanding of… Read more

November 24, 2022

We need to talk: Rethinking our relationship with screens

The pandemic upended family life in all manner of ways, with increased digital media use and exposure by children and their parents being one of the most dramatic. Screens were enlisted for socializing and work as never before, and while much of this… Read more

November 14, 2022

Folic acid fortification: A public health success story

In the aftermath of the thalidomide tragedy, and despite growing awareness of the teratogenic effects of drugs taken during pregnancy, surprisingly little attention was paid at that time to other nutritional or biochemical exposures that might harm… Read more

October 25, 2022

Baby steps toward family-centred perinatal care

Congratulations to the CPS on its 100th anniversary. It was an honour to be invited to participate in “The Retro-Doc Project” and to share some reflections on a CPS statement from the past. Although I still have hard copies of a few older… Read more

October 6, 2022

My journey toward multiculturalism in paediatric practice

When I was invited to reflect on my career to help celebrate the Canadian Paediatric Society’s centennial year, I found it hard to do without acknowledging past mentors. They influenced my journey as a paediatrician and promoter of… Read more

Last updated: Apr 20, 2020