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Nova Scotia prioritizes optimal diabetes management at school

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September 12, 2022

The lessons of lead: Early advocacy on environmental health

“Lead has no known benefits to health and it would seem not only reasonable, but highly desirable to reduce the risks of lead exposure as far as possible”. This quote forms part of the conclusions of a CPS statement from 1986, authored by… Read more

August 18, 2022

Meeting the needs of young moms, then and now

When I recently read the 1979 Canadian Paediatric Society position statement, The Adolescent Mother and her Baby, my first reaction was: “Wow!” How accurate, state-of-the-art this is, 43 years later! And then came the next realization:… Read more

July 14, 2022

Statements of injury: Prevention then and now

Unintentional injuries continue to be the leading cause of death, and a leading cause of hospitalization, in children and youth in Canada today. Yet a pair of CPS statements from 1984 still show just how far both the Canadian Paediatric Society and… Read more

June 7, 2022

Breastfeeding: A look back at good, better, and best

A position statement on breastfeeding published in 1978 to mark the International Year of the Child in 1979, was a joint effort of the nutrition committees of both the Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. One of… Read more

May 10, 2022

Pre-emptive positioning: SIDS then and now

Shortly after beginning my career as a community paediatrician in Montreal and forming the Association of Community-based Paediatricians of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, I was involved in my first infant death from SIDS. I was devastated by… Read more

March 3, 2022

War in Ukraine echoes loudly in Canada: Let’s do what we can

It is a relatively warm day (-10° C) in Winnipeg. The sky is clear and the now-familiar blue and yellow Ukrainian flag blazes brightly in the sunshine on the flag pole in our front yard. I bought a Ukrainian flag this week to fly beneath our… Read more

December 21, 2021

The lesser-known vision and legacy of Dr. Richard Goldbloom: Advancing research in a clinical department

We recently mourned the passing of Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom (1924-2021) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Dr. Goldbloom was a truly remarkable person. As a compassionate paediatrician, educator and Chief of Pediatrics and Director of Research… Read more

December 14, 2021

Addressing gaps in health resources through social media

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December 8, 2021

Button batteries: A hidden danger

“DON’T FORGET THE BATTERIES!” This adage often refers to holiday gift preparation, but it is relevant all year round. As paediatricians, emergency physicians, and parents ourselves, we want to draw your attention to a threat that… Read more

April 14, 2021

Severe vaping-related illnesses and injuries: Why reporting matters

Initially presented by the industry as a smoking cessation tool for adults, e-cigarettes (or vapes) have become increasingly popular among adolescents, the majority of whom did not previously smoke cigarettes. In 2019, according to Health Canada… Read more

Last updated: Apr 20, 2020