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February 23, 2021

Cleaning agents, COVID and child health

Topic(s): COVID-19

In 2021, disinfection and sanitization are more important than ever. When choosing products, parents, schools, and health agencies need to balance hygiene with the potential harms from children’s exposure to disinfecting cleaning agents,… Read more

August 17, 2020

Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19:  Going back to school

Topic(s): COVID-19Public education

As Canadians take steps to keep themselves safe from coronavirus and COVID-19, parents of children with type 1 diabetes have many questions. Read more

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Indigenous children in Canada: What can paediatricans do?

Topic(s): COVID-19Advocacy

Many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children and families are facing a colonial catch-22 when it comes to COVID-19. Enduring colonial legacies mean they are more prone to pre-existing conditions, placing them at higher risk for poor outcomes… Read more

May 26, 2020

Reflections on caring for children with medical complexity during COVID-19

Topic(s): COVID-19

The direct effects of COVID-19 on children have to date been minimal. The indirect consequences for children with medical complexity (CMC) have been significant, including changes to health care delivery to challenges providing care at home, concerns… Read more

May 25, 2020

#CaringForKidsDuringCovid: Videos offer reassurance and guidance for parents

Topic(s): COVID-19Public education

Pandemic-driven disruptions to daily life are pushing many families to the brink. Paediatricians and child psychiatrists are concerned about the how unrelenting stress—with no end in sight—is affecting parents and children. In a series of… Read more

May 20, 2020

A Kawasaki-like illness associated with COVID-19 in kids? What parents need to know

Topic(s): COVID-19

Recently, a hyperinflammatory illness has been reported in a small number of children worldwide.  Children present with symptoms that resemble Kawasaki disease including prolonged fever, pink eyes, rashes, swollen hands and feet and abdominal… Read more

April 16, 2020

The essential work of social paediatrics

Topic(s): COVID-19

Dr. Sarah Gander discusses the importance of community in this period of physical distancing. Read more

April 16, 2020

Preventing home injuries in the time of COVID-19

Topic(s): COVID-19

Top tips to keep babies and children safe while physical distancing, from the Canadian Paediatric Society and Parachute. Read more

April 15, 2020

Can we continue to recommend early allergenic food introduction during a pandemic?

Topic(s): COVID-19Professional educationPublic education

Dr. Elissa Abrams and Dr. Edmond Chan provide more information on this common question. Read more

April 3, 2020

Tips and tricks to help adolescents cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Topic(s): Public educationCOVID-19

The adolescent medicine team of CHU Ste-Justine in Montreal has developed advice for youth and parents to help them get through this time. Read more

Last updated: Apr 20, 2020