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June 20, 2023

Sensory water beads: What parents and caregivers should know

Topic(s): Public education

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

December 14, 2021

Addressing gaps in health resources through social media

Topic(s): Public educationSpotlight

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December 8, 2021

Button batteries: A hidden danger

Topic(s): Public education

“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

Let’s talk about vaping

Topic(s): Position statements / practice pointsPublic education

It’s 5:30 p.m. I’m an hour behind schedule in clinic. Noah (not his real name), a 16-year-old transgender boy with gender dysphoria, chronic suicidal ideation, and a severe nicotine use disorder is my last patient of the day. “Noah,… Read more

April 14, 2021

Severe vaping-related illnesses and injuries: Why reporting matters

Topic(s): Position statements / practice pointsPublic education

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

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 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

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

April 3, 2020

When your child has ADHD: Coping during a Pandemic

Topic(s): Public educationCOVID-19

Coping with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the middle of a pandemic isn’t easy. Dr. Daniel Gorman gives some tips on how to help manage ADHD. Read more

Last updated: Aug 9, 2017