By Terry Klassen and Leah Crockett Canada Health Act, Canadian health, Child health, children, emergency care, emergency departments, medical needs, pediatric care, pediatric specialist, pediatrician
Wide variation across the country can be catastrophic and costly A version of this commentary appeared in the Huffington Post, Winnipeg Free Press and Afro News When a child is sick or injured, our health system usually delivers excellent care. That’s good news. Yet the adage that “children are not small adults” — and have specific medical […]
By S. Michelle Driedger flu, Flu shot, Flu strains, Flu vaccine, Inactivated vaccine, Influenza, Influenza vaccine, Nasal mist vaccine, Needle injection, seasonal flu immunization
A version of this commentary appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, the Huffington Post and Hamilton Spectator It’s time again for the familiar “Get the shot, not the flu” campaign. It comes every year around this time and we are frequently reminded that it isn’t too late to get the flu vaccine if you haven’t […]
By Nathan Nickel and Michael Moffatt Child well-being, childhood education, children, children in care, early childhood programs, environment, family, family support, health, Manitoba
To thrive economically, Manitoba needs young people. Fortunately, our relatively high birth rate — around 1.93 for every 1000 women — combined with favourable immigration trends means that Manitoba’s population will continue to grow.
By Anand Bery and Wynn Peterson Canadian healthcare, Canadian poverty, children, kids, paediatric, vision health, vision screening, vision testing
We can remember many of them, leaning forward, almost off their tiny kindergarten-sized chairs, squinting with one eye to try and make out a rather large ‘H’ or ‘O’ on a chart across the room. We saw them try to cheat by uncovering their other eye or slyly turning their head to one side.
By Denis Daneman and Nicole Letourneau access to health care, Child health, community support, families, parents, Podcasts, Social inequality, UNICEF
A version of this podcast appeared in the Huffington Post In a recent UNICEF report, Canada ranked in the bottom half of the world’s richest countries in overall child well-being and child equality. Experts say that a lack of access to healthcare and inadequate support for parents are reasons why Canada lags behind. Dr. Denis Daneman from the […]
By Denis Daneman and Ian Brown Podcasts
A version of this podcast appeared in Progressive Bloggers, BLOOM, WIMS and CMAJ Blog The Complex Care Initiative at Sick Kids began in 2006, by the late pediatrician Dr. Norman Saunders. For ten years it has opened its doors to children with multiple and complex health challenges, often to those who could not find adequate […]