IWK CEO calls for government leaders to improve health of children

Child advocates across Canada, including IWK CEO Dr. Krista Jangaard in Halifax, are calling for federal political leaders to address issues threatening Canada’s children, such as poverty and abuse. A report called Raising Canada: Elections 2019, released Tuesday by the national non-profit Children First Canada with research from the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, pinpoints the top 10 threats to […]

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Early implementation of 24-hour children’s emergency department at Saskatoon RUH

Children coming to Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital (RUH) after midnight will now receive treatment from an on-site pediatric emergency physician. Related 36 new inpatient beds opening at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital The recruitment of the new doctor meant the early implementation of a 24-hour children’s emergency department prior to its relocation to the new children’s hospital, officials with the Saskatchewan […]

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Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

In mid-October, researchers in California published a study of Civil War prisoners that came to a remarkable conclusion. Male children of abused war prisoners were about 10 percent more likely to die than their peers were in any given year after middle age, the study reported. The findings, the authors concluded, supported an “epigenetic explanation.” The idea is that trauma […]

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