Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Jane Shearer, is speaking out in effort to warn parents, coaches and medical professionals about the risks that are associated with the...
A recent Adenovirus outbreak has killed 7 children in New Jersey and has sickened an additional 11 according to the state’s health department. While fatalities as a result of adenovirus are very rare, health officials say that this particular...
Oral thrush is a common (and usually harmless) fungal infection that occurs in the mouth. Oral thrush is caused by something known as ’Candida albicans’, a strain of yeast fungus that lives on the skin. While oral thrush can affect...
Dealing with a sick child can be difficult on any parent. It can be especially hard, however, for parents of infants. As babies cannot yet communicate by speaking, the only way for a parent to be able to tell if...
Just like adults, children can also experience a decline in their mental health – most commonly depression and anxiety. For many parents, it can be hard to identify when a child is in crisis. Not as a result of...
An estimated 390,000 babies are born each year across Canada. While the average gestation period that is required in order for a baby to fully grow and develop is 40 weeks, there are cases where babies are born at...
Behavioural and other types of mental health disorders don’t just affect adults. They can affect children, too. A child having the odd temper tantrum here and there, or having the inability to sit still doesn’t necessarily constitute as a...
When you think of the word “arthritis,” the first thing that comes to mind isn’t usually a child – instead, arthritis is often associated with those who are at a later stage of life, such as individuals who are...
Arthritis affects as many as 4.6 million Canadian adults and is a condition that we often associate as part of the aging process. While this is somewhat true, arthritis can actually occur in individuals of all ages, including children....
During the first few weeks after giving birth, you may notice certain physical conditions in your newborn – many of which are common. Minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, for example, are something that can occur as a...