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...
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...
As another school year begins, the risk of kids getting sick also increases. While it’s not entirely possible to prevent all illnesses, the good news is that by practicing some simple, healthy lifestyle habits – and teaching your kids...
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...

Premature Births

An estimated 15 million babies are born premature each year worldwide; and in Canada, it is estimated that there are as many as 390,000 preterm births. When a baby is born preterm, this means that they are born at...
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....