Kirstin Weerdenburg


Kirstin Weerdenburg is a pediatric emergency doctor at IWK Health and pediatrician for newcomer children in Halifax, and is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. She is currently a student in the Certificate of Health Impact program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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by Kirstin Weerdenburg

It’s all about the fit: Parents should focus on proper usage rather than mask type for children

Frenzied parents across Canada are scouring stores and online sites for child-sized respirator-type masks, like N95s or KN95s, as children return to school for in-person learning, but their efforts may be misplaced. Correct mask usage is far more important than the mask model.

by Kirstin Weerdenburg

Children’s visits to emergency departments surge as winter looms

Pediatric emergency departments are seeing record numbers of visits since some families can’t see their family doctors or go to walk-in clinics. More patients mean longer waits, hindering care for some children with emergency conditions.

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