Children and Youth

91 articles
by Max Binks-Collier

How one ER partnered with a mental-health organization to care for youth in distress

Young adults recovering from mental illness and substance use are working in the emergency room of a Toronto hospital to give young patients in psychological distress the support they need.

by Miranda Caley

When will your children be vaccinated? An update on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

Wondering when your kid will be able to get vaccinated? Miranda Caley provides an update on the studies that vaccine companies are conducting to test the safety and efficacy of vaccines for youth 18 and under.

by Peggy Hamilton

Family medicine-maternity care: A romantic idea facing an uncertain future

Physicians who practice family medicine and offer maternity care are shrinking in numbers. Their future is uncertain. What do we stand to lose?

by Miranda Caley

‘I can’t take deep breaths anymore’: Some young adults feeling long-term effects from mild cases of COVID-19

Youth and young adults who had even mild cases of COVID-19 are experiencing lingering symptoms like shortness of breath for months. Recent research may shed some light on why.

by Emily Gruenwoldt Lisa Wolff

Building our children’s future today

Canada needs to show bold vision and become a world leader when it comes to the health and well-being of our children and youth. Here's how it can do that.

by Marisa Cicero Julie Maggi

We must limit barriers to vaccine access for children and youth

For Ontario to meet its goal of fully vaccinating children 12+ by the end of August, we must swiftly maximize access to clinics and minimize vaccine hesitancy.

by Chandandeep Kaur Bal Ripudaman Singh Minhas

As COVID ravages the diaspora, Canadian children of South Asian descent are in crisis

South Asian youth are struggling during COVID-19. Here are the supports they need right away.

by Catherine Birken Eyal Cohen Meta van den Heuvel

Let the children play

Public health policies meant to protect us from COVID-19 have resulted in reduced physical activity and increased screen time for all children. They are experiencing serious mental health problems. We must let them play.

by Sylvie Lemay

#thatparent: The unfairly maligned ‘difficult’ parent in health care

The hashtag #thatparent is sometimes used by parents who are labelled "difficult" because of their advocacy in the health-care system. Why do we make them feel uncomfortable for trying to be the best parents they can be?

by Christine Nguyen

‘Hammie’ to the rescue: Imaginary friends helping children cope with isolation

There has been a rise in the prevalence of children inventing imaginary friends. Although such relationships may not match the real thing, they may be just what children need right now.

by Ediriweera Desapriya

For our children’s sake, teachers must be a priority in vaccination rollout

Teacher vaccination must be a priority if in-person schooling is to continue uninterrupted. If teachers feel unsafe, how can they take on the huge responsibility of educating our kids?

by Paleah Moher

Timeline to replace Quebec’s lead pipes puts children at risk, critics say

Quebecers have the country’s highest levels of lead in their blood, placing children at risk for having a reduced IQ. But replacing lead pipes is taking way too long, say aggrieved parents.

by Karen Lawford Brintha Sivajohan

COVID-19 death highlights dangers of birth evacuation policy in Indigenous communities

The death of Silatik Qavvik is the result of Health Canada’s birth evacuation policy and an appalling lack of government-funded maternity care in rural and remote Indigenous communities.  

by Jeremy Friedman

Choosing the future of pediatrics wisely

In pediatrics, we are late to the Choosing Wisely movement. We have not yet fully appreciated the critical importance of this program.

by Nadine Belzile

Stillbirth in Canada: A Call to Action

In Canada, stillbirth is a public health issue that is neglected by public policy—despite there being more than 3,000 stillbirths in Canada every year. It's time the government acted.

by Anita Srivastava

Cannabis edibles pose serious risks to our kids

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