Children and Youth

84 articles
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

by Chris Deacon

Isolation heightening teens’ image anxieties

COVID-19 restrictions have upended the usually busy social lives of teenagers and for those who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), this isolation has led to heightened anxieties.

by Rubeeta Gill

One more worry for parents – dermatitis

by Nilanga Aki Bandara Thamindu Widyaratne Namal Wijesinghe Taye Negussie Vahid Mehrnoush

Smoking and hospitalization: A COVID-19 double whammy

by Michael Fralick John Fralick Peter Jüni

Episode 16 – Kids and COVID-19

by Nichole Parker

Online learning evolving to meet COVID challenge

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