and well-being of children and youth
The CPS is the only national organization of paediatricians in Canada. With more than 3,000 members, the CPS is uniquely positioned to speak to the health needs of Canadian children and youth. CPS spokespeople work in hospitals, universities, clinics and private practices across the country. They can address a range of issues affecting the health, development and safety of babies, children and teens.
In light of recent outbreaks the Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely vaccination. Vaccination is the best way to protect children and youth against many dangerous diseases.
Babies who are at high risk of developing a food allergy can be exposed to potential food allergens as early as 6 months of age, according to a joint statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI).
All provinces and territories must legislate bicycle helmet use for all ages, says the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) in a position statement released today. Currently only 4 of 13 Canadian provinces and territories meet the CPS recommendations.
Ottawa Citizen · Elizabeth Payne · British Columbia paediatrician and CPS member Dr. Jane Finlay said paediatricians see vaccine hesitant parents and unvaccinated children frequently.
Montreal Gazette · Sharon Kirkey · Once thought mainly a problem for elderly people treated in hospital, C. difficile is now increasingly being reported in children, according to a new position statement on C. difficile published Friday by the Canadian Paediatric Society in the journal, Paediatrics & Child Health.
Toronto Star · Andrea Gordon · Concerned parents don’t need to postpone introducing their babies to foods such as peanut butter and eggs because there’s no evidence the delay will reduce the chance of developing food allergies, a group of Canadian pediatricians and allergists has advised.
Last updated: Oct 5 2012