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Paediatricians and social media: Why it’s time to join the conversation

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic educationMembership

Are you still on the fence about joining social media? CPS President Dr. Mike Dickinson has embraced his new role as a “tweetiatrician,” and feels it’s important for other doctors to do the same.


5 tips to help your child rule the back-to-school transition

Topic(s): Public education

Homework, packed after-school schedules and drama with friends. It’s enough to make any parent yearn for the long days of summer. Here are five things you can do to make your child’s first month back at school a success.


History of SickKids is an integral part of history of paediatrics

Topic(s): Public education

For some time, most particularly during my term as Chair/Chief of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and SickKids, I have been recommending books to my colleagues. Why? One reason is that books provide opportunities to share important experiences and ideas. They humanize us.


Winter, colds and fevers: Getting newcomers talking

Topic(s): Public education

In December, paediatric resident Dr.Chloé Langlois-Pelletier and her colleagues met with about 10 newly immigrated families at two information workshops we had prepared on the theme of winter, colds and fevers.


Let’s build ‘a Canada crazy for its kids’

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic education

On June 26 at the CPS Annual General Meeting, Dr. Robin Williams shared her goals and priorities as she begins her one-year term as CPS President. The following is an excerpt from her address.


Senate committee hears about critical nature of childhood obesity rates in Canada

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic education

On May 6th, Dr. Catherine Pound, member of the CPS Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee, spoke on behalf of the CPS at the Social Affairs, Science and Technology Senate Standing Committee meeting.


CPS advocates bike helmets for all cyclists

Topic(s): AdvocacyPosition statements / practice pointsPublic education

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injuries and should be legislated for all ages across Canada, said the Canadian Paediatric Society in a recent position statement. Cycling is the leading cause of sport and recreational injury in children and adolescents, accounting for four per cent of all injuries seen in the emergency department and seven per cent of all hospital admissions for unintentional injury.


Halifax paediatricians work with community to improve pre-schooler nutrition

Topic(s): Public educationAdvocacy

The keys to successful paediatric advocacy are community engagement, collaboration and simple messaging, according to Dr. Tara Chobotuk and Dr. Heather Rose, who launched a campaign encouraging Halifax preschoolers to drink water between meals.


Physical activity promotion: Every physician has a role to play

Topic(s): Professional educationPublic education

Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a new CPS program to help health professionals promote healthy active living in their practices. It incorporates the Canadian physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines for children and youth published by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology in 2012.