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Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness month which aims to increase awareness about the prevalence of brain injury. Brain injuries can affect individuals in many complex and unique ways – from emotional to physical changes, this type of injury can have profound effects on a person’s life. At CHRIM, members of the ENRRICH research theme are…

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Breathing Life into Asthma Research

There are over 3.8 million Canadians living with asthma in Canada, and every year an estimated 250 Canadians lose their lives to the disease.  Although today there is no known cure, it can be managed with proper care and treatment. Research about asthma is incredibly important as it helps us to learn more about the disease, and…

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Overall Child Health Includes Regular Dental Visits

April is Oral Health month and the Happy Smile Healthy Child (HSHC) research team, located within the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) wants to remind parents and caregivers not to skip your child’s dental visits. “Preventive visits to the dental office are very important, especially for children who are at high risk for…

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The 100th Anniversary of Insulin: Celebrating Scientists Leading Diabetes Research in Manitoba

2021 marks an incredible milestone in diabetes research: The 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. To celebrate, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) is hosting a monthly webinar series for families and children living with diabetes about the science and advancements in treatment and research happening right here in Manitoba. The series…

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World Cancer Day

Today we recognize World Cancer Day to bring more awareness to this deadly disease that the World Health Organization categorizes as “one of ten threats to global health.” 9.6 million people die from cancer each year. That number is only expected to grow, but there is more that can be done to prevent these staggering…

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Operational Considerations for Physical Therapy During COVID-19

Physical therapists play an important role in responding to pandemic and physical disaster situations. In these situations, healthcare leadership teams can reference existing literature for guidance in order to appropriately and safely leverage physical therapy resources and skillsets.  In mid-April 2020, a research team that included physical therapy leadership joined together to support hospital planning efforts related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   Between April and May, CHRIM investigator and…

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Breastfeeding and the Origins of Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Priorities

Fact: Breastfeeding and human milk are critically important to the health of mothers and infants, and consequently, the world population. While this is indeed a true statement, there are many challenges, misconceptions and emotions surrounding breastfeeding, which hinder the research and distribution of expert information into this very important field.  To discuss these perceived barriers…

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Resources and Activities for a Healthy COVID-19 Summer

Kids are out of school… now what? Since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many people have juggled additional and sometimes unfamiliar roles while at home, including caregiver, employee, teacher, entertainer, coach, and virtual tour guide. As the school year officially comes to a close, the “new normal” is again shifting. Families may be…

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2019 Annual General Meeting

We are thrilled to celebrate another incredible year of important milestones and accomplishments with our partners, research teams, and support staff at the Annual General Meeting! While this year’s event may look a little different than past AGMs – due to physical distancing – we know it’s more important than ever to connect and reflect…

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Food Allergy Awareness Month

Facts about Food Allergies Food allergies affect 4-8% of children worldwide. In Canada, about 7% of children have a food allergy, and an estimated one out of every two people knows someone with a food allergy. People can be allergic to almost any food. There are 11 priority allergens in Canada. Milk and egg allergies…

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National Nursing Week

May 11-17 is National Nursing Week! We sat down with one of the nurses from our Research Support Unit (RSU) at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), to highlight the importance of nurses in research and to get an understanding of what goes on at the unit. Barb Fletcher has been a clinical…

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We Support Healthcare Workers

All Manitobans benefit from the commitment and care our health-care workers provide at some point in their lifetime, whether that be for the birth of a new baby, treatment for an ongoing health condition, or emergency care.  The treatment our front-line healthcare workers have continued to provide for regular hospital visits in addition to the…

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