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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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Science Experiments for Kids

As many of us are at home social distancing right now, our daily routines have been turned upside down. For some, this means working from home or having more free time for a new hobby, but for parents and caregivers, daily life has changed drastically for both you and your children. Not only are you…

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3 Book Series You Can Read With Your Children

Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. – Bardige, B. Talk to Me, Baby! (2009), Paul H Brookes Pub Co. We know how important it is to empower today’s children and families with the tools to…

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