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In this case, screens might not be bad for fitness

Nearly everyone has heard the bad news regarding screens, personal fitness, and weight management. Too much TV, smartphone, and other digital involvement has decreased our exercise time and increased our calorie consumption. It comes as a surprise, then, to learn about a new paper that’s got something good to say about screen time and exercise. Read more...
 
Specialized neonatal transportation units
 
A pilot project undertaken between CHEO and the Ottawa Paramedic Services that developed and implemented an improved way of transporting critically ill newborns has been shown to decrease serious safety complications and optimize the quality of care for sick infants across the region.  Listen to an interview with Dr. Stephanie Redpath on CBC Ottawa Morning. 

Risk for single-sport kids supported by medical evidencephoto of kids playing hockey
 
Experts say specialization makes more sense for self-driven athletes in their late-teens — before then, the ultimate goal in any sport should be to have fun. Watch video here. 
 
 
CHEO-Led Study Develops New Approach to Diagnosing Head Injuries in Childrenphoto of little boy holding his head


CATCH2 rule can assist physicians in determining which children and youth need a CT scan to detect intracranial 

 bleeding.
 Read more...
 
 
Brain Talk: Pediatric Concussions 
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Watch a video clip here of Andrée-Anne Ledoux with CTV morning Live discussing pediatric concussion and head injury.
 
 
 
 
 
Isolated by their child’s rare illness, parents find connection onlinephoto of Michelle and Avery

Michelle Quinlan sat in her car in the busy parking lot outside the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, glued to her phone. She typed “Coffin-Siris syndrome” into Facebook’s search bar, a term that had eluded her since the birth of her daughter nearly eight years ago. Read more...
 
 
 
 
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