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2014-04-01 15:07:51

Clinical investigators at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) have developed a new screening tool to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children. Their findings are published in Pediatric Pulmonology. Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric OSA up until now. The new...

2013-11-28 08:23:37

Interactive computer technology keeps kids connected with friends, family and school during hospital stays TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Microsoft Canada through its partnership with Children's Miracle Network, has launched the Child Life Interactive Computers for Kids (CLICK) program benefiting patients at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Designed to improve the patient experience through the power of play and connectivity to the outside world, CLICK aims to...

2013-11-15 12:24:49

Kids need to get a flu shot - but it doesn't need to hurt OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's (CHEO) 'Be Sweet to Babies' research team, led by Dr. Denise Harrison, recently launched a YouTube video demonstrating the best ways to reduce pain for babies' immunizations. This is a must-view video for all parents of babies who are getting ready for a flu shot or their standard vaccinations. As many parents can attest, immunizations can...

2013-11-04 14:11:33

In-depth look at living with thalassemia A CHEO-led multi-site North American study, headed by Dr. Robert Klaassen, lead investigator at CHEO and associate professor in the University of Ottawa's Department of Pediatrics, has confirmed the validity and reliability of a quality of life measurement tool for children and adults with thalassemia major. The tool was created between 2006 and 2009 through the combined efforts of CHEO, the Hospital for SickKids and Laurentian University....

2013-10-03 08:29:11

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Partners for Mental Health and the Hon. Michael Kirby, former Mental Health Commission Board Chair, launched the Right By You campaign to draw attention to the fact that Canada is failing to meet the mental health needs of our children and youth with devastating consequences like youth suicide. The campaign points out that better mental health for Canadian children can be achieved for only $1,000 per child. Only 25% of Canadian children who...

2012-11-26 08:23:49

Active Healthy Kids Canada releases its official position on active video games TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Active video games - also known as "exergames" - are often presented as a possible solution to getting kids to move more; however, following a rigorous scientific review, Active Healthy Kids Canada - and its strategic partners the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO) and ParticipACTION...

2012-05-29 02:26:14

Active Healthy Kids Canada releases 2012 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Have you noticed parks, playgrounds and neighbourhood streets are not bustling with kids playing like they used to be? Once known as a regular part of a child's day, active play is now on the brink of becoming extinct. Play comes in many forms, but it is generally freely chosen, spontaneous, self-directed and fun.  The 2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada...

2012-04-03 09:13:14

Dr. Roger Zemek, Director of Emergency Research at the CHEO Research Institute and ED physician, and assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, has overseen the creation and implementation of a Medical Directive that now empowers nurses to administer an oral steroid treatment, which has reduced wait time and improved patient care. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children requiring a visit to Emergency. Every year, the Children's Hospital of...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2008) - The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today support for large- scale research infrastructure, under its Research Hospital Fund (RHF), to support a collaborative project to develop new therapies and innovative approaches for improving health at Ottawa's research hospitals. The project is a partnership between the Ottawa Health Research Institute (research arm of The Ottawa Hospital), the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the...

2008-07-08 09:01:11

Eclipsys Corporation(R) (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company(R), today announced it continues to see strong market momentum for Eclipsys Sunrise Emergency Care(TM) with multiple, successful client activations and client outcomes that better by half the U.S. national average for wait times. The company reports it doubled the number of live sites on Sunrise Emergency Care in 2007--with the majority of its client base now utilizing the efficiency-enhancing emergency department (ED) solution....