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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

October 29, 2013 - Let's face it dental services have always been expensive. If you have dental insurance your children are probably visiting the dentist regularly but if you don't have any form of coverage and assume full costs – your children are more than likely visiting the dentist only when your budget will allow. So, it begs the question,…
Published in issue 21
  January 26, 2014 - In 2006, ex-Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson warned that health chiefs would consider removing children from their families if they became super-sized, risking their health from gross overeating – and that's exactly what happened. An increasing number of parents are 'giving in' to their children's cravings for processed food - a phenomenon known as…
Published in issue 21
January 25, 2013 – There are over 6,000 known genetic disorders that account for a significant portion of human diseases such as Downs Syndrome, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, heart disease and sickle cell anemia. Of the four million babies born in the United States each year, about 3 to 4% will have a genetic disease or birth…
January 18, 2014 - The Public Health Agency of Canada states that as of January 20th, H1N1 accounts for almost 96% of lab-confirmed cases of flu-related hospitalizations. Adults aged 20 to 64 accounted for the highest number of hospitalizations last December at 53%, followed by children under five years of age at 22%. The United States has similar results where…
Wintertime can bring storms and difficulties (as depicted in William Kurelek’s painting “Balsam Avenue After Heavy Snowfall” – 1972), but it can also be enjoyable for all of the different fun activities that it brings. There are traditional sports such as hockey, curling, skiing and skating – and leisure activities such as sledding, building snowmen or snow forts, or throwing…
January 21, 2014 – Manitobans will soon be able to receive a broader range of health care services from their pharmacists. The new 'Pharmaceutical Act' and regulation, which comes into effect in the next few months, will modernize and expand the scope of pharmacists' practice in Manitoba. Pharmacists who undergo training will have the authority to: prescribe and administer certain…
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