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Canadian kids rank low in global childhood physical activity report
Canadian kids continue to rank low in a global report on physical activity. The most recent release from the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance finds children in Slovenia and Japan to be the most active among 49 countries studied. Read more...
Ottawa concussion study shows adolescent girls slower to recover than boys 

A new study by Ottawa researchers suggests adolescent girls are slower to recover from concussions than boys the same age - or younger girls. In a large, national study conducted by investigators at CHEO Research Institute and the University of Ottawa, more than half of adolescent girls (ages 13 to 18) were still experiencing post-concussion symptoms 12 weeks after their initial injury. Read more...
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 

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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