A home away from home for parents of hospitalized children
The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation has inaugurated the Pavillon Kat Demes, a home-away-from-home for parents living far from Montreal whose seriously ill or injured child is receiving care at the Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH). At the launch, Dr. Lucy Opatrny, President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre, thanked the Social Services team at the Montreal Children's Hospital, who will process the requests. Diana D'Addio, Professional Coordinator of Social Services at the MCH, also spoke about the experience of parents who travel from outside the region for their child's treatment. Montreal Gazette, CBC, CTV News, CityNews
Let children play!
Preventing children from taking part in certain outdoor activities for fear of injury is detrimental to their development, according to a new study by the Canadian Pediatric Society. These are good guidelines to accompany parents who are more anxious, believes Dr. Julie St-Pierre, a pediatrician at the Montreal Children's Hospital. TVA Nouvelles
"If my sister made it through, I can too"
Katelyn Harding was diagnosed with the same rare cancer as her sister, just a few months apart. The sarcoma clinic team at Cedars Cancer Center cared for both sisters. MUHC Orthopedic and Oncology Surgeon Dr. Ahmed Aoude performed a highly complex operation on Katelyn, and oncologist Dr. Ramy Saleh took both sisters under his wing. CityNews
Rethinking how we diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Ron Postuma, clinical researcher and movement disorders neurologist, talked to CJAD’S Andrew Carter about his latest study, published in The Lancet Journal, which argues that we need to change the way we classify and diagnose Parkinson's disease.
How to calm restless legs syndrome
Dr. Guy Rouleau, the director of The Neuro, talks to L'Actualité about restless legs syndrome, its causes and how to relieve the symptoms.
Measles on the rise in Europe, under surveillance in Quebec
Although cases of measles are on the rise in Europe, there are few in Quebec. Symptoms are similar to those of other respiratory viruses, which is why it's important to know a child's vaccination coverage when they are seen by a doctor, says Dr. Marie-Astrid Lefebvre, Pediatric Infectiologist and Head of Infection Prevention and Control at the Montreal Children's Hospital. La Presse
Understanding group A streptococcal diseases
A record number of Canadians have been infected with Group A Streptococcus, and some children even died. Why is this happening? Radio-Canada interviwed to Dr. Jesse Papenburg, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and Medical Microbiologist at the Montreal Children's Hospital.