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Through cancer diagnosis and treatment - Alia says "just keep smiling"<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/collage%20(5).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Through cancer diagnosis and treatment - Alia says "just keep smiling"In the days leading up to April 13, 2018, 16-year-old Alia of Nanaimo BC, recalls how her right arm felt brittle and weak, a feeling that she, and many teens her age, could likely brush off as growing pains. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/through-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment-alia-says-"just-keep-smiling"2018-09-18T07:00:00Z
Back-to-school series: School stress keeping you up? Tips to get the ZZZ’s you need<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/aaaaaaaa.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Back-to-school series: School stress keeping you up? Tips to get the ZZZ’s you needWhen you're in school, life can get busy. Exams, homework assignments, organized sports and commitments to friends and family can add up. And sometimes, counting sheep doesn't do the trick.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/back-to-school-series-homework-keeping-you-up-tips-to-get-the-z’s-you-need2018-08-29T07:00:00Z
Make immunization a part of your back-to-school planning<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/infographic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Make immunization a part of your back-to-school planningWith the beginning of the school year now upon us, BC Children’s Hospital Family Immunization Clinic encourages parents and caregivers to make immunization a part of their back-to-school planning. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/make-immunization-a-part-of-your-back-to-school-planning2018-08-28T07:00:00Z
BC wildfire support: tips to ease stress<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/wildfire-support-tips-to-ease-stress-for-families/ThinkstockPhotos-603910312.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC wildfire support: tips to ease stressOur hearts go out to all individuals and families affected by the BC wildfires. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/wildfire-support-tips-to-ease-stress-for-families2018-08-23T07:00:00Z
Sunny Hill volunteer gives 15,500-plus hours of service over nearly 60 years<img alt="" height="223" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1AR.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Sunny Hill volunteer gives 15,500-plus hours of service over nearly 60 yearshttp://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/sunny-hill-volunteer-gives-15-500-plus-hours-of-service-over-nearly-60-years2018-08-22T07:00:00Z
Back-to-school series: Is your mind full? Try mindfulness<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/amindful.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Back-to-school series: Is your mind full? Try mindfulnessExams, homework, deadlines…oh my! While life as a student can be full of new challenges, experiences and fun, it can also come with increased stress levels.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/is-your-mind-full-try-mindfulness2018-08-22T07:00:00Z
Healthy bodies & minds - boosting resiliency in students<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/abts.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Healthy bodies & minds - boosting resiliency in studentsThe back-to-school season is upon us, and students of all ages are getting ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new school year. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/healthy-bodies-minds-boosting-resiliency-in-students2018-08-21T07:00:00Z
Be water safe this summer<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/DgeBuNnX0AA1PXi.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Be water safe this summerDid you know that a child can drown in as little as five centimetres of water? During the summer months parents/caregivers should pay close attention to children, especially when they are in or around water. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/be-water-safe-this-summer2018-07-24T07:00:00Z
Dr. Christine Loock receives a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction AwardDr. Christine Loock receives a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction AwardCongratulations to Dr. Christine Loock, BC Children’s Hospital, for being awarded a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Health & Wellness category.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-christine-loock-receives-a-2018-ywca-women-of-distinction-award2018-06-14T07:00:00Z
Blood donation helps give kids at BC Children’s second chance at life<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Jay2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Blood donation helps give kids at BC Children’s second chance at lifeA kid of many talents, 11-year-old Jay is active in all types of sports and a lover of arts and music. From Victoria BC, he enjoys drawing, playing the piano, kayaking, soccer and is also a competitive swimmer. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/blood-donation-helps-give-kids-at-bc-children’s-second-chance-at-life2018-06-13T07:00:00Z

 


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