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A taste of the outside world: How music therapy makes baby Henry smile<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/henry1.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A taste of the outside world: How music therapy makes baby Henry smileBaby Henry is almost seven months old but he’s spent his entire life in hospital.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-taste-of-the-outside-world-how-music-therapy-makes-baby-henry-smile2019-03-12T07:00:00Z
The family who eats together, thrives together<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/meal%20time2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The family who eats together, thrives together​Healthy eating habits begin at home - and it starts from an earlier age than you might think. For Nutrition Month, BC Children’s Hospital shares tips on how parents and caregivers can encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-family-who-eats-together-thrives-together2019-03-08T08:00:00Z
BC Children's Hospital staff share what inspires them<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1085682140.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Children's Hospital staff share what inspires themTo mark International Women's Day, two long-service women at BC Children's tell us about their roles.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/women-at-bc-childrens-share-what-inspires-them2019-03-08T08:00:00Z
Teaming up for strong outcomes for pediatric surgical patients<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/paediatric%20spinal%20team.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teaming up for strong outcomes for pediatric surgical patientsIt is often said that “teamwork makes a dream work.” This description perfectly captures the spirit of the Pediatric Spinal Surgical team at BC Children’s Hospital, a high-functioning team who achieves incredible results with its young patients.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/teaming-up-for-strong-outcomes-for-paediatric-surgical-patients2019-03-06T08:00:00Z
Preventing the spread of measles<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/measles.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preventing the spread of measlesDue to recent cases of measles in Vancouver, BC Children’s Hospital is providing advice on what to do if you are concerned that your child has been exposed to measles. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/potential-measles-exposure2019-02-15T08:00:00Z
Beyond picky eating: Helping kids with eating disorders<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-905799286.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Beyond picky eating: Helping kids with eating disordersEating disorders are often misunderstood, complex illnesses that if left untreated can have very serious and harmful effects on children, young people and their families. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/beyond-picky-eating-helping-kids-with-eating-disorders2019-02-06T08:00:00Z
Every second counts: how CPR and AEDs can make a difference between life and death<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/dilshaan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Every second counts: how CPR and AEDs can make a difference between life and deathDilshaan Dhaliwal is your average 13-year-old. He spends his days in school studying science, English and social studies and his free time playing basketball and soccer. But these days, he doesn’t take any of these activities for granted.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/every-second-counts-how-cpr-and-aeds-can-make-a-difference-between-life-and-death2019-02-05T08:00:00Z
How a BC Children’s nurse works to protect children from burns<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/NNPBC%20Award%20Night%20(low%20res)%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How a BC Children’s nurse works to protect children from burnsYou could say Frances MacDougall found her life’s calling at an earlier age than most.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-a-bc-children’s-nurse-works-to-protect-children-from-burns2019-01-31T08:00:00Z
Bell Let’s Talk Day - How to talk to your child about their mental health<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1011194606.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bell Let’s Talk Day - How to talk to your child about their mental healthParents of teenagers know that it can sometimes be hard to connect with them. Between school, friends, hobbies, technology and normal teen moodiness - it’s easy to feel like you’re not getting the chance to talk, even about everyday things.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bell-let’s-talk-day-how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-their-mental-health2019-01-30T08:00:00Z
This year’s flu shot substantially more effective than last year’s<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Baby%20smile.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />This year’s flu shot substantially more effective than last year’sIf your child hasn’t received the flu shot yet, now is the time to get one. The flu season is far from over and researchers say the 2018/19 influenza vaccine is offering much better protection than previous years.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/family-immunization-clinic-heads-into-second-flu-season2019-01-28T08:00:00Z

 


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