Is your child suffering from constipation?

Is your child suffering from constipation? We want to hear from you!   Your child may be suffering from constipation if they have 2 or more of the following: 2 or fewer poops in the toilet per week (at 4 years of age) Has accidents or stains in his or her underwear Holds his or her poops Hard or painful poops Large poops that plug the toilet Does not have another medical condition that causes constipation   We are currently seeking to interview parents to Continue reading →

Interested in our tool development process?

When it comes to developing our parent tools, we make sure to involve families in the process from start to finish.  This image gives you a snapshot into what our research process looks like for each of the knowledge translation (KT) tools we develop for parents and families. These tools provide evidence-based and easy to understand health information on the symptoms of common pediatric conditions, how to manage them at home, and when to seek care. If you are interested in getting involved in our Continue reading →

Dr. Rachel Flynn awarded 2019 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to ECHO post-doctoral fellow Dr. Rachel Flynn on being awarded one of the 2019 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships! Dr. Flynn is evaluating the sustainability of research-based products used to improve child health. Her fellowship will provide evidence for further research on how to rigorously evaluate sustainability outcomes and develop strategies to use research-based products. Thank you to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute for providing the funding for this fellowship. A huge congratulations to the other recipients (a Continue reading →

Specially Commended – 2018 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is dedicated to developmental, physical and mental well-being throughout the life cycle from a population perspective. Their annual video competition, called IHDCYH Talks, is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s mandate and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.   We are thrilled to announce that our video on ear infections in children was awarded a Special Commendation supported Continue reading →

Dr. Shannon Scott Distinguished Researcher

  Officially announced on September 10, 2018, seven top researchers will be able to take their work in children’s health to the next level, thanks to a $5-million gift from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and support from the University of Alberta & Alberta Health Services. Dr. Shannon Scott and co-investigator Dr. Lisa Hartling are among the seven Distinguished Researchers, and will use their funding to expand their research programs. Dr. Scott and Dr. Hartling work with families of children suffering from acute illnesses that commonly present to the Continue reading →

What to do when your child has croup

  Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. Croup can cause swelling of the upper airways, including the windpipe (trachea), voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. This swelling can lead to a hoarse voice, barky cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. Infections are common in babies and children up to 2 years of age because their airways are smaller, but older children can also get group. Croup is especially common in the fall and winter months, but children can get infected  any time Continue reading →

When to go to the hospital with childhood vomiting and diarrhea

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children, and can cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration). Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through this interactive story book. Throughout the book you can find information on the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of gastroenteritis and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with gastroenteritis. This eBook was created by Continue reading →