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Although colder weather is linked to lower levels of physical activity, changing seasons provide unique opportunities to be active. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Keeping kids active despite the weather: Promoting outdoor activity all year round

Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here's how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
A lot of people have spent a very long time wondering what causes cancer – and scientists still can’t say for certain why an individual person might have it. Marina del Castell/Flickr

Curious Kids: Why do people get cancer?

I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
Impetigo happens when itching causes the skin to break and let in disease-causing bacteria. from shutterstock.com

Why simple school sores often lead to heart and kidney disease in Indigenous children

While school sores – or impetigo – is a treatable condition, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious illness such as kidney and heart disease.
For many parents, it’s the haul of gummy worms, licorice, chocolate bars and other high-sugar candies that their kids bring home – not the ghouls and zombies – that is terrifying about Halloween. (Shutterstock)

How to avoid a Halloween sugar disaster

Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Repeated ear infections and prolonged episodes of glue ear can result in permanent hearing loss. from shutterstock.com

My child has glue ear – what do I do?

Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
There are a number of reasons some children struggle to walk with a flat foot. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What it means when kids walk on their toes

Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot on the ground. This should be checked out by a health professional.
Dysplasia of the hips is more likely where they baby has less space - like when they come out upside down (breech). from www.shutterstock.com.au

Is hip dysplasia in my newborn something to worry about?

Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a chronic condition present from early childhood which can cause permanent disability if not identified and treated early.

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