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National Poison Prevention Week March 18-24, 2018

For Immediate Release – Halifax: Every year the IWK Regional Poison Centre receives about 9,000 telephone calls related to poison information and exposure. Despite the serious nature of many of them, 90 per cent of the home-based calls are resolved without a health care facility visit. Poison Prevention Week is dedicated to raising the awareness of common poison hazards in order to prevent accidental poisons.

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Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist a first for Nova Scotia

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  The addition of a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the IWK is empowering patients and families. Dr. Jordan Sheriko, one of only a handful practicing in the burgeoning field across the country, is the first of his kind in Nova Scotia. Continue Reading

IWK seeing increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Emergency Department

For Immediate Release – Halifax: With the arrival of cold and flu season in Nova Scotia many children are coming to the IWK Emergency Department with cold symptoms with some young infants needing to be admitted because of trouble breathing. 

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