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Putting smiles on the faces of patients and families at IWK Health - Smilezone Foundation revitalizes several busy children’s clinics and family newborn lounge

Halifax, NS - Some of IWK Health’s patients and families have been given a new reason to smile. On Wednesday, October 6th, IWK Health officially opened four new Smilezones at the IWK. Continue Reading

Child Safety Link launches new car seat videos for families in 9 languages

Halifax, NS—September 19-25 is Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) in Atlantic Canada. This week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of safely transporting children, as motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children in Canada. This year, Child Safety Link is launching new videos to help families find car seat and booster seat information in an accessible way. 

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IWK approach to treating preterm infants with PDA being studied across North America

For immediate release – September 2, 2021

Halifax -IWK Health is reporting the first use of high dose ibuprofen in North America to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) a common heart problem which occurs most often in extremely premature infants. In a paper published in the Journal of Perinatology the treatment shows a 21 per cent reduction in the need for the risky heart surgery. 

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