Category Archives: children

The Maternity Centre of Hamilton: Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Today on HJR, we’re featuring a unique and fascinating obstetrical health resource in our community. It is well established that receiving adequate prenatal care is an important determinant of health for both mom and baby. According to the Hamilton Spectator and … Continue reading

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Our Moms Need Help Too

Two of the UN’s Millennium Development goals for 2015 are to improve maternal and child health.  We often associate these goals with developing countries, but do we ever think about the barriers facing mothers and children right here in Hamilton? … Continue reading

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Childhood obesity in Canada: a spooky subject

Trick or Treat! On Halloween night, thousands of kids all across Canada dress up in costume, with empty bags and pillowcases in hand. They speed from house to house, collecting as many sugary treats as they can carry.   For kids, … Continue reading

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Custody battles, child casualties

When spouses go to battle (in court), children are often casualties – even when both parents have the noblest intentions. Children are particularly vulnerable to disruptions in their access to necessities like health care, proper nutrition, and a stable emotional … Continue reading

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