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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt video available in new languages!

January 15th, 2018

The #ItDoesntHaveToHurt video, “Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles” is available in new languages, including Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish! Click here to watch the video on YouTube. Activate the closed captioning on YouTube to view subtitles in many languages. Thank...

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Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award

November 30th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Chambers who was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award from the Canadian Pain Society. Click here to learn more.

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Give us a "Thumbs Up"

November 7th, 2017

We are honoured to have two videos in this year’s CIHR video competition: “What This Mom Learned about Emergency Room Pain Management“, which is part of our #ItDoesntHaveToHurt research “Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids“, part of our #KidsCancerPain research A portion of the...

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Announcing our robot's new name....

October 4th, 2017

Thanks to Global Halifax for having two members of our team, LeAnne Revell (Research in Medicine student) and Dr. Jennifer Parker (Research Associate) on the morning news to announce our robot’s new name live, as chosen and voted on by...

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CAPHC Award for Individual Leadership

September 13th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Chambers who will recieve the Award for Individual Leadership from the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres.  The award was created to recognize outstanding leadership by an individual who has dedicated their career to making a...

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The Parenting Show

August 20th, 2017

Dr. Christine Chambers was featured alongside Erica Ehm from on The Parenting Show with Pina Crispo. Click here to listen to the podcast!

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We need your help! Our new friend needs a name!

July 25th, 2017

Check out our Facebook page to meet our new friend who will be spending time in the blood collection lab at the IWK Health Centre. There is bit of a problem… our friend doesn’t have a name! We need YOUR help to...

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April 19th, 2017

Une nouvelle vidéo sur YouTube à l’intention des parents: Ça n’a pas besoin de faire mal – Conseils pour aider les enfants à recevoir une piqûre Combien de fois vos enfants ont-ils été troublés par le fait d’aller chez...

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Twitter Canada

December 19th, 2016

On September 15, 2016 the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt team partnered with Twitter Canada for the unique opportunity to host a twitter party at the Twitter Canada headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. Click to view the event report.

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