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Scared of needles? A parent’s guide to making vaccination shots less painful

November 30, 2021 by Claire Gagne

via Today's Parent

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  • Needle Pain,

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How can we make vaccinations less painful for kids?

November 25, 2021 by Dr. Brian Goldman

via The Dose (CBC Radio)

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  • SKIP,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia,

  • Needle Pain,

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How do you make vaccinations hurt less for kids? Health-care experts share their tips

November 24, 2021 by White Coat, Black Art (Dr. Brian Goldman)

via CBC Radio

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  • COVID-19,

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Freaked out by needles? How to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine

November 25, 2021 by CBC Kids

via CBC Kids News

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Tips to comfort your kid's needle nervousness before the COVID-19 shot

November 22, 2021 by Sarah Plowman

via CTV News Atlantic

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Dr. Christine Chambers: ‘All parents want to do the right thing’ on vaccines for their children

November 18, 2021 by Yvette D'Entremont

via Halifax Examiner

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Childhood vaccination is a pathway out of the pandemic and parents should embrace it

November 15, 2021 by André Picard

via The Globe and Mail

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  • COVID-19,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia,

  • Needle Pain

How to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine for kids as pain-free as possible

November 14, 2021 by Erin Anderssen

via The Globe and Mail

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  • COVID-19,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia,

  • Needle Pain

Nova Scotia pharmacies prep for kids' COVID-19 vaccinations

November 4, 2021 by John McPhee

via Saltwire

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  • COVID-19

Ask an expert: Christine Chambers on preparing children for COVID vaccination

November 4, 2021 by Sophia Gillsi

via Dal News

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  • Needle Fear/Phobia

How can you make your child’s covid-19 vaccination hurt less?

November 2, 2021 by Victoria Forster

via Forbes

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  • Needle Fear/Phobia,

  • Needle Pain,

  • SKIP,

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Two Dalhousie researchers inducted into prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 13, 2021 by Alison Auld

via Dal News

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How can I overcome my fear of needles to get a COVID-19 vaccination?

March 19, 2021 by Paul Taylor

via the Globe and Mail

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  • Needle Pain,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia,

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Halifax network moves pain-management research to front lines of global health care

February 18, 2021 by Sara Ericsson

via The Chronicle Herald

  • SKIP

Including people with lived experience of pain in the research process: Do it early and often

December 17, 2020 by Kayt Sukel

via RELIEF

  • #KidsCancerPain,

  • Patient Engagement

Chronic pain in kids is more common than you think.

April 30, 2020 by Raina Delisle

via Today's Parent

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  • SKIP,

  • Chronic Pain

COVID-19 hits pain research labs hard

April 29, 2020 by Stephani Sutherland

via Pain Research Forum

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  • Women in science,

  • SKIP

Profile: Christine Chambers

March 6, 2020 by Rebecca Akkermans

via Lancet Child Adolescent Health

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  • SKIP,

  • Patient Engagement

The culture of research: “A shocking portrait” calls for immediate change

February 24, 2020 by Kayt Sukel

via Pain Research Forum

  • Women in science

Understanding pain through lived experience

December 4, 2019 by Stephani Sutherland

via RELIEF

  • #KidsCancerPain

Manulife Science & Technology Awards

November 20, 2020 by WXN

via Financial Post

Pain rescue team helps seriously ill kids cope in terrible times

August 5, 2019 by Alison Kodjak

via NPR

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Solutions for Kids in Pain: The Power of Partnerships to Mobilize Research Knowledge for Children's Pain Management

July 15, 2019 by Dr. Joe Tatta & Dr. Christine Chambers

via Integrative Pain Science Institute, Healing Pain Podcast

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  • SKIP

We need to make it easier for parents to vaccinate their children

May 27, 2019 by Raymonde Gagne & Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia

via Ottawa Citizen

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Halifax researcher launches national program to help kids manage pain.

March 13, 2019 by vette d’Entremont

via The Star

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  • SKIP

Just add social media: Pediatric pain researcher takes science to parents to make an impact

March 11, 2019 by Dalhousie University

via Dalhousie University

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  • SKIP

Ensuring that pain research makes a difference

March 4, 2019 by Valerie Hruschak

via Pain Research Forum

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Disseminate your research, collaborate outside your field, and speak up for women: A conversation with Christine Chambers

February 14, 2019 by Amanda Stone

via Pain Research Forum

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  • Women in science

International day of women and girls in science

February 11, 2019 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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  • Women in science

Helping children conquer chronic pain

January 21, 2019 by Perri Klass, M.D.

via The New York Times

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Chronic Illness,

  • Chronic Pain

Taking the pain out of children’s shots

January 14, 2019 by Perri Klass, M.D.

via The New York Times

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Needle Pain,

  • Hospital,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia

Managing children’s pain after surgery

January 7, 2019 by Perri Klass, M.D.

via The New York Times

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  • Surgery,

  • Hospital

Minding the gaps: Meet Dalhousie's new public scholars

November 26, 2018 by Andrew Riley

via Dal News

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: Making a difference for children

November 19, 2018 by Canadian Institutes for Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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  • Chronic Pain,

  • Needle Pain,

  • Patient Engagement

Fear the flu shot? How 'avoidance behaviour' can impact public health

November 5, 2018 by Marie-Claude Grégoire

via CBC News

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  • Needle Pain,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia

IWK psychologist receives Merck Patients First Award

July 16, 2018 by Stephen Ayre

via The Chronicle Herald

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Patient Engagement

Dr. Christine Chambers is putting her research on managing children's pain into the hands of parents

May 28, 2018 by UBC Department of Psychology

via University of British Columbia

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Christine Chambers: Research doesn’t have to hurt

March 28, 2018 by Patient Critical Co-op

via Patient Critical Co-op

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Patient Engagement

How to prepare for your kid's first hospital visit

March 1, 2018 by Sydney Loney

via Today's Parent

  • Hospital,

  • Surgery

Dalhousie University study shows siblings influence child’s pain experience

February 24, 2018 by John McPhee

via The Chronicle Herald

  • Needle Pain,

  • Siblings,

  • Chronic Pain

That's inspiring

November 2, 2017 by Peter Harrison

via I Heart Radio

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Needle Pain

We unveil the name of the IWK Robot

October 4, 2017 by Global News Morning

via Global News

  • B-Positive

Faking it? What to do if your preteen claims she’s too sick for school.

September 1, 2017 by Wendy Glauser

via Canadian Family

  • Faking Pain

Opinion: Reinvest in research, for Canada and Nova Scotia

September 14, 2017 by Richard Florizone, Dale Keefe, and Rob Summerby-Murray

via Chronicle Herald

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

August 15, 2017 by Pina Crispo

via The Parenting Show

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The Sheldon MacLeod Show

July 26, 2017 by Sheldon MacLeod

via News 95.7

  • B-Positive

IWK researchers introduce robot helper for blood collection clinic in Halifax

July 25, 2017 by Global News

via Global News

  • B-Positive

It Doesn't Have to Hurt. Celebrating health research

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Pain in children with cancer: Myths, management, and the family context

June 4, 2017 by Alison Twycross with Roses Parker & Perri Tutelman

via Evidence-Based Nursing Blog

  • #KidsCancerPain

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Preliminary findings from a science-media partnership for improved knowledge translation in child health

May 10, 2017 by Dr. Christine Chambers, Erica Ehm, & Isabel Jordan

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Now, more than ever, we need a national vaccination plan

May 8, 2017 by Andre Picard

via The Globe and Mail

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia,

  • Needle Pain

Needle fear and insulin self-injection

March 1, 2017 by Kristen Higgins & Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Nurse

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia

Peur des piqûres et auto-injection d’insuline

March 1, 2017 by Kristen Higgins & Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Nurse

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • #PasBesoinDeFaireMal,

  • Needle Fear/Phobia

Understanding pain in children: A podcast with Christine Chambers

February 21, 2017 by Relief Staff

via RELIEF Podcast

Parents' poor comprehension tied to more relapses in children with chronic illness

February 17, 2017 by CBC News

via CBC News

  • Chronic Illness

Parents, clinicians have limited options to alleviate pain of needles for babies

December 12, 2016 by Andre Picard

via The Globe and Mail

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Needle Pain

Tips on discussing the teachers’ dispute with your children

December 6, 2016 by Heather Laura Clarke

via The Chronicle Herald

Some protection from the flu is better than none at all

November 20, 2016 by Andre Picard

via The Globe and Mail

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

House call: Chronic pain

October 17, 2016 by CTV News Atlantic

via CTV News Atlantic

  • Chronic Pain

#KidsCancerPain interview with Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Jennifer Stinson

October 6, 2016 by Janet Demeter

via Childhood Cancer Talk Radio Podcast

  • #KidsCancerPain

Twitter party spreads research on pediatric pain management

September 22, 2016 by Danny Kucharsky

via Marketing

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

It Doesn't Have To Hurt

September 15, 2016 by CTV News Atlantic

via CTV News Atlantic

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt 2nd Twitter Party

September 15, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Erica Ehm

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt Twitter Canada Party

September 15, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Erica Ehm

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

September 14, 2016 by Global News Morning

via Global News Morning

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Child pain researchers team up with Twitter

September 14, 2016 by Heather Laura Clarke

via The Chronicle Herald

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

If I was boss of our healthcare system this is how I'd help busy moms

August 4, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via YummyMummyClub.ca

Introducing "Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids"

July 15, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • #KidsCancerPain

Parents can help reduce pain and anxiety from vaccinations

July 12, 2016 by Laurel Dalrymple

via NPR

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids

July 12, 2016 by Perri Tutelman, Dr. Christine Chambers, & Dr. Jennifer Stinson

via Body In Mind

  • #KidsCancerPain

Why aren't we managing children's pain?

June 27, 2016 by Rachel Peachman

via The New York Times

  • Needle Pain,

  • Chronic Pain,

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

It Doesn't Have to Hurt

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

How does parents’ chronic pain affect their children?

May 6, 2016 by Kristen Higgins

via Body In Mind

  • Chronic Pain

We’re reaching millions of parents online with #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

March 11, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

IWK pediatric research looks at links between siblings and pain

March 3, 2016 by Carsten Knox

via CBC News

  • Siblings,

  • Needle Pain,

  • Chronic Pain

Breaking the habit: nail biting, thumb sucking and more

February 19, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chronicle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

Social media that improves lives: Putting research into the hands of parents

February 12, 2016 by The Chronicle Herald

via The Chronicle Herald

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It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A Science-Media Partnership for Improved Knowledge Translation in Child Health

January 27, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Erica Ehm

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: A First Quarter Summary

January 8, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Talking to your kids about scary things

December 18, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chronicle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

It Doesn't Have to Hurt - CAPHC Pain Community of Practice Presentation

December 17, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Pediatrician baby whisperer demonstrates how to soothe crying newborn

December 2, 2015 by CBC News

via CBC News

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt,

  • Needle Pain

Reducing pain during vaccination

December 1, 2015 by Dr. Robert Strang & Dr. Christine Chambers

via DoctorsNS

  • Needle Pain

DalPower: Christine Chambers

November 30, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Dalhousie University

Does your toddler prefer one parent over the other?

November 23, 2015 by Amy Bielby

via ParentsCanada

It doesn't have to hurt: Pediatric pain campaign

November 11, 2015 by Shani Thornton

via Child Life Mommy

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Social Media and #ChildHealth: Successes and Challenges

November 4, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Michele Dyson

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Dal professor partners with parenting website to help ease children's pain

October 27, 2015 by Karen Birchard

via University Affairs

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

How Would You Deal With a Fearful Child? A Case Resolution

September 25, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Ross Anderson

via Canadian Dental Association

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

September 23, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: Using Social Media to Get Research Evidence About Children’s Pain to Parents

September 18, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Body In Mind

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Announcing the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt Social Media Initiative!

August 11, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Vaccination Pain Management

May 6, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Denise Harrison

Vaccination Pain Management in Children

May 3, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Denise Harrison

It doesn't have to hurt

January 18, 2014 by Dr. Christine Chambers

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Useable Evidence for Procedure Pain Management in Children

January 14, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

Changing the Way We Care for Children in Pain: Pain in Child Health Program

October 2, 2014 by Dr. Christine Chambers & colleagues

How would you deal with a fearful child? A case resolution

September 25, 2015 by Chambers, C.T. & Anderson, R.

Pediatric Pain Scientists Say: #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

September 23, 2015 by Pakuolka, M.

via Body In Mind

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