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Recent News and Media Articles

Reducing Pain During Vaccination. (2015, December). doctorsNS, page 27.

Pediatrician baby whisperer demonstrates how to soothe crying newborn. (2015, December 2). CBC News.

Dal professor partners with parenting website to help ease children’s pain. (2015, October 27). University Affairs.

Using social media to share research results. (2015, September 30). Canada Foundation for Innovation.

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt Launch Marries Science and Media to Benefit Parents. (2015, September 28). IWK Health Centre News.

The Royal Society of Canada welcomes Dr. Christine Chambers to its College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. (2015, September 28). Dalhousie Science News.

Children’s pain expert, YummyMummyClub.ca close 17 year gap in getting info to parents and Remedying Children’s Pain (2015, September 23). CBC News.

Kids’ pain researcher launches social media campaign to connect with parents.  (2015, September 22). Dalhousie University Media Centre.

Dal pain researcher connects with parents over social media. (2015, September 22). Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

It doesn’t have to hurt. (2015, September 18). Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Elliot, G. (2015, September). #ItDoesntHavetoHurt: Can Social Media Help Parents Manage Their Children’s Pain?  [Radio broadcast]. Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC.

Petracek, H. (2015, September). It Doesn’t Have to Hurt. [Television broadcast]. CTV Morning Live Atlantic.

#itdoesnthavetohurt: Using social media to get research evidence about children’s pain to parents. (2015, September 18). [Blog post]. Body in Mind.

Schadelbauer, C. (2015, September 15). Social Media: It Doesn’t Have to Hurt.[Blog post]. The Burness Effect Blog.

Clark, HL. (2015, September). #itdoesnthavetohurt: Using Social Media to Help Manage Children’s Pain. Family Matters, The Chronicle Herald. 

Social Media, Science and Your Health – It Doesn’t Have to Hurt. (2015, September). Royal Society of Canada.

Wong, J. (2015, September 8). IWK research looks at whether social media can help with managing children’s pain. Global News.

Ehm, E. (2015, September 4). YMC Works Launches Innovative Partnership with Pain Researchers. YMC Works.

Baxter, J. (2015, August 27). Housecall focuses on needles. [Television broadcast]. CTV Live at 5 Atlantic.

YummyMummyClub.ca teams up with IWK pain researcher. (2015, August 27). CBC News.

Leung, W. (2015, August). New guidelines help minimize vaccine trauma. The Globe and Mail.

Novotney, A. (2015, August). #itdoesnthavetohurt [Blog post]. American Psychological Association Convention Blog.

“It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” social media initiative. (2015, August 13). American Pain Society News.

Elliot, G. (2015, July 22). “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” Campaign. Pain BC News.

Croucher, C. (2015, July). Innovation Anthology’s interview with Krista Connell of Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation about It Doesn’t Have to Hurt. [Radio broadcast]. CKUA Radio Network.

MacLeod, NL. (2015, June). CBC radio interview and call-in on Maritime Noon about childhood pain. [Radio broadcast]. CBC Radio.

McIntosh, MC. (2015, May). CBC radio interview by Mary-Catherine about needle fears.  [Radio broadcast]. CBC Radio.

Bonoguore, T. (2015, February). Help kids overcome a fear of needles: Simple strategies for every age to help reduce the pain and fear of needles. Today’s Parent Magazine. pp 26-28.

Petracek, H. (2015, January 8). Flu shot fear [Television broadcast]. CTV Morning Live Atlantic.

Bunin, L. (2014, November) Going Viral with virus-prevention messages. Izaak…(magazine). Fall 2014-Winter 2015, pp 18.

Chambers, C.T. (2014, November). How can I make the flu shot less painful for my child? (Ask the Expert). ParentsCanada Magazine.

Dell’Antonia, KJ. (2014, October 1). Surviving shots: 12 tips for parents and kids. The NY Times.

Desjardins, L. (2014, October 1) Children’s pain often undertreated, say experts. Radio Canada International.

Picard, A. (2014, September 30). Why does children’s pain get short shrift? The Globe and Mail.

Rent, S. (2014, September). Make the pain go away. Our Children Magazine. pp. 22-24.

Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. (2014, September 15) Our Faculty: Student educators, clinical physicians and medical researchers. Q&A with Dr. Christine Chambers.

Windsor, H. (2014, September 3) Report card changes and dealing with school stress, as students head back to the classroom. News 95.7.

Dobbin, N., Chambers, C.T., and Fraser, E. (2014, August 29). CBC Information Morning [radio broadcast]. Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK.

Research shows boys and girls respond differently to pain. (2014, May 29). Global News.

IWK investigates how children deal with pain: Research looks at how the reaction of parents to their own pain can influence their children. (2014, May 6). CBC News: Nova Scotia

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt campaign. (2013, November 6). Global News: The Morning News.

Flu shot fears: Easing the anxiety and pain of needles. (October 21-22, 2013). CTV News Atlantic.

Faking It? What to Do If Your Preteen Claims He’s Too Sick for School. (September 2013). Canadian Family.

Colleen Jones interviews Dr. Christine Chambers. (May 16, 2013). CBC News. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILnvkIPQDAA&feature=youtu.be

McMurtry, C.M. (2012, February 21). Needle phobia in childhood linked to future health-care fears.Parent Central 

MacNevin, R. (2011, November 16). Award-winning thesis: Truro native honoured for work in school psychologyTruro Daily News. 

MacPhee, J. (2010, November 19). Team offers options to help kids deal with pain. The Chronicle Herald.

Smulders, M. (2010, July 27). Cool like that. Dal News. 

O’Hanlon, L. (2010, June 22). Soothing words ramp up pain. Discovery News.

IWK Telethon. (2010, June 05-06). Spotlight on Dr. Christine Chambers’ research lab [Television broadcast]. CTV.

Rodrigues, G. & Chambers, C. (2010, May).  Bitter-sweet pill to swallow: Helping children swallow pills. The Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia newsletter.

Clay, R.A. (2010, March) ‘This won’t hurt a bit’ That common phrase belies a grim reality for children: Medical procedures do hurt. Here’s how psychologists are easing pediatric pain, whether acute or chronic,  APA Monitor,  41 ( 3), 36.

La Rose, L. (2009, October 29). Anesthetic creams, distraction among ways to ease pain, anxiety of needles. The Canadian Press. (This article that published in various media outlets last year during the H1N1 outbreak highlights some of the research and knowledge translation work that Dr. Chambers has done in the area of immunization pain management.)

Blackwell. T. (2009, October 26). Doctors question ethics of needles for children. The National Post.

Thomson, A. (2009, July 22). Dalhousie study looks to saliva to guage painMetro News Halifax.

Babies pain response depends on order of shots. (2009, May 05). CTV News.

Gillis, J. (2008, March 1).  Pain Studied from a child’s perspectiveThe Chronicle Herald.

Halifax Daily News (2008, January 04) Distant dads a thing of the past: Dalhousie researcher wants to update research methods to include fathers.” (By Jorge Barrera, Canwest News Services).

National Post (2008, January 04). Dads often left out of studies: research. (CanWest News Services).

Discovery Centre (2007). Emerging Professional – Discovery Award.

Gillis, J.  (2007, July 27). Science of Ouchies Gets $3m: Health research funds to help IWK team study children’s painThe Chronicle Herald

Parenting Magazine (2007, May) Taking the Ouch Out of Shots: Making vaccinations less painful for your child

Health Behavior News Service (2006, Oct 17). Review Opens Bag of Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children’s Shots.