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Recent News and Media Articles

Using social media partnerships to reach and engage parents about evidence-based pain management for their children: #ItDoesntHaveToHurt. (2017, Spring). Society of Pediatric Psychology’s Progress Notes (p. 14). 

Understanding Pain in Children. (2017, February 21). RELIEF Podcast.

Parents’ Poor Comprehension Tied to More Relapses in Children with Chronic Illness. (2017, February 17). CBC News.

Dal dance party: Maritime Bhangra group’s newest video hits campus. (2017, January 25). Dal News.

#KidsCancerPain Campaign and the Cancer Knowledge Network. (2016, October 6). Childhood Cancer Talk Radio. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Twitter Party Spreads Research On Pediatric Pain Management. (2016, September 22). Marketing Magazine.

It Doesn’t Have To Hurt. (2016, September 15). CTV News Atlantic.

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt. (2016, September 14). Global News Morning.

Child Pain Researchers Team Up With Twitter. (2016, September 14). The Chronicle Herald.

How Can Your Newborn Baby Benefit From Hugging? (2016, July 28). The Baby Post.

Dalhousie University and IWK Study Find Parents and Infants Benefit from Hugging. (2016, July 28). Dal News.

Parents Can Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety From Vaccinations. (2016, July 12). NPR.

Why Aren’t We Managing Children’s Pain? (2016, June 27). The New York Times.

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt. (2016, June 22). Canadian Institute of Health Research.

Helping Students Succeed: Meet This Year’s Dal Teaching Award Winners. (2016, May 11). Dal News.

On Posting Children’s Pictures on Social Media. (May 4, 2016). Jason Osler.

Featured Research: Dr. Christine T. Chambers. (2016, April). Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.

Social Media that Improves Lives: Putting Research into the Hands of Parents. (2016, February 12). Arts and Living, the Chronicle Herald.

From Bridges to Fishes: Government of Canada Announces Six New Canada Research Chairs at Dal. (2016, February 11). Dal News.

Dalhousie Gets $5.7m For Research. (2016, February 9). The Chronicle Herald.

Federal Government Gives Dalhousie $5.7M for Canada Research Chairs. (2016, February 9). Global News.

CBC News: Halifax at 6. (2016, February 9). CBC News. (skip to 10:40).

Pediatrician Baby Whisperer Demonstrates How to Soothe Crying Newborn. (2015, December 2). CBC News.

Paediatric Pain Campaign: It Doesn’t Have To Hurt. (2015, November 13). My Path to Play.

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Pediatric Pain Campaign. (2015, November 11). Child Life Mommy.

Dr. Christine Chambers Hosts Public Forum. (2015, November). Department of Psychiatry’s Headlines.

Dal Professor Partners With Parenting Website to Help Ease Children’s Pain. (2015, October 27). University Affairs.

Celebrating Early-Career Accomplishment: New Dal Members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. (2015, October 1). Dal News.

Healthy Hashtags: 4 Health and Clinical Research Movements Powered Through Twitter. (2015, October 1). Forte Research Systems.

Using Social Media to Share Research Results. (2015, September 30). Canada Foundation for Innovation.

#ItDoesntHavetoHurt: Can Social Media Help Parents Manage Their Children’s Pain? (2015, September 28). Pain Waves Radio By Pain BC.

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

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

Going Viral with Children’s Pain Management. (2015, September 23). Research2Reality.

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 News.

It Doesn’t Have To Hurt. (2015, September 21). CTV Morning Live Atlantic.

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A New Science-Media Partnership is Putting the Best Research About Managing Children’s Pain into the Hands of Parents. (2015, September 18). Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

#itdoesnthavetohurt: Using Social Media to Get Research Evidence About Children’s Pain to Parents. (2015, September 18). Body in Mind.

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

#itdoesnthavetohurt: Using Social Media to Help Manage Children’s Pain. (2015, September 14). Family Matters, the Chronicle Herald.

Pain in Children: About the ‘It Doesn’t Have to Hurt’ Campaign. (2015, September 10). Dr. Paul Christo.

IWK Research Looks at Whether Social Media Can Help with Managing Children’s Pain. (2015, September 8). Global News.

Social Media and Children’s Pain. (2015, September 8). Global News.

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

Dr. Christine Chambers Launches “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” Initiative With Media Partner yummymummyclub.ca. (2015, September). Department of Psychiatry’s Headlines.

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

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt. (2015, September). CTV Morning Live Atlantic.

Scared of Needles? A Parent’s Guide to Making Vaccination Shots Less Painful. (2015, August 28). Today’s Parent.

Housecall Focuses on Needles. (2015, August 27). CTV Live at 5 Atlantic.

YummyMummyClub.ca Teams up with IWK Pain Researcher. (2015, August 27). CBC News.

New Guidelines Help Minimize Vaccine Trauma. (2015, August 24). The Globe and Mail.

“It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” Social Media Initiative. (2015, August 13). American Pain Society News.

Innovation Anthology’s Interview About It Doesn’t Have to Hurt. (2015, July 2). CKUA Radio Network.

Facing Fears. (2015, May). Our Children Magazine.

CBC Radio Interview by Mary-Catherine About Needle Fears. (2015, May). CBC Radio.

Help Kids Overcome a Fear of Needles: Simple Strategies for Every Age to Help Reduce the Pain and Fear of Needles. (2015, January 13). Today’s Parent Magazine.

Flu Shot Fear. (2015, January 8). CTV Morning Live Atlantic.

Teaching Parents About Children’s Pain With Social Media: Work with the Mayday Fellowship. (2015, January). Burness.

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt – Cochrane Author Finds Great Success with YouTube Pain Management Video. (2014, November 17). Canadian Cochrane Centre.

Going Viral with Virus-Prevention Messages. (2014, November). Izaak.

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt – Christine Chambers. (2014). Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation 2013-2014 Annual Report.

Surviving Shots: 12 Tips for Parents and Kids. (2014, October 1). The New York Times.

Children’s Pain Often Undertreated, Say Experts. (2014, October 1). Radio Canada International.

Why Does Children’s Pain Get Short Shrift? (2014, September 30). The Globe and Mail.

Q&A with Dr. Christine Chambers. (2014, September 15). Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine’s Our Faculty.

Report Card Changes and Dealing with School Stress, as Students Head Back to the Classroom. (2014, September 3). News 95.7.

Make the Pain Go Away. (2014, September). Our Children Magazine.

LIFE WITH KIDS: Deal with Kids’ Anxiety About Going Back to School. (2014, August 25). The Chronicle Herald.

Research Shows Boys and Girls Respond Differently to Pain. (2014, May 29). Global News.

IWK Investigates How Children Deal with Pain. (2014, May 6). CBC News: Nova Scotia.

Becoming a Big Brother or Sister. (2014, April 29). Parents Canada.

ACI Pain Management Network Website Helps Youngsters Cope. (2014, April 26). News Corp Australia.

Pain Bytes Website Helps Children with Chronic Pain Share Stories, Learn Strategies for Pain Management. (2014, April 14). ABC.

Distraction, Hypnosis Best Bet for Numbing Needle Pain. (2014, Spring). Izaak.

Needles for Kids ‘Don’t Have to Hurt’ says IWK Campaign. (2014, February 12). CBC News.

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

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

Colleen Jones Interviews Dr. Christine Chambers. (2013, May 16). CBC News.

Pediatric Pain: Canada is a Leader in Pain Research. So Why are Kids Suffering? (2013, January 30). MacLean’s Magazine.

Dal Women of Excellence. (2012, December 4). Dal News.

Helping Babies and Kids Cope with Needles. (2012, October 25). Parents Canada.

Researcher Seeks “Better Nights” on Eve of World Sleep Day. (2012, March 14). Newswise.

Better Nights, Better Days. (2012, March 8). Dal News.

13 Pearls of Wisdom for the Early Career Set. (2011, December). Monitor on Psychology.

Team Offers Options to Help Kids Deal with Pain. (2010, November 19). The Chronicle Herald.

People Who Make a Difference. (2010, September 28). IWK Foundation.

Spotlight on Dr. Christine Chambers’ Research Lab. (2010, June 6). CTV.

‘This Won’t Hurt a Bit’. (2010, March). APA Monitor.

Ways to Ease Needle Pain. (2009, November 23). The Times of India. 

People Avoid H1N1 Shots Due to Fear of Needle. (2009, November 21). The Times of India.

Easing Needle Anxiety. (2009, November 18). Dal News.

Anesthetic Creams, Distraction Among Ways to Ease Pain, Anxiety of Needles. (2009, October 29). The Canadian Press.

Anesthetic Creams Among Ways to Ease Pain of Needles. (2009, October 29). CTV News Toronto.

Doctors Question Ethics of Needles for Children. (2009, October 26). National Post.

Pain Studied from a Child’s Perspective. (2008, March 1). The Chronicle Herald.

Science of Ouchies Gets $3m: Health Research Funds to Help IWK Team Study Children’s Pain. (2007, July 27). The Chronicle Herald.