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Medical Students Mentor the Next Generation of Runners with Kids’ Run Club

For the past few months, medical students from Dalhousie University have been lacing up their sneakers to help coach Kids’ Run Clubs at schools across Halifax. At Westmount Elementary, medical students Louis Martin, Kirsten Weagle, Emily Sheppard and Brandon Scott […]

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Blue Nose Marathon: 15 Years Strong

Dubbed “the people’s marathon,” the Blue Nose Marathon has been welcoming runners of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to Halifax for 15 years. From the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run to the full marathon (with plenty of options in between), there’s lots of excitement […]

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Medical students in action: Alison Spurr and Kids’ Run Club

Before she’d even learned to walk herself, Dalhousie Medical School student Alison Spurr’s 11-month-old daughter helped dozens of kids learn to run. During Ms. Spurr’s maternity leave, she and her daughter participated in a program called Roots of Empathy. Their visits to […]

Permalink to Why Your Kids Probably Need More Sleep

Why Your Kids Probably Need More Sleep

  Have you noticed how easily kids go to sleep after playing in a basketball tournament or spending an afternoon riding bikes with friends? Or how they seem more restless, agitated or hyperactive at bedtime after a movie marathon on […]