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September 30, 2022

New Indigenous Health Navigator to support culturally safe care for Indigenous children and families

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, SickKids shares its ongoing commitment to reconciliation and introduces their first Indigenous Health Navigator.

September 28, 2022

Announcing The Garron Family Psychosocial Program, providing mental health support to cancer patients and families 

The Psychosocial Program at SickKids, which began in 2019, has refocused its efforts to provide critically important psychosocial care and practical resources for patients with cancer, families and caregivers.

A child holding a plastic model of a liver

September 22, 2022

Landmark SickKids-led study offers new understanding of outcomes for children and youth with Alagille syndrome

In the largest study of its kind, SickKids researchers have described the natural history of Alagille syndrome, providing a more complete picture of how the liver disease progresses in childhood.

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September 22, 2022

Meet the behind-the-scenes team that keeps SickKids ticking

A team of 10 nurses is responsible for ensuring the hospital runs smoothly and safely after hours.

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September 21, 2022

Study pinpoints origin of paediatric brain tumour and shows it may be preventable

An international research team uncovered the first indication that a type of medulloblastoma may be preventable by identifying how and where these tumours develop during human fetal brain development.

September 16, 2022

Practice, practice, practice with our Simulation Program

It’s Health Care Simulation Week! Our Simulation Program has a core operations team with diverse skills ranging from education, evaluation, technical, clinical and administrative expertise.

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September 16, 2022

We’re reaching new heights on the Patient Support Centre!

The Patient Support Centre (PSC) has reached the highest point of construction – a milestone known as “topping off”. The PSC is a critical first step in Project Horizon, SickKids’ campus redevelopment.

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September 16, 2022

Choosing Wisely: SickKids study leads to improved process for diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children

Research shows the implementation of a standardized approach to UTI diagnosis and follow-up reduced misdiagnosis and antibiotic use.

September 8, 2022

SickKids clinicians and researchers receive prestigious national honours

Five SickKids clinicians and researchers receive highly prestigious academic honours for their significant contributions to Canadian health sciences and paediatric medicine.

August 23, 2022

Hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisonings among Canadian children surged after legalization

Unique study from SickKids and The Ottawa Hospital found hospitalizations increased more in jurisdictions where the sale of cannabis edibles was allowed.

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August 16, 2022

Update on liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen for SickKids parents and caregivers

SickKids reminds patients and families about ways to access liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These recommendations are not for the general public.

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August 15, 2022

Single-patient gene therapy clinical trial at SickKids carves a path for Precision Child Health

A SickKids team of doctors and researchers conducted a gene therapy clinical trial for a child with SPG50, one of the first examples of individualized genetic medicine.

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