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March 6, 2017

Teens ‘take charge’ with new online program for kids and teens with arthritis

In an effort to help teens with junvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) better manage their arthritis and improve their transition to adult health care, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jennifer Stinson at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) developed an online program called ‘Teens Taking Charge: Managing JIA Online Program.'

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February 28, 2017

Just in time for Rare Disease Day: New SickKids/UHN clinic for EDS patients officially opens

Today is Rare Disease Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of rare diseases on the lives of patients and families. Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and other rare diseases now have improved access to coordinated care.

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February 16, 2017

Use of electronic medical records may result in better tracking of childhood obesity rates, new study finds

An Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.

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February 3, 2017

Statement regarding international patients and U.S. travel restrictions

We have recently become aware of families who have been impacted by decisions taken in the US. We empathize with the families who find themselves in this difficult situation.

December 12, 2016

Topical cream lessens pain in infants receiving vaccinations, study shows

Research led by SickKids has found that liposomal lidocaine, a topical pain cream, is an effective method to reduce pain in infants receiving vaccination injections.

December 1, 2016

This World AIDS Day SickKids celebrates the success of HIV prevention initiatives

On World AIDS Day, SickKids celebrates the advances in treatment and care of children, youth and adults with HIV, particularly the prevention of vertical transmission from pregnant women to their babies.

November 7, 2016

Walking alongside: Complex Care Program celebrates 10 years of caring for SickKids’ most medically fragile patients

Over the past 10 years the Complex Care Program at SickKids has been caring for hundreds of children and families as they navigate not just their health care needs but all aspects of life with medical complexity.

October 25, 2016

Autism Awareness Month: SickKids improves care for kids with autism

For Autism Awareness Month, we talked to a SickKids expert, Dr. Barbara Muskat, Director of Social Work at SickKids, on why we need to be more sensitive and accommodating to our patients with unique needs.

October 19, 2016

Spiritual and religious care and beyond: How the chaplaincy team cares for SickKids

This week is Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week and we’re putting the spotlight on chaplains at SickKids to show the many ways they support patients, families and staff.

October 7, 2016

SickKids celebrates 30 years of liver transplantation

As home to the largest paediatric liver transplant program in Canada and one of the largest in North America, SickKids has performed more than 530 liver transplants over the past three decades with unsurpassed success and long-term survival in North America.

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October 7, 2016

'We're not going to compete on safety': Canadian paediatric health centres collaborate on journey to eliminating preventable harm

Over fifty representatives from paediatric health-care centres across Canada gathered at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL) for the first Canadian regional meeting of members of the Children's Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) collaborative.

September 28, 2016

First-in-Canada CLIMB program helps kids and teens take steps to holistic care for their minds and hearts

The first of its kind in Canada, the Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) program provides comprehensive mental health care for paediatric depression, while also screening for risk factors that may result in serious heart and related health problems as the patient grows up.

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