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Defying all the textbooks: How SickKids used whole exome sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare condition

February 26, 2021

Isla Simmons, 3, was a medical mystery for the first year of her life. As her family and clinical team navigated a complex journey to identify and treat her rare condition, they ultimately turned to whole exome sequencing, a comprehensive genetic …

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SickKids program reaches milestone with 1,000 kidney transplants and counting

March 11, 2021

The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the …

SickKids and Government of Barbados launch partnership to establish Centre for Paediatric Excellence

February 24, 2020

Over a span of seven years, the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health will work with its partners in Barbados and in the broader region, to establish Barbados as a Centre for Paediatric Excellence.

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Our children are not okay: Health-care leaders in Ontario issue warning and express deep concern about new COVID-19 modelling data

November 21, 2020

New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.

SickKids launches third phase of Choosing Wisely recommendations to curb unnecessary tests and treatments

December 10, 2020

SickKids is launching a third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations to address the potential overuse of tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.

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Dr. Louise Gallagher – Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative

February 14, 2022

SickKids, CAMH and UofT pleased to welcome Dr. Louise Gallagher to leadership roles at each organization.

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

January 10, 2023

The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

Genome-wide sequencing pilot project helps Ontario families get answers

April 26, 2022

Co-led by SickKids and CHEO, Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) seeks to enable precision medicine through timely diagnoses for rare diseases.

Two photos of the same child - one young version and one older version.

SickKids inpatient mental health unit undergoes renovation

May 4, 2022

The renovation, completed in November 2021, provided much-needed environmental upgrades for patients and families

Bright and open waiting room with couches.

Mobilizing mental health access and support in the Emergency Department through social work

March 8, 2023

It’s Social Work Week in Ontario, and across Canada, March is National Social Work Month; David Lubert gives his perspective on practicing social work in the Emergency Department.

Social worker posing for the camera in front of the nursing station, hands in pockets, with Emergency Department in the background.

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