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SickKids identifies one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection

March 1, 2018

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has identified one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection, a type of nontuberculous mycobacterium (“NTM”), likely linked to a heater-cooler device used during a cardiovascular surgery prior to 2016.

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

February 28, 2017

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

March 6, 2017

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) …

Teen girl holds a laptop with the screen facing the camera.

SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye

March 5, 2015

Experts at SickKids have pioneered a novel surgery that restores lost feeling in the eye by transplanting a nerve graft from the patient’s own leg into their eye.

Happy Dietitian's Day! Check out the top 3 nutrition questions our dietitians receive (and their answers)

March 15, 2017

March is Nutrition Month, and a key player in maintaining healthy nutrition is the dietitian. Today, March 15, is Dietitians Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the important role of dietitians across Canada.

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A guiding compass: Social Work program having big impact on families who need help navigating resources

March 15, 2017

Navigating the health-care system can be a daunting task. Here to help navigate the murky waters is Family Resource Coordinator Giulia De Lorenzis.

SickKids contributes to best practice guidelines on caring for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

March 26, 2018

SickKids has contributed to the development of best practice guidelines around a rare disorder affecting one in 2,000 to 3,000 live births: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In cases of CDH, the internal organs in the abdominal cavity push …

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Sinai Health System and The Hospital for Sick Children welcome investment in an Ontario Fetal Centre

March 28, 2018

Pregnant women will now have greater access to world-renowned specialists when their baby in-utero has been diagnosed with a condition that may need medical intervention, with the creation of the Ontario Fetal Centre, a collaboration between Sinai …

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Child Life Specialists make a difference for kids of all ages at SickKids

March 20, 2015

In honour of Child Life week, SickKids, is celebrating the important contribution Child Life staff make to patients of all ages at the hospital.

A woman wearing a SickKids Child Life tshirt and lanyard sites on a bench next to a young girl with an IV

Celebrating 20 years of Telemedicine: How video conferencing technology is redefining the way we care, educate and collaborate at SickKids

April 21, 2016

The Telemedicine Program has helped evolve the way we deliver care at SickKids. The program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has become an integral resource for clinicians.

Katelyn MacNeill in front of a screen working with a patient and mom

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