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Past news - 2014

Meet the winners of the SickKids Humanitarian Awards
Monday, December 29, 2014

Ten good reasons to celebrate 2014 at SickKids
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SickKids team awarded grant to study causes of inflammation in chronic diseases like IBD and arthritis in children
Monday, December 22, 2014

In the Fold: New Drug Target Discovered
Monday, December 22, 2014

Toronto mayor lends a hand at NEWSTALK 1010 radiothon
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sydney’s first Christmas: Photos with Santa in the NICU at SickKids
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bereaved families find comfort and support at the SickKids Candle Lighting Service
Friday, December 12, 2014

SickKids toy donations now closed
Friday, December 12, 2014

SickKids’ Emergency Department prepares for the busy holiday season
Thursday, December 11, 2014

SickKids one of the best places to work in Toronto
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Boys from Mongolia are active, healthy
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

First patients at SickKids undergo innovative targeted radiation therapy
Monday, December 8, 2014

Terrace Café awarded Feast ON certification; joins ranks of top Ontario restaurants
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebrating five years of partnership with Pro Bono Law Ontario
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Marking World AIDS Day Dec. 1
Monday, December 1, 2014

Beyond the stigma – SickKids Café Scientifique sheds light on the science behind mental health
Monday, December 1, 2014

Toronto scientists deepen our understanding of cancer
Friday, November 28, 2014

Rossant is interim leader of new Ontario institute tackling costly degenerative diseases
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Small ideas, big results: SickKids hosts its second annual Innovation Expo
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SickKids study finds clinical pattern that may promote early diagnosis of rare lung disease
Monday, November 24, 2014

SickKids celebrates children’s rights
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Historic $130 million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Thursday, November 20, 2014

SickKids-UHN partnership brings cloud technology to health care
Monday, November 17, 2014

From mice to yeast: new network to use model organisms to study rare disease
Monday, November 17, 2014

Bonnie Stevens receives 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation Award
Monday, November 17, 2014

SickKids contributes to first-ever Global Nutrition Report to provide comprehensive narrative on levels of malnutrition across the world
Friday, November 14, 2014

SickKids wins top workplace award
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Shift-change handoff program enhances communication, reduces risk of injury due to medical error by 30 per cent: new study
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Helping Kids Cope: Suicide and Self Harm
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Housekeeper for the Day: Staff learn about infection prevention
Thursday, October 30, 2014

SickKids ophthalmologist uses telemedicine to screen for serious eye disease
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SickKids organizes world’s largest paediatric cancer meeting
Monday, October 27, 2014

SickKids showcases collaboration
Monday, October 27, 2014

Dr. Sharon Dell receives NIH grant to continue rare airway disease research
Friday, October 24, 2014

SickKids scientist uses zebrafish to better understand causes of scoliosis
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Compassion is key: Sherri Adams and team receive grant for care mapping
Friday, October 10, 2014

Dr. Vicky Ng develops quality of life measure for liver transplant recipients
Friday, October 10, 2014

SickKids statement: Enterovirus D68
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SickKids supports continued efforts to save the lives of children and mothers
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Night to Remember: Music legend to attend gala showcasing SickKids International work in Greece
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ronald McDonald House Toronto opens Family Room at SickKids
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Germany’s Daniela Schadt visits SickKids
Monday, September 29, 2014

SickKids scientist Stephen Scherer named 2014 “Nobel-class” Citation Laureate
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hutchison and team receive Canada Brain Research Fund grant
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Gilgan Centre: One year later
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

25 years later: the impact of the cystic fibrosis gene discovery
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Genetic testing uncovers unknown autoinflammatory disorder in SickKids patient, leads to successful targeted therapy: new research
Monday, September 15, 2014

SickKids researchers explore new treatment for heart condition
Monday, September 15, 2014

It’s asthma time for children
Thursday, September 11, 2014

New paths for cancer research
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SickKids contributes to first International Standards to assess fetal growth and newborn size worldwide
Friday, September 5, 2014

SickKids Got Talent: Patients entertain at opening of international conference
Friday, September 5, 2014

Low-fat or low-carb diet? Study shows branded diets have similar level of effectiveness
Friday, September 5, 2014

SickKids study finds genetic changes that increase susceptibility to IBD in infants and young children
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SickKids creates app for dosing pain medication in children
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Inaugural Sickle Cell/Thalassemia transition clinic helps patients prepare for adult care
Monday, August 18, 2014

North American first in children: SickKids doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Scientists uncover another clue to how and where memory is formed
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Challenge accepted: Inaugural SickKids Innovation Challenge a huge success!
Thursday, July 31, 2014

OASIS marks a decade of success in asthma surveillance
Friday, July 25, 2014

Join the conversation: Help us plan for the future of SickKids!
Thursday, July 17, 2014

SickKids teens enjoy prom-inspired party with Arabian Night theme
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SickKids celebrates Caribbean partnership
Friday, July 11, 2014

Socioeconomic status does not impact surgical wait times for kids in Ontario, SickKids study says
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Joint Statement from The Hospital for Sick Children and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SickKids supports the global newborn and child health agenda with launch of Every Newborn Action Plan and Countdown to 2015 report
Monday, June 30, 2014

Hospitalized babies achieve developmental “firsts” through SickKids Beanstalk Program
Friday, June 27, 2014

Early combination treatment in HIV-infected infants may reduce virus to undetectable levels – but still too soon to say cure, says Canadian study
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Low risk of long-term health problems in adult survivors of childhood leukemia: SickKids-led study
Monday, June 23, 2014

Attendance up at Sibling Appreciation and Education Day
Friday, June 20, 2014

SickKids celebrates WorldPride
Friday, June 20, 2014

Current treatments miss slowly-dividing cancer cells, risking fatal relapse of childhood brain tumour, SickKids-led study finds
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dedicated streetcar lane decreases pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions by almost 50 per cent, SickKids study says
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bonnie Stevens receives CNA award for excellence in nursing research
Thursday, June 19, 2014

SickKids expert leads editorial calling for paediatric cancer to be made a global child health priority
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A “live-fire” exercise in landing a Principal Investigator job
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SickKids scientists uncover possible genetic cause for leukemia spread to brain
Monday, June 16, 2014

Mary Jo Haddad receives two honorary degrees
Friday, June 13, 2014

SickKids PACT connects and gives support to bereaved families at inaugural family day event
Friday, June 6, 2014

SickKids scientist Dr. Anna Taddio honoured with the Pfizer Research Career Award
Friday, June 6, 2014

SickKids study shows how the brain creates the “big picture” by amalgamating memories over time
Friday, June 6, 2014

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Week at SickKids
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SickKids receives CIO 100 Award for effective and innovative use of IT
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Study finds life-threatening drug reactions carry high risk of recurrence
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SickKids researchers show tiny magnets can cause big problems when swallowed
Monday, June 2, 2014

SickKids welcomes unprecedented Canadian contribution to global maternal, newborn and child health
Monday, June 2, 2014

SickKids centre for discovery and innovation draws hundreds of visitors for Doors Open Toronto
Thursday, May 29, 2014

SickKids looks to the future of patient safety
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SickKids researchers make great strides towards cracking the autism code
Monday, May 26, 2014

SickKids brings science to the streets at Doors Open
Friday, May 23, 2014

SickKids researcher leads Lancet Series analysis to save newborn lives and receives WHO award for contribution to global family health
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SickKids expert says infant hearing screening program is needed in Canada
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dr. Maureen Lovett and team receive award for outstanding published work
Friday, May 16, 2014

Before igniting your long-weekend campfire, think burn prevention!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SickKids researchers identify possible new approach to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hacking Health for Kids at SickKids a huge success!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New research may explain loss of early childhood memories
Friday, May 9, 2014

Celebrating our nursing professionals!
Friday, May 9, 2014

Notice of Elizabeth Street Road Closure on Saturday, May 10
Friday, May 9, 2014

SickKids technology opens door to mobile use of CALIPER database
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SickKids and Holland Bloorview receive $2.5 million to test new drugs for autism
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New grief support carts bring support to palliative care families
Monday, May 5, 2014

Medical device developed by SickKids doctors named as a top game-changer
Friday, May 2, 2014

SickKids-led researcher team develop new genetic “guidebook” for autism diagnosis
Friday, April 25, 2014

Taking SickKids Mobile is up and running
Thursday, April 24, 2014

SickKids study measures brain activity to predict outcomes for traumatic brain injury
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Keep fit and walk to school: new research shows walking to school is generally safe for children
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hopping along with Olympians at SickKids Bunny Hop Hunt
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sneaky disguise key to Listeria’s cell-to-cell spread, study finds
Monday, April 14, 2014

Connected North brings telepsychiatry to Nunavut
Friday, April 11, 2014

Understanding yin and yang of limb formation provides insight into how birth defects occur
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives award for outstanding contribution in nutrition research
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety and Depression
Thursday, April 10, 2014

New insight into fatal childhood brain tumour may lead to patient-targeted treatment
Monday, April 7, 2014

World Health Day emphasizes: Small bite. Big Threat.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Thank you to all our volunteers!
Friday, April 4, 2014

SickKids-led study uncovers novel gene that causes rare congenital heart defect
Thursday, April 3, 2014

SickKids honoured by the University of West Indies for Caribbean initiative
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Site of cancer spread in neuroblastoma may give insight to improved patient outcomes, says SickKids study
Monday, March 31, 2014

Lap-Chee Tsui wins international prize in health research
Friday, March 28, 2014

SickKids celebrates first anniversary of The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank
Friday, March 28, 2014

Insightful discussions about global child health at Cafe Scientifique
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Accreditation with Exemplary Standing for SickKids
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The power of music
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SickKids Senior Associate Scientist awarded funding to help improve lives of preterm infants through nutrition
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tips from the Ontario Poison Centre: Keeping your family safe from poisons around the home
Monday, March 17, 2014

Cut back on sugar – should your double-double be a single-double?
Friday, March 14, 2014

A different kind of clinic; Patients become doctors at the Teddy Bear Clinic
Thursday, March 13, 2014

International study identifies key gene in obesity
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Transforming paediatric health care in Qatar: partnership celebrates fourth anniversary
Monday, March 10, 2014

SickKids researchers unravel the cause of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
Friday, March 7, 2014

The Hospital for Sick Children recognized for its stellar support for United Way
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SickKids researchers advise parents about careful use of infant “sleep machines”
Monday, March 3, 2014

SickKids International working to enhance paediatric oncology care in Greece and across the Eastern Mediterranean
Monday, March 3, 2014

Novel web portal will advance knowledge and treatment of rare diseases
Friday, February 28, 2014

ICES, Sunnybrook & SickKids scientists part of Canadian Respiratory Research Network receiving a boost from Government of Canada
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Puzzling case of IBD found in infant leads SickKids researchers to identify new form of the disease and the gene that causes it
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

COPE means hope for families
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Global Child Health Day focuses on adolescent health
Monday, February 24, 2014

Dr. Janet Rossant receives prestigious molecular bioscience award
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Innovation: Graduate student designs fitness app for heart patients
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Families can help kids cope with anxiety and depression
Thursday, February 20, 2014

SickKids scientists explain baffling chemo resistance and identify possible therapy for baby brain tumour
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SickKids research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in Canadian soldiers
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Child Life department invites SickKids families to celebrate Winter Olympics
Friday, February 14, 2014

Safety First: SickKids’ Dr. Peter Cox recognized for commitment to patient safety
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SickKids artists add another dimension to Gilgan Centre
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

International Development Week 2014: How SickKids is making a difference
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

World Cancer Day: How SickKids is collaborating to improve childhood cancer outcomes
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SickKids-led study shows how even modest levels of traffic pollution triggers asthma in some Toronto kids
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Renewed focus on brain and mental health
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Same diagnosis, unique genomics: New computational tool can aid in better understanding similar diseases in different patients
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New collaboration will help people with mental and physical illnesses
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SickKids neurosurgeon Dr. James Rutka named to Ontario’s Highest Honour
Friday, January 24, 2014

SickKids pain management app: The best of the best
Friday, January 17, 2014

Family Advisory Network is looking for more members
Thursday, January 16, 2014

New review will help guide primary-care physicians to better support children with autism
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Big day at SickKids as we welcome our new President and CEO, Dr. Michael Apkon
Monday, January 13, 2014

Canadian space tech will give SickKids surgeons a helping hand
Wednesday, January 8, 2014