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Past news 2015

SickKids gives gift of sight in time for Christmas
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The man behind the train: Volunteer delivers joy to SickKids year round
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It’s been a great year at SickKids! Join us as we roll back the months and celebrate our highlights from 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015

Clean Hands Prevent Harm: Meet the artists behind our new hand hygiene posters
Monday, December 21, 2015

Response to Justice Susan Lang’s Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory
Thursday, December 17, 2015

SickKids first to remove duplicated gene using CRISPR
Thursday, December 10, 2015

A dose of love: Patients get a behind-the-scenes tour of the SickKids Pharmacy Department
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SickKids informs policy efforts to combat childhood cancer in low-and middle-income countries
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Congratulations to our SickKids staff members who’ve received awards, honours and appointments
Friday, November 27, 2015

Targeting cancer at its roots: researchers find the shape of DNA can affect the ability of brain tumour cells to grow
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

At the heart of cutting-edge research: SickKids marks one-year anniversary of Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Friday, November 20, 2015

Robots, apps and more: Digital Health Week gives peek into the future of health care
Friday, November 20, 2015

First study to measure physical activity in Canadian infants and toddlers
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

World Diabetes Day: SickKids STAR Clinic helps provide one-on-one education
Friday, November 13, 2015

SickKids is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers!
Monday, November 9, 2015

Colonel Chris Hadfield inspires SickKids trainees to reach for the stars
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

20 years later, doctor uncovers cause of syndrome that bears his name
Monday, November 2, 2015

Debunking myths about autism
Monday, November 2, 2015

Q&A with Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz: Keep your family safe and happy this Halloween
Thursday, October 29, 2015

SickKids staff and volunteers “take one for the kids” this flu season
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: Ask, Listen, Talk
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It's Learning Disabilities Awareness Month!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MSSNG Project helps doctors share genomic data for autism research
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: SickKids recommits to reducing preventable harm
Friday, October 23, 2015

East Toronto kids are the winners thanks to a renewed partnership between SickKids and TEGH
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Adult survivors of childhood cancer benefit from specialized survivor clinic attendance: study
Friday, September 25, 2015

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Friday, September 25, 2015

SickKids contributes to major international reports supporting the United Nations’ new global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Celebrating Education Event showcases learning and innovation at SickKids
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Gilgan Centre turns two!
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Terry Fox Foundation grants $2.2 million to SickKids cancer research
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sun safety tips from Dr. Miriam Weinstein
Friday, September 4, 2015

Food allergies: Tips for being prepared & staying safe
Thursday, September 3, 2015

New genetic tests playing a role in the management of autism spectrum disorder
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Turning stem cells into bile duct cells to study ‘disease in a dish’
Monday, August 31, 2015

Study finds paramedic care delivered on-scene for 10 to 35 minutes leads to better outcomes for paediatric cardiac arrests
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New guidelines aim to reduce vaccination pain in children and adults
Monday, August 24, 2015

Government of Ontario invests in facility upgrades and repairs at SickKids
Monday, August 24, 2015

Young toy experts test drive new toys at SickKids
Friday, August 21, 2015

Toronto researchers shed new light on stroller use in young families
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Study Highlights Urgent Need to Re-evaluate Latest World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Increased physical activity may improve health outcomes for children with multiple sclerosis
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Parapan Am athletes inspire patients and promote inclusivity
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students at SickKids celebrate International Youth Day
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Monday, August 10, 2015

SickKids works to help bring kids home sooner
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
Monday, August 3, 2015

Study finds way to reduce unnecessary ankle X-rays in paediatric emergency departments
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrating one year of home away from home at the Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room
Friday, July 24, 2015

SickKids was lit up for the Games
Friday, July 10, 2015

Surprising new cause of intestinal disease identified
Monday, July 6, 2015

Award season recognizes SickKids staff
Monday, July 6, 2015

The difficult decision to feed a child through a g-tube
Friday, July 3, 2015

SickKids hosted a special Canadian guest for Canada Day!
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Drs. Janet Rossant and James Rutka appointed to Order of Canada
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

His and hers pain circuitry in the spinal cord
Monday, June 29, 2015

Thank you to our TDSB teachers for their care all year!
Friday, June 26, 2015

Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in prioritizing child health research, new study recommends
Thursday, June 25, 2015

PTSD soldiers more likely to see a world full of threat
Thursday, June 25, 2015

SickKids-Caribbean Initiative supports World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day
Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day from SickKids staff
Friday, June 19, 2015

More than just picky eating
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Adjusting feeding practices in young children may help prevent iron-deficiency anaemia
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New gene identified as a cause of a form of brittle bone disease
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Research Institute Retreat: Celebrating Janet Rossant’s Scientific Legacy
Friday, June 12, 2015

Government of Ontario grants more than $10.6 million of funding to SickKids research
Friday, June 12, 2015

Prenatal screening varies significantly based on where women live and who provides their care
Thursday, June 11, 2015

SickKids recognizes siblings’ experiences in cancer journey with 4th annual Sibling Appreciation Day
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cognitive challenges in some survivors of childhood leukemia linked with genetic variants
Friday, June 5, 2015

Leading SickKids researchers receive more than $5.1 million in CFI funding
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bridging the gap: SickKids researchers work to bring traumatic brain injury research to the bedside
Monday, June 1, 2015

10 Ways to Get Your Family Active This Summer
Monday, June 1, 2015

1,663 People Visit the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning for Doors Open Toronto
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join us this weekend at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning for Doors Open Toronto!
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Old bones can regain youthful healing power, study finds
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SickKids study uncovers structure and function of enzyme V-ATPase
Thursday, May 14, 2015

New SickKids study examines cost of paediatric inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New treatment guidelines for children with a severe form of arthritis aim to improve patient outcomes
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dr. Sarah Muttitt appointed Chief Information Officer and VP of IMT
Monday, May 11, 2015

Honouring John G.C. Adams: Canada’s father of dental public health
Monday, May 4, 2015

Teens who survive self-poisoning continue to be at risk of suicide for years
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SickKids study finds hypothyroidism in pregnant women may reduce cognitive abilities in children
Monday, April 27, 2015

Twin sisters, Phuoc and Binh Wagner, receive successful liver transplants
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Twin recovering following life-saving liver transplant from anonymous living donor
Monday, April 20, 2015

Eric Bouffet elected President of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology
Thursday, April 16, 2015

New approach to otherwise fatal early-childhood brain tumour improves survival by up to 50 per cent
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dr. Michael Salter appointed Chief of Research at SickKids
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Largest-ever suicide-risk study identifies new prevention opportunity
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SickKids researchers gain important insight on “undruggable” disease
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Task Force Takes on Canada’s Urgent Child Obesity Challenge with New Guidelines
Monday, March 30, 2015

SickKids celebrates Purple Day with the opening of the expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Monday, March 30, 2015

SickKids scientists discover how mutations depress platelet production and increase leukemia risk
Friday, March 27, 2015

SickKids Chief of Research and University of Toronto Professor, Dr. Janet Rossant, named recipient of 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SickKids – UHN collaboration results in life-saving transplant
Monday, March 23, 2015

Explore. Learn. Evolve: Kids Science receives new funding to expand community outreach
Friday, March 20, 2015

Child Life Specialists make a difference for kids of all ages at SickKids
Friday, March 20, 2015

Over-the-counter medicine: Just because it’s not prescription doesn’t mean it can’t cause harm
Friday, March 20, 2015

SickKids study finds isotonic IV maintenance fluids safe in general paediatric population
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SickKids receives funding to expand pain management services for children and adolescents
Monday, March 9, 2015

Industry Minister gets sneak-peek at innovative surgical robots at SickKids
Monday, March 9, 2015

SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barbara Muskat receives 2015 OASW Inspirational Leader Award
Monday, March 2, 2015

Dr. Agostino Pierro named Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Untangling the NETs: SickKids scientists identify new approach to fight the underlying cause of inflammation
Thursday, February 19, 2015

SickKids has Heart
Friday, February 13, 2015

Canada’s Governor General Awards Caring Canadians at SickKids
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Twin daughter receives life-saving transplant from dad: both recovering
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dr. Lennox H. Huang appointed Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Time of day, not length of shift, may have greater impact on resident fatigue
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SickKids receives funding for brain cancer research on World Cancer Day
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Novice pianists and seasoned pros shared their talents at SickKids
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Study identifies highest mutation load in any human cancer
Monday, February 2, 2015

Pianos in the City, right at SickKids
Monday, February 2, 2015

Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee named to the Order of Canada
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Morphine following common childhood surgery may be life threatening
Monday, January 26, 2015

Largest genome sequencing study finds surprises: siblings’ autism may have different genetic causes
Monday, January 26, 2015

Dr. Christopher Caldarone appointed Surgeon-in-Chief
Friday, January 23, 2015

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health welcomes significant grant for more paediatric nurse training in Ghana
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Discovering how a rare cancer grows: SickKids researchers uncover genetics behind adrenal gland cancer
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SickKids advice for a Healthier 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Understanding a complex brain cancer: SickKids-led study links genetics of cells with diverse growth and drug-resistant behaviours within the same tumour
Monday, January 5, 2015