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Link to web story about Rae Yeung's funding announcement
Personalizing approaches to treating childhood arthritis (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
An international research network aimed at personalizing medicine for children with arthritis has received a multi-million dollar boost. Dr. Rae Yeung, Rheumatologist and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and her co-lead Dr. Nico Wulffraat from University Medical Center Utrecht are receiving $8 million over six years.
Link to news release on Dr. Yaron Finkelstein's opiod use study.
Young children of mothers prescribed opioids at increased risk of overdose (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
Children of women prescribed an opioid painkiller face a nearly 2.5-fold higher risk of being hospitalized for opioid overdose than children whose mothers don’t receive these drugs, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Link to most recent Science Show & Tell
Science Show & Tell: How parents’ health literacy affects health outcomes for children with chronic kidney disease (Friday, February 17, 2017)
In a new study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a Toronto research team assessed how parents’ health literacy, or ability to understand medical information and make decisions about care, may affect health outcomes for children with nephrotic syndrome.
Digital Health Week
Use of electronic medical records may result in better tracking of childhood obesity rates, new study finds (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
As childhood obesity continues to be a major public health issue in Canada and around the world, emphasis is typically placed on obesity interventions and prevention programs in early childhood. In an effort to explore alternate forms of data collection in this field, 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.
Link to web story about Flag Day
Part of SickKids history waves proudly upon our flag (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)
This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation (Canada 150) and the 52nd anniversary of the Canadian national flag, which was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 1965. High atop the flagpoles at the entrance to SickKids proudly waves not only the Canadian and Ontario flags, but also SickKids’ very own flag.

SickKids in the headlines

Children at higher risk of overdose if mom is prescribed opioids: study (The Globe and Mail)

Parents' poor comprehension tied to more relapses in children with chronic illness (CBC The National)

Beaver’s genome mapped out to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday (Toronto Star)

Scientists map beaver genome as gift for Canada's 150th birthday
(CTV National News)

This surgery has been taught for decades using Styrofoam cups. 3-D technology is changing that (Stat News)