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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 President’s Award (Friday, December 7, 2018)
This year, there were 34 nominations for the President's Award with nominations coming from areas across SickKids, including clinical, administration, research and learning. Two individuals and three teams received this year's awards.
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SickKids finds an effective screening strategy for iron deficiency in young children (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)
Dr. Pat Parkin and her team tested a screening program for iron deficiency using a blood test for a protein called ferritin. The ferritin blood test was developed several decades ago and measures iron stores in the body but, until this study, had not been used as a screening test for early identification.
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Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections (Thursday, November 22, 2018)
Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital to investigate whether probiotics are effective in treating gastroenteritis – commonly referred to as the stomach flu.
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New CMAJ supplement on patient engagement includes SickKids collaborations (Monday, November 12, 2018)
Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? Engaging Patients in Health Research: the Ontario Experience, a special patient-oriented research supplement in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) released November 7, 2018, aims to answer this question.
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SickKids-led research team finds a potential therapeutic target for life-threatening heart condition (Monday, November 12, 2018)
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a prime cause of sudden cardiac death, can stay hidden as it may not cause symptoms in its early stages. A research team led by SickKids discovered potential new ways to diagnose and treat this life-threatening heart condition.

SickKids in the headlines

Medical Assistance in Dying (Q&A)

Canada: officials urge action to keep edible marijuana away from children (The Guardian)

Canada's Top Employers continue to raise the bar on workplace innovation (The Globe and Mail)

Anesthesia in early childhood not tied to developmental problems (Reuters Online)

Children's health care network is advancing pediatric care across Ontario (Hospital News pg. 58)

Staff at SickKids Hospital made sure to bring the Halloween fun inside (CTV National News)

Teaching new moms how to soothe infants might make vaccinations less stressful (Reuters Online)