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Dr. Ronni and Hallie make fluffy pancakes (Tuesday, December 10, 2019)
Junior reporter Hallie interviews Dr. Ronald Cohn on his first seven months as President and CEO of SickKids, while they make pancakes together.
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Genome testing for siblings of individuals with autism may detect diagnosis before symptoms appear (Thursday, December 5, 2019)
New research led by SickKids and the University of Alberta found testing the DNA of siblings of individuals with autism may be predictive of a future diagnosis even if symptoms aren’t yet apparent. Findings could lead to earlier therapeutic interventions.
James Ellis
High-quality stem cells enable researchers to better study almost any disease (Thursday, December 5, 2019)
Using whole genome sequencing, a collaborative team at SickKids and the University of Toronto has created high-calibre control induced pluripotent stem cells that can be used to study a variety of diseases.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 President’s Award (Thursday, December 5, 2019)
The President's Award recognizes staff, teams, students and/or volunteers who demonstrate superior leadership and collaboration resulting in major contributions to the organization.
SickKids Update
Update on motherisk.org (Wednesday, December 4, 2019)
SickKids is aware that the motherisk.org website is currently being operated by a third party. The Motherisk Helplines and website closed in April 2019. We know that many individuals and members of the medical community relied upon this website as a resource for up-to-date information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

SickKids in the headlines

Canadian study suggests several safeguards to prevent children dying because they are forgotten and left in hot cars (Globe and Mail)

Teens with severe mental illness benefit from continuous primary care as they transition to adulthood, study suggests (Globe and Mail)

'Junior scientists' drooling for chance to help research (CTV News Toronto)

How hospitals are using AI to save their sickest patients and curb alarm fatigue (NBC News)

Medical social workers play vital role in supporting families (Hospital News)

Muscular Dystrophy hope after scientists use gene-editing tool CRISPR to relieve symptoms of the crippling condition in mice (Daily Mail UK

Chronic pain treatment, including use of opioids, needs major overhaul: report (CBC News)