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The Perspective
The Perspective

Welcome to The Perspective, a new forum where The Hospital for Sick Children’s leaders, clinicians, researchers, patients and families and other members of the SickKids community offer their unique perspectives on paediatric health-care issues which are making news.  Through The Perspective our contributors will offer their point of view on a wide range of issue that affect the health and well-being of children.

Canada's Food Guide
Three takes on Canada’s new food guide (Friday, February 8, 2019)
Dr. Lennox Huang, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, Daina Kalnins, Director of Clinical Dietetics, and Mary McAllister, Associate Chief of Nursing, sat down to give their unique perspectives on the new food guide released January 2019.
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Celebrating two years of SickKids and SickKids CCMH working together to strengthen the children’s mental health continuum of care (Friday, February 1, 2019)
We are proud of the SickKids CCMH focus on improving access and quality of care and we are especially proud of the efforts of our staff and physicians to be part of what is not just a SickKids commitment, but an effort by our colleagues across the children’s mental health sector to improve services for kids.
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Kidney donation
Living kidney donation: A selfless act of giving the gift of life (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)
Although not a cure, successful kidney transplants significantly improves the lives of children with kidney disease. They have improved energy levels and appetites and have fewer fluid and dietary restrictions, facilitating a more normal growth and development, which gives them more ability to achieve many of their dreams and milestones.
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Preventing holiday burns (text image)
Holiday burn prevention strategies (Monday, November 26, 2018)
Let’s make this holiday season one to remember for the right reasons. Protect those you care about with these simple burn prevention strategies, used now and for all future occasions!
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Link to perspective by Helena Kirk about Helena's Hope
Advocating for a national childhood cancer strategy – Helena’s Hope (Friday, September 14, 2018)
Helena Kirk discusses her own cancer journey and her current advocacy efforts for increased funding for paediatric cancers.
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Link to Perspective by Dr. Karen Leslie and Connie Cameron about cannabis
Conversations about cannabis in Canada (Wednesday, August 29, 2018)
There are many conversations happening in our country related to cannabis. Two primary focuses of discussion relate to its medical use and its legalization for recreational use. These two conversations, though related, have important distinctions. This Perspective by Dr. Karen Leslie and Connie Cameron aims to characterize those differences by presenting the knowledge and evidence that distinguishes them.
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