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A man and a woman dressed in red T-shirts posing with their baby in front of a heart backdrop and pink heart balloons on the floor.

February 14, 2024

Navigating Milo's heart journey through care, community and unlikely date nights

Born with a congenital heart defect, Milo has spent most of his three months at SickKids. Still, his family makes positive memories through SickKids' Child and Family-Centred Care approach.

A child in a helmet and on a skateboard ramp

February 9, 2024

The importance of risky play for childhood development

Dr. Suzanne Beno co-authors a position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society on the importance of risky outdoor play for physical, mental and social health.

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February 9, 2024

Women in science advancing individualized care at SickKids

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, five women detail how their careers at SickKids contribute to advancing discovery.

A drawing of a human digestive system with a white circle showing a close up of gut bacteria.

January 23, 2024

Immune responses to gut bacteria linked to onset of type one diabetes

SickKids scientists identify antibody responses to gut bacteria that are associated with time to onset and responses to immunotherapy of for type one diabetes.

A team of surgical staff at work.

January 22, 2024

SickKids implants the first Responsive Neurostimulation Device in Canada to treat drug-resistant epilepsy

The interdisciplinary team from SickKids’ Comprehensive Epilepsy Program led the first implantation of an RNS device in a patient living with drug-resistant epilepsy.

Two people at a computer screen that is displaying an ultrasound image.

January 16, 2024

Exposure to AI models may improve clinical efficiency and care

Clinical users who observed an AI model were able to predict results and reduce invasive scans for children with hydronephrosis.

Blue oblong shapes against a black background with red and yellow dots surrounding the shapes showing disrupted cellular recycling.

January 9, 2024

Improved cellular recycling could benefit patients with neurodegenerative conditions

SickKids scientists locate a potential therapeutic target at the cellular level of neurodegenerative conditions.

A man and woman in masks standing together with their hands resting on their baby's belly. The baby is lying in an incubator.

December 28, 2023

Celebrating a family’s first Christmas at SickKids

Erica and Brett Morrison spent their first Christmas as a family of three in the NICU with their son Jeffrey, who was born in November at 24-weeks.

The President's Award pin, attached to a SickKids lanyard. The pin features five hands reaching upward to the stars.

December 15, 2023

Exemplary SickKids staff, volunteers honoured with 2023 President’s Award!

Celebrating individuals and teams for outstanding service to SickKids and the community.

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December 13, 2023

SickKids launches fourth phase of Choosing Wisely recommendations

Choosing Wisely recommendations address overuse of medically unnecessary tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.

An exterior view of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning where windows are curved like waves.

December 11, 2023

SickKids Research Institute celebrates advancements in child health research

Ten years after opening its doors, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning continues to lead the way in child health research.

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