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A young child riding a bike in a bike lane.

May 8, 2024

Improving cycling safety for children and youth

Drs. Daniel Rosenfield and Suzanne Beno co-author a position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society on the importance of creating safe cycling environments.

Samonella bacteria in a human cell

May 7, 2024

Cellular changes may account for rapid infection by Salmonella in humans

SickKids researchers show how cells change in response to Salmonella, providing new insight into the function of cell membranes during bacterial infection.

Dr. Oscar Mwizerwa

May 6, 2024

Electronic tool helps integrate mental health care in each clinical encounter

A new measurement-based care initiative, led by the Mental Health Strategy, is helping integrate mental health care into the care continuum.

A woman in a mask sits in a chair in conversation with a health-care professional seated in the chair beside her with clipboard and pen in hand.

April 29, 2024

National study on the social and economic costs of eating disorders in children and youth during COVID-19 a “vast underestimate”

Experts from SickKids and partners across Canada calling for national surveillance strategy on eating disorders

Melika sitting in a wheelchair in the middle of a hospital hallway. A sign on the wall says "5A".

April 24, 2024

Melika Ghanaati on growing up at SickKids and her journey for answers

Long-time patient Melika Ghanaati shares her ongoing journey to diagnosis, and what SickKids has meant to her.

A 3D illustration of cancer cells on strands of DNA.

April 18, 2024

Inherited gene variations reveal precision therapy potential for rare cancer syndrome

Global research led by SickKids finds new strategies to help diagnose and treat a rare and aggressive cancer predisposition syndrome.

A young man standing in a hospital hallway holding colourful Bravery Beads in his hands.

April 17, 2024

Re-imagining the patient and family experience: SickKids launches new Patient and Family Experience Strategy

Designed with input from patients, families, staff and the community, this strategy will be a blueprint for a more human-centred experience across care, research and education at SickKids.

April 8, 2024

Dr. Abhaya Kulkarni appointed Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of Peri-Operative Services

Through 20 tremendous years at SickKids, Kulkarni has proved himself multiple times over to be a gifted and trusted physician, researcher, educator and leader.

Multi colour lines form rings against a blue background.

March 29, 2024

Genetic causes of cerebral palsy uncovered through whole-genome sequencing

Canadian scientists demonstrate that cerebral palsy may be caused by both genetic and environmental factors, informing diagnosis and care for the diverse condition.

A girl sitting on a hospital bed while holding a teddy bear on her lap.

March 26, 2024

From symptoms to diagnosis: Eden's epilepsy story

When Eden was four, she was diagnosed with epilepsy at SickKids. For Purple Day, observed annually on March 26, Eden’s mom Andrea shares their experience of receiving an epilepsy diagnosis.

A surgical team performing an operation. One person is wearing a smart glasses headset.

March 25, 2024

SickKids surgeons use “smart glasses” to telementor in low-resource countries

Mentors can share specialized surgical skills in real time to mentees across the globe using a virtual interactive presence.

A close up of hands packing baby supplies including a blanket and a stuffed elephant toy.

March 14, 2024

SickKids program provides integrated, trauma-informed care for pregnant and parenting adolescents

The program helps address recent findings that teen pregnancy in Ontario is associated with a significantly increased risk of premature mortality for adolescent mothers.

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