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February 4, 2016

Together, we are standing up to Cancer

On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and drive tumour regrowth.

January 15, 2016

Follow-up care of minor wrist fractures may be handled by primary care physicians, study shows

A study led by SickKids examined 180 children with a type of wrist fracture called a "distal forearm buckle fracture" that were treated with a removable splint and then referred to their primary care physician for reassessment.

January 13, 2016

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

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December 22, 2015

SickKids gives gift of sight in time for Christmas

For Zachary, Christmas came early this year, when he received the gift of sight at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). On Dec. 7, he became one of the first three patients at SickKids to receive laser refractive surgery, commonly known as laser eye surgery.

December 21, 2015

Clean Hands Prevent Harm: Meet the artists behind our new hand hygiene posters

Learn more about the artists behind our new hand hygiene campaign, Clean Hands Prevent Harm.

December 1, 2015

A dose of love: Patients get a behind-the-scenes tour of the SickKids Pharmacy Department

On a typical day, 12-year-old Isabella Lamanna takes at least four different medications. Isabella got the chance to take a rare behind-the-scenes look at the SickKids pharmacy as part of an interactive patient tour organized by the Department of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Child Life Services.

December 1, 2015

SickKids informs policy efforts to combat childhood cancer in low-and middle-income countries

The latest Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition (DCP3) volume on cancer gathers essential information on effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, feasibility and affordability of a range of interventions to provide evidence-based guidance to decision makers worldwide. Dr. Sumit Gupta, Staff Oncologist and Clinician Investigator at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), is a chapter author.

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November 13, 2015

World Diabetes Day: SickKids STAR Clinic helps provide one-on-one education

Bradley Stoner was only 19 months old when he was rushed to SickKids with diabetic ketoacidosis. The SickKids Self-Management Teaching and Review (STAR) Clinic now helps the family make sure Bradley's care plan matches his changing needs.

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November 2, 2015

Debunking myths about autism

Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chief, Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative, diagnoses and provides treatment recommendations for children with ASD every day. He helped us bust some autism myths and misconceptions.

Pumpkin carved and decorated to look like a pirate ship.

October 29, 2015

Q&A with Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz: Keep your family safe and happy this Halloween

Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Psychologist in the Outpatient Psychiatry Program at SickKids, has some tips to help families have a safe and anxiety-free Halloween.

October 27, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: Ask, Listen, Talk

The theme for this year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week is Ask, Listen, Talk. Learn more about how SickKids supports patients and families with limited english proficiency or hearing impairment.

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October 23, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: SickKids recommits to reducing preventable harm

This week we recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week, an opportunity to celebrate ongoing work at SickKids that aims to keep every child in our care safe. The Caring Safely initiative represents SickKids’ renewed commitment to significantly reducing preventable harm over the next three years.

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