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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.

September 29, 2015

East Toronto kids are the winners thanks to a renewed partnership between SickKids and TEGH

Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) has teamed up with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) once again in a partnership that gives East Toronto kids access to high-quality, paediatric-focused care in their neighbourhood emergency department.

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August 24, 2015

Government of Ontario invests in facility upgrades and repairs at SickKids

Han Dong, MPP, Trinity-Spadina, visited SickKids on Aug. 21 to specifically discuss the funding designated to SickKids, the University Health Network (UHN) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), hospitals located within MPP Dong’s riding.

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August 4, 2015

SickKids works to help bring kids home sooner

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has made it an organizational priority to reduce the average length of stay for patients whenever possible by eliminating unnecessary waits or delays in care and treatment caused by inefficiencies in the way care has traditionally been provided.

June 26, 2015

Thank you to our TDSB teachers for their care all year!

SickKids has partnered with the Toronto District School Board since 1892 as a Section 23 program, providing schooling to students who require education outside of the regular class system in a specialized setting.

June 19, 2015

SickKids-Caribbean Initiative supports World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood disorder which causes abnormal haemoglobin - the protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues.

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May 12, 2015

New treatment guidelines for children with a severe form of arthritis aim to improve patient outcomes

Dr. Shirley Tse at SickKids proposed the first-ever treatment guidelines specific to JSpA as a part of the national recommendations for SpA developed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association and Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada.

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