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October 1, 2020

Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity

The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is warning the public of the dangers of mushroom foraging after observing an increase in these calls, including instances where individuals had to be hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms.

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July 6, 2020

SickKids gradually increasing scheduled clinical care activity

SickKids will advance to the next phase of its restart of scheduled clinical care services impacted by COVID-19.

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June 5, 2020

SickKids to gradually resume scheduled clinical activities as of June 8

SickKids has received approval from Ontario Health to begin the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 8.

Jacob Vorstman

May 7, 2020

Virtual clinic for kids with special needs comes out of COVID-19

For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routine and structure essential to their everyday living.

Katelyn MacNeill in front of a screen working with a patient and mom

May 6, 2020

Entering a new era of "SickKids care, anytime, anywhere"

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario, SickKids ramped up its range of virtual care solutions – from virtual appointments to virtual visits.

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May 4, 2020

Mental health services go virtual at SickKids and SickKids CCMH during COVID-19 pandemic

SickKids' mental health enterprise had a rapid advance into virtual care in response to COVID-19.

Bryson Williams McArthur

February 29, 2020

Unravelling the mystery of rare diseases

When Bryson Williams-McArthur was 9, he underwent whole exome sequencing at SickKids, a sophisticated, non-targeted approach to genetic testing that takes a broad look at all 20,000 genes. This test finally gave the family a diagnosis – a very rare neurodevelopmental disorder called GRIN1.

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February 24, 2020

SickKids and Government of Barbados launch partnership to establish Centre for Paediatric Excellence

Over a span of seven years, the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health will work with its partners in Barbados and in the broader region, to establish Barbados as a Centre for Paediatric Excellence.

February 21, 2020

SickKids, PAHO and St. Jude join forces with local leaders to improve childhood cancer survival in the Caribbean

Paediatric cancer experts and health authorities are calling for stepped-up action to improve the survival rate for children suffering from cancer in the Caribbean.

December 19, 2019

Emergency department or urgent care clinic?

We've gathered some information to help you assess whether to take your child to the emergency department or an urgent care clinic.

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October 25, 2019

Occupational Therapy team focuses on patient safety with new initiative

We spotlight the Occupational Therapy team at SickKids, which supports children like Scarlett with everyday 'occupations'. Learn more about a new innovative initiative being rolled out by the team.

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September 30, 2019

Photovoice: The power of photography brings teen cancer patients and siblings together

“I’ve been on a journey from sickness to health - I’ve gone from needles in my arms to a camera in my hand.” Teens in the Photovoice therapeutic program experience their cancer journeys through a different lens – the camera lens.

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