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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.

September 25, 2019

Lotus Health launches

Lotus Health is a health and advocacy program for youth under the age of 18 who have experienced, are currently experiencing, or may be at risk of experiencing commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking.

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September 25, 2019

From survivors: Cancer journey doesn’t end at remission

SickKids research shows that many childhood cancer survivors will develop some kind of late effects of their cancer or its treatment – including increased risk of heart problems, mental health concerns, and new cancers – at some point in their lives.

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September 18, 2019

SickKids named a Level 3 Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital

SickKids has been recognized as a Level 3 Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital for building an organization-wide culture of reducing unnecessary tests and treatments.

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September 13, 2019

Kids Health Alliance appoints interim executive director, Larissa Smit

Kids Health Alliance (KHA), founded by SickKids, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and CHEO, today announced Larissa Smit as the interim executive director. KHA is a non-profit collaborative network focused on creating better outcomes and a high-quality, consistent approach to health care for children, youth and their families.

August 22, 2019

SickKids-developed-“Sprinkles” added to the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines for Children

To address the problem of micronutrient malnutrition in children, in the early 1990s, UNICEF challenged a research team led by Dr. Stanley Zlotkin to come up with a solution. Called “Sprinkles”, they were recently added to the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc) for the prevention of anaemia in infants and children.

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June 19, 2019

New resource aims to help bridge the gap between clinicians and teen parents

Go behind the scenes with the clinical team and young mothers responsible for creating the “Complete Care of Young Parents and their Children” infographic, a joint effort between SickKids, Young Parents No Fixed Address (YPNFA), Toronto Public Health, and the University of Toronto.

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