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January 23, 2018

SickKids-led team sheds more light on new autoinflammatory disease

An international research collaboration led by SickKids has released their latest research project on a cohort with a rare autoinflammatory disease, A20 hapolinsufficiency (HA20). SickKids, along with their National Institutes of Health (NIH) collaborators in Washington, D.C., was the first to report on the mutated gene responsible for HA20 in 2016.

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December 19, 2017

SickKids and Holland Bloorview to offer SDR services in Ontario

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) are pleased to announce the launch of a three-year joint integrated selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) program in Ontario. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today announced funding for SDR in the province, which will now offer care close to home.

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December 11, 2017

ACTS team brings neonatal and paediatric ICU expertise beyond SickKids’ walls

Transporting patients quickly and safely from community hospitals to a tertiary hospital is no simple feat, especially when considering the complex medical needs of a critically-ill child or a premature baby. Since it began in 1973, the Acute Care Transport Services (ACTS) team at SickKids has become a leader in this very specialized service in Canada.

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November 29, 2017

SickKids launches phase two of Choosing Wisely with five additional tests and treatments patients and providers should question

Following successful reductions of the use of uncomfortable nasal swabs and routine unnecessary x-rays for ankle injuries, among others, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is poised to launch phase two of our Choosing Wisely campaign.

Man and woman sit together holding a baby. They are in the SickKids atrium.

November 28, 2017

Baby Carter recovers hearing after cochlear implant surgery at only 3 months of age

A ‘magical life-changing moment’ is how parents describe the day their son Carter’s cochlear implants were ‘turned on’ for the first time. Carter Holland, now six months old, received bilateral cochlear implants when he was just three months of age, and is believed to be the youngest person in Canada to undergo this procedure to restore hearing in both of his ears.

Teenage girl and her mom smile for the camera.

November 10, 2017

When pain ends, kids can be kids again: Get Up and Go celebrates two years of successful partnership between Holland Bloorview and SickKids

Client Staci, now 15, shared her story on Nov. 9 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where patients, families, and teams gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of Get Up and Go: Persistent Paediatric Pain Service. The service is a collaboration between Holland Bloorview and SickKids.

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October 25, 2017

SickKids runs only committed interdisciplinary clinic in Canada to help children with rare genetic skin disorder

It’s epidermolysis bullosa (EB) awareness day! EB is a rare genetic blistering condition that affects the skin and internal organs. Learn more about how SickKids helps these “butterfly children.”

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October 16, 2017

Spiritual and Religious Care team supports family with the first Puja Hindu prayer ceremony at SickKids

When Melinda Mahabir and her husband Kelvin S. Kerut wanted to host a religious ceremony at SickKids for their six-month-old daughter Meliyah, they turned to staff for help. Chandra Ram, Interfaith Chaplain, and Fred MacKay, Supervisor of Spiritual and Religious Care, were happy to assist.

Three women stand together wearing shirts that read "kNOw" sepsis.

September 13, 2017

Say the ‘S’ word! Using education and simulation to improve management of sepsis

In recognition of World Sepsis Awareness Day, SickKids is highlighting how collaboration and innovation have contributed to the success of our inpatient sepsis recognition and management project.

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May 31, 2017

SickKids receives a special delivery – a new iMRI machine!

The loading dock was a busy place this weekend, as SickKids received a special delivery all the way from Germany. In a very complex procedure that lasted almost 12 hours, a state-of-the-art 3T intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) machine was delivered to SickKids.

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May 25, 2017

More than half of children and youth in ER for mental health needs have not had any previous mental health-related contact with the health-care system

More than 53 per cent of children and youth who present at an Ontario emergency room for mental health needs have not received any previous outpatient mental health care.

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May 18, 2017

New Hincks-Dellcrest Centre name signals shared vision with SickKids

Following the recent integration of the two organizations, SickKids President and CEO Dr. Michael Apkon revealed The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre will now be called the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.

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