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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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April 24, 2017

The ultimate gift: Transforming lives through organ and tissue donation

In recognition of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Emily Ghent, a Social Worker in the Liver Transplant Program at SickKids, talks about how life-changing organ transplantation can be for her patients and their families.

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April 6, 2017

Shift-change handoff program recognized for improving patient safety through standardization of provider-to-provider communication

The I-PASS Study Group, of which The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a member, has been recognized for excellence and leadership in patient safety with the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.

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March 24, 2017

Helping sick kids have a more positive hospital experience

Hosted by the Child Life Department, the ninth annual Teddy Bear Clinic took place on March 22. Through this special clinic, patients and siblings were given the opportunity to become the health-care professionals and lead their teddy bear friends through what a regular day at the hospital may be like for them.

March 15, 2017

A guiding compass: Social Work program having big impact on families who need help navigating resources

Navigating the health-care system can be a daunting task. Here to help navigate the murky waters is Family Resource Coordinator Giulia De Lorenzis.

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March 15, 2017

Happy Dietitian's Day! Check out the top 3 nutrition questions our dietitians receive (and their answers)

March is Nutrition Month, and a key player in maintaining healthy nutrition is the dietitian. Today, March 15, is Dietitians Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the important role of dietitians across Canada.

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March 6, 2017

Teens ‘take charge’ with new online program for kids and teens with arthritis

In an effort to help teens with junvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) better manage their arthritis and improve their transition to adult health care, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jennifer Stinson at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) developed an online program called ‘Teens Taking Charge: Managing JIA Online Program.'

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February 28, 2017

Just in time for Rare Disease Day: New SickKids/UHN clinic for EDS patients officially opens

Today is Rare Disease Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of rare diseases on the lives of patients and families. Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and other rare diseases now have improved access to coordinated care.

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February 16, 2017

Use of electronic medical records may result in better tracking of childhood obesity rates, new study finds

An Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.

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February 3, 2017

Statement regarding international patients and U.S. travel restrictions

We have recently become aware of families who have been impacted by decisions taken in the US. We empathize with the families who find themselves in this difficult situation.

December 12, 2016

Topical cream lessens pain in infants receiving vaccinations, study shows

Research led by SickKids has found that liposomal lidocaine, a topical pain cream, is an effective method to reduce pain in infants receiving vaccination injections.

December 1, 2016

This World AIDS Day SickKids celebrates the success of HIV prevention initiatives

On World AIDS Day, SickKids celebrates the advances in treatment and care of children, youth and adults with HIV, particularly the prevention of vertical transmission from pregnant women to their babies.

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