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June 21, 2016

When is a headache more than a headache?

Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to understand for both those who experience them and those who treat them. Through the Neurosurgery Outreach Program, SickKids is working to better provide education and integrate access to neurosurgical services within the province.

June 6, 2016

SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre to explore potential integration

SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (HDC) announced their intention to explore an integration of the two organizations to improve specialized hospital and community-based mental health services for children and youth with complex mental health needs.

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

April 21, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of Telemedicine: How video conferencing technology is redefining the way we care, educate and collaborate at SickKids

The Telemedicine Program has helped evolve the way we deliver care at SickKids. The program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has become an integral resource for clinicians.

March 15, 2016

Good nutrition is integral to improving health in patients

As a part of the interdisciplinary care team, dietitians work closely and collaboratively with health-care staff to provide family-centered care across the hospital. In recognition of Nutrition Month, which takes place every March, let's take a glimpse into the important work they do.

March 10, 2016

SickKids first hospital in North America to use new dialysis treatment for paediatric care

The Dialysis and Apheresis team at SickKids have spent the last five years working to implement a new dialysis system called haemodiafiltration to tackle the poor patient outcomes associated with previous forms of dialysis treatments.

March 8, 2016

Social workers at SickKids: innovative approaches to addressing individual, family and systemic challenges

The celebration of Social Work Month across Canada provides an opportunity to revisit the origins of hospital social work and honour the growth and development of the profession over the years.

February 16, 2016

Point-of-care ultrasound leads to more efficient and accurate diagnoses in SickKids emergency

A portable technology called point-of-care ultrasound is helping doctors at SickKids provide better and more efficient bedside care in the emergency department, and it’s having a huge impact.

February 4, 2016

Together, we are standing up to Cancer

On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and drive tumour regrowth.

January 15, 2016

Follow-up care of minor wrist fractures may be handled by primary care physicians, study shows

A study led by SickKids examined 180 children with a type of wrist fracture called a "distal forearm buckle fracture" that were treated with a removable splint and then referred to their primary care physician for reassessment.

January 13, 2016

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

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December 22, 2015

SickKids gives gift of sight in time for Christmas

For Zachary, Christmas came early this year, when he received the gift of sight at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). On Dec. 7, he became one of the first three patients at SickKids to receive laser refractive surgery, commonly known as laser eye surgery.

December 21, 2015

Clean Hands Prevent Harm: Meet the artists behind our new hand hygiene posters

Learn more about the artists behind our new hand hygiene campaign, Clean Hands Prevent Harm.

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