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June 13, 2019

Parent with Pride

Jen Lockwood, Program Manager, Engagement and HR Communications, Human Resources at SickKids shares her perspective on supporting her son's journey with gender identity.

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May 9, 2019

Nursing and Mental Health: Cross-training and collaboration increases mental health care capacity across SickKids

In celebration of both Nursing Week and Children’s Mental Health Week, meet two of our cross-trained nurses, who share their perspectives on bridging medical health care and mental health care.

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March 26, 2019

Finding my voice: My epilepsy diagnosis

It’s Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness – Kiren Gill, Sr. Communications Specialist at SickKids provides a perspective on what it was like to be diagnosed with Epilepsy as a teen.

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February 28, 2019

How a new SickKids fellowship is using collaboration to better understand paediatric rare diseases

A Perspective from Dr. Laurence Gauquelin, paediatric neurologist and the first clinical fellow in Advanced Genomics in Paediatric Rare Disease in the Centre for Genetic Medicine at SickKids.

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February 8, 2019

Three takes on Canada’s new food guide

Dr. Lennox Huang, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, Daina Kalnins, Director of Clinical Dietetics, and Mary McAllister, Associate Chief of Nursing, sat down to give their unique perspectives on the new food guide released January 2019.

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February 1, 2019

Celebrating two years of SickKids and SickKids CCMH working together to strengthen the children’s mental health continuum of care

Today marks the second anniversary of the launch of SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH).

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November 27, 2018

Living kidney donation: A selfless act of giving the gift of life

Through the years, nephrologists and surgeons at SickKids have performed close to 1,000 kidney transplants in children. None of these would have been possible without the generosity of organ donors.

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November 26, 2018

Holiday burn prevention strategies

Let’s make this holiday season one to remember for the right reasons. Protect those you care about with these simple burn prevention strategies from Charis Kelly, a Nurse Practitioner in the Burns Program at SickKids.

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September 14, 2018

Advocating for a national childhood cancer strategy – Helena’s Hope

Helena Kirk, a SickKids patient, is currently advocating for changes that the federal government could lead that would help more kids survive cancer. This is her story.

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August 29, 2018

Conversations about cannabis in Canada

A Perspective from Dr. Karen Leslie, Staff Physician in Adolescent Medicine, and Connie Cameron, Professional Practice Coordinator Nursing Practice, at SickKids.

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August 13, 2018

Death and Dying in PICU: Bringing academic focus and wisdom to frontline care

The death of a child is profound, with implications that impact the family and the health-care team for years. A new framework is helping clinicians advance compassionate evidence-informed care of critically ill children. Karen Dryden-Palmer and Christopher Parshuram are clinicians and academics in the SickKids Critical Care Program.

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August 10, 2018

What it means to have friends who understand

International Youth Day serves as an annual celebration of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. As a sibling of a SickKids patient and a patient herself, Vanessa Williams shares her perspective on the challenges of feeling “different” and “alone” and what it means to have a peer network that understands.

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