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April 11, 2018
Though recent attention about the use of opioids has focused on the potential negative outcomes, the reality is opioids are indispensable for the treatment of pain. Drs. Fiona Campbell and Lisa Isaac, staff anesthesiologists, share their perspective.
March 26, 2018
On Purple Day, Drs. Elizabeth Donner and Carter Snead share their perspective on the need to help bridge an understanding of what it means to live with the impacts of epilepsy, and the launch of Project ECHO Ontario: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan.
March 7, 2018
Global health is undergoing tectonic shifts. Claudia Schauer reflects on her global child health journey helping aid developed countries improve malnutrition among children.
March 7, 2018
Whether it be brief therapy, psychosocial support, psychotherapy, advocacy, or case management, social workers provide essential mental health supports to patients and families at SickKids.
February 7, 2018
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Chief of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and Dr. Salim Sohani, Director of Global Health at the Canadian Red Cross, share how and why their organizations are working together to improve the lives of women, children, newborns and adolescents globally.
January 31, 2018
Kelly McNaughton, Manager of the Peer Support Program at SickKids, reflects on Bell Let's Talk Day and how our Peer Support and Trauma Program is helping improve the psychological health and safety of our staff and penetrate the cycle of silence around the topic of mental health.
December 20, 2017
During cold and flu season, it's important to be aware of when a trip to the Emergency Department is needed and when it isn’t. Jason Fischer, Division Head, Emergency Medicine Division, answers your questions about coming to the Emergency Department.
December 4, 2017
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of SickKids reflects on the opportunities to enhance value and gauge improvement in the Canadian health-care system. Adapted from a speech to the Empire Club of Canada.
November 21, 2017
SickKids patients shared their experiences living with facial differences through letters to the star of the new film 'Wonder'. Farah Sheikh, social worker in the Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Programs at SickKids, shares her perspective on helping raise awareness of the emotional and social challenges faced by patients living with a facial difference in their schools, community and in their everyday lives.
November 15, 2017
Norah Shaughnessy, Grief Support Coordinator at SickKids, reflects on how children and families can be better supported through their own bereavement experience.
October 6, 2017
Dr. Avram Denburg, Staff Oncologist and Project Investigator, reflects on the need to think differently and systematically about how to make drug policy for children across Canada.
September 29, 2017
Dr. Victoria Forster, post-doctoral fellow in Genetics & Genome Biology, shares her perspective on combining her experience and profession to advocate for the childhood cancer survivor community.