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December 14, 2016

Grandma, Mother, Son: three generations of care at SickKids

To mark the publication of SickKids: A History of The Hospital for Sick Children, which chronicles the hospital’s extraordinary growth within the broader changes affecting Canadian society and medical practice over the last century, a Toronto family shares their SickKids connection over three generations.

November 21, 2016

Genetic counselling and the path towards precision medicine

Cheryl Shuman is Director of Genetic Counselling at SickKids, and was the first genetic counsellor in Canada.

November 8, 2016

Comparing benefits of donor breast milk to formula for very low birth weight babies

A Perspective from Dr. Sharon Unger, Staff Neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Staff Neonatologist at SickKids and Dr. Deborah L. O’Connor, Senior Associate Scientist in Translational Medicine at SickKids.

October 17, 2016

SickKids VS. The Greatest Challenges in Child Health

We have embarked on our biggest and boldest campaign yet. Learn more from Lori Davison, Vice President, Brand Strategy and Communications at SickKids Foundation.

October 14, 2016

Food Insecurity

October 16 is World Food Day, a day when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicating hunger in our lifetime. Katie Boone, a Core Paediatric Resident at SickKids, offers her perspective.

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October 4, 2016

Why I care what your child wears on their head!

Dorothy McDowall, Trauma Patient Care Coordinator at SickKids, discusses the importance of wearing a bike helmet.

September 20, 2016

Giving back to SickKids in a new way: SickKids ambassador and Camp Crew member

Siena McLaven is a 14-year-old SickKids patient and 3-time participant in the Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids. She shares her perspective on SickKids camp.

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September 9, 2016

Speak up we’re listening: preventing youth suicide takes a team

Joanne Bignell, Nurse Practitioner with the Urgent Care Psychiatry Program at SickKids, gives her perspective on preventing youth suicide as a team.

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August 16, 2016

Built for walking: Safe environments for active school travel

In preparation for children going back to school this September, Drs. Linda Rothman and Andrew Howard give their perspective on safe walking environments.

August 11, 2016

Learning from Olympians: improving treatments for kids with chronic illnesses

Dr. Greg Wells, Associate Scientist, Physiology & Experimental Medicine, gives his perspective on how understanding the bodies of Olympians can shed light on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses in kids.

July 20, 2016

From SickKids Emergency Room to a classroom in Ghana – A global nursing perspective

Koon Wah Luk and Jane Stuary-Minaret, nurses in the Emergency Department at SickKids and members of the International Resource Team, discuss their experiences teaching paediatric nursing in Ghana.

A teen girl dressed in formal wear smiling. Behind her there are colourful lights and silhouettes of people dancing

July 13, 2016

A prom of my own

SickKids patient Vanessa Wiens reflects on going to SickKids prom, an event intended for the teens who have missed their own prom or can’t attend because they can’t leave the hospital.

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