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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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June 29, 2016

Reflections on 10 years as Paediatrician-in-Chief

Dr. Denis Daneman, out-going Paediatrician-in-Chief, reflects on his time in the role for the past ten years and his hope for the future of health care.

A group of four people standing at the bottom of a flag pole holding the Pride Flag at SickKids

June 27, 2016

Caring with Pride

David Brownstone, Professional Practice Lead and Education Coordinator in the Department of Social Work and Co-Chair of the LGBT@SK Committee and Christine Robinson, Senior Manager Compensation and Diversity in the Human Resources Department and member of the LGBT@SK Committee share their perspectives on caring with Pride.

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June 16, 2016

Canadian kids face ‘sleepidemic’

Dr. Shelly Weiss, neurologist at SickKids, discusses the 'sleepidemic' facing Canadian children.

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June 14, 2016

Emergency doctors address a less obvious health emergency: childhood obesity

Dr. Dan Magnus, Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at SickKids, gives his perspective on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating to combat one of the major health emergencies affecting children today: obesity.

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June 8, 2016

ATVs present a deadly threat to Canadian kids – it’s time for change

Dr. Suzanne Beno, Emergency Medicine Physician and Co-Director of the Trauma Program at SickKids, gives her perspective on the danger of children operating ATVs.

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May 30, 2016

Building on trailblazers’ work: How the impact of cancer genetics is being realized today

Dr. David Malkin, Senior Staff Oncologist and Senior Scientist at SickKids, discusses the relationship between our genes and cancer predisposition.

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May 27, 2016

Basic science research is indispensable for future medical discoveries

Drs. Lynne Howell and Perrin Baker give their perspective on the importance of basic scientific research to make future medical discoveries.

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May 19, 2016

“I see you wear hearing aids… you are so brave”

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month! Dr. Blake Papsin, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at SickKids, gives his perspective on wearing hearing aids.

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May 2, 2016

It’s time to recognize that mental illness is illness like any other

Dr. Daphne Korczak, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at SickKids, discusses the progress that our society has made for children's mental health and the challenges we continues to face.

April 8, 2016

Collecting better data for kids with cancer worldwide

Cancer registries collect information on how many and what kinds of cancer occur in a population. By doing so, they allow us to know where we are in terms of successful cancer control, and where we’re going.

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