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February 29, 2016

How my daughter’s rare disease diagnosis saved my life

SickKids parent Ian Stedman shares the story of his family's experience with a "one in a million" genetic disorder called Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS). Their doctor, Dr. Ronald Laxer, reflects on rare disease diagnosis for families like Ian's.

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February 24, 2016

Can children be bully-proofed?

A Perspective from Miriam Granger, a Social Worker at SickKids.

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February 23, 2016

Reflections: As health-care providers the time has come to choose more wisely!

A Perspective from Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

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February 19, 2016

Swallowed objects: a closer look

A Perspective from Dr. Blake Papsin, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at SickKids. He is also Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto and the Jordan and Lisa Gnat Family & Bastable-Potts Chair in Otolaryngology at SickKids.

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February 10, 2016

Enhancing patient safety through culture change

Dr. Trey Coffey, Medical Officer for Patient Safety and Medical Lead for the Caring Safely initiative gives her perspective on the state of patient safety in Canada and what this means for us here at SickKids.

February 5, 2016

The younger face of eating disorders

Dr. Seena Grewal, Associate Head, Eating Disorder Program; Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Day hospital and Emergency psychiatry (AIDE); Department of Psychiatry, shares her perspective on behalf of the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health.

February 1, 2016

Counting every life makes every child’s life count

A Perspective from Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, the inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health, the Co-Director and Director of Research at SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and member and co-author of the Global Burden of Disease Paediatrics Collaboration.

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January 29, 2016

Stopping the next generation of smokers

Dr. Theo Moraes, Staff Respirologist and Scientist-Track Investigator at SickKids discusses the concern with teens and e-cigarettes.

January 27, 2016

Treating the body and mind together

Most of us know where to go when our children are physically unwell. Some of us know where to go and what to do when we have concerns about our children’s mental health. But what about when we are worried about the physical AND mental well-being of our children and youth? Dr. Tony Pignatiello offers his perspective.

December 16, 2015

When to take your child to the ED and when to stay home

A Perspective from Dr. Stephen Porter, Staff Physician in Emergency Medicine at SickKids.

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November 20, 2015

SickKids patients reflect on the Rights of the Child

SickKids Children's Council members reflect on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

November 17, 2015

How to talk to kids about terrorist attacks

Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Psychologist at SickKids, gives her perspective on how to talk to kids about terrorist attacks.

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