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February 3, 2018

Personal Genome Project shows whole genome sequencing could transform how Canadians manage their own health care

Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto behind the Personal Genome Project Canada (PGP-C) are predicting whole genome sequencing will likely become part of mainstream health care in the foreseeable future.

February 2, 2018

Code Orange Update

This afternoon, a Code Orange was activated at SickKids in response to a collision between a bus and a van near Stayner, Ontario. Five patients are being treated at SickKids for multiple injuries in relation to this incident.

January 31, 2018

The power of peer support in health care

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

Your Emergency Department answering your questions

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

Investing in our future: Time for a ‘moonshot’ to reduce Canada’s childhood mortality

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

Living with a facial difference

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

‘Grieving in chunks’: helping kids cope with the death of a loved one

Norah Shaughnessy, Grief Support Coordinator at SickKids, reflects on how children and families can be better supported through their own bereavement experience.

November 14, 2017

Spina bifida repaired in-utero

In a Canadian first, a team from Mount Sinai Hospital and SickKids has repaired a form of spina bifida in a fetus at 25 weeks gestation.

October 6, 2017

How to improve health technology assessments for children

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

Life after childhood cancer: My dual roles as a researcher and survivor

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.

September 29, 2017

Update to 90-Day status report following the Lang Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (MDTL)

As a result of Justice Lang's and SickKids's own internal review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory, an updated 90-day Status Report highlights the changes which SickKids has implemented to prevent similar events from occurring at SickKids again.

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September 29, 2017

Update on Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children

Through SickKids' internal review, and in cooperation with the independent review, areas of concern have been identified within the Motherisk Program. An Updated Summary of Findings is available.

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