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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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August 4, 2017

This long weekend prevent burns before they happen

Charis Kelly, Nurse Practitioner in the Burns Program, share her perspective on advocating for burn prevention and safety year-round.

July 26, 2017

Race against the clock: Lifesaving in-utero heart procedure spares Baby Sebastian a traumatic birth and bridges the gap to corrective surgery

Doctors from SickKids and Mount Sinai Hospital, inserted a balloon into Sebastian’s heart, via a needle placed under ultrasound guidance through his mother’s uterus, to open up the atrial septum. It is believed that this is the first time in the world that this procedure – a Balloon Atrial Septoplasty (BAS) – has been performed before birth to treat Sebastian’s particular condition.

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July 18, 2017

SickKids residents advocate for health of child refugees and newcomers

Approximately 50,000 children under 15 arrive in Canada annually. In 2009, SickKids residents founded the Paediatric Outpatient Program (POP) clinic in response to a need for paediatric consultation services for newcomer children facing barriers to health care. SickKids residents Drs. Lucy Duan, Stephanie Erdle, Laura Erdman, Alisha Jamal, and Gabrielle Salmers share their perspective on supporting child refugees and newcomers' health.

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July 3, 2017

Less is more: new review suggests paediatricians should think twice before routinely testing for respiratory viruses

With an increased emphasis on ‘choosing wisely’ and reducing unnecessary medical tests across the medical field, SickKids paediatricians examined the benefits and limitations for a specific type of test and reviewed the scientific evidence as to when it is actually helpful in improving patient care.

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June 8, 2017

Caring Safely: SickKids’ journey to becoming a high reliability organization

Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of SickKids, gives his perspective on patient safety and SickKids' journey to becoming a high reliability organization.

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June 6, 2017

More SickKids families are choosing to have their child’s end-of-life care outside of critical care units

Dr. Adam Rapoport, Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team, Kim Widger, Nurse Researcher, and Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief share their perspective on end-of-life care in paediatrics.

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June 1, 2017

How Canada can help global adolescent health mature

Dr. Ashley Vandermorris, Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Child Health and Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Child Health, discuss five ways to position Canada to successfully champion global adolescent health.

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May 18, 2017

Kids Science hands-on events inspire next generation of young scientists

David Manly, Manulife Kids Science Officer, shares his perspective on how the Kids Science programming is helping get kids and youth interested in research.

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May 1, 2017

Together, we are redesigning mental health care for children and youth

Christina Bartha, Executive Director of the Brain and Mental Health Program, offers her perspective on the need for better access to mental health care to improve mental health outcomes for our patients.

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