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April 23, 2021

SickKids Emergency Department is open and safe

Our Emergency Department has the appropriate staffing, processes and protocols in place, including robust infection prevention and control measures, to ensure the safety of all patients, families and staff.

April 22, 2021

SickKids gives baby Félix fighting chance with one-of-a-kind cancer surgery

A surgery to remove tumour weighing approximately 15 per cent of Félix Devigne’s total body weight was made possible through collaboration between SickKids and Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

April 21, 2021

SickKids-led research demonstrates first use of exosomes as fetal therapy using animal models and human lung cells

International research team used exosomes from amniotic fluid stem cells in animal models and human lung cells to treat underdeveloped fetal lungs, restarting growth and normal functioning.

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April 14, 2021

New paediatric virtual urgent care program offers children and families digital front door to care

SickKids’ new virtual urgent care program aims to help children and families determine what type of care is needed.

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April 12, 2021

SickKids launches The SKOOP!

New SickKids YouTube channel, The SKOOP, provides inpatients, families and kids at home access to a variety of original programming to help children and youth cope with hospitalization.

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April 11, 2021

SickKids accepting additional transfers of paediatric inpatients

As of April 12, SickKids will be accepting paediatric inpatients from certain hospitals across the GTA to help increase health system capacity.

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April 9, 2021

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

SickKids collaboration with UCalgary could be a step toward earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth with OCD.

April 6, 2021

SickKids preparing to receive admissions of younger adults with COVID-19 to ICU

The recent increase of COVID-related ICU admissions has strained the adult health-care system. As a result, SickKids is opening an eight-bed unit within the ICU for previously healthy adults (approximately 40 years old and under) with COVID-19. The eight-bed unit will be made available for adults if needed.

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April 6, 2021

SickKids scientist Michael Taylor receives prestigious European cancer research prize

Dr. Michael Taylor, along with Dr. Stefan Pfister of Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg, is a co-recipient of the 2021 Léopold Griffuel Award from Fondation ARC, recognizing their contributions to childhood cancer research.

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March 29, 2021

New research finds majority of children with autism may be 'doing well'

A national study led SickKids and CAMH takes a strengths-based approach to autism assessment, suggesting positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more common than previously thought.

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March 29, 2021

SickKids researchers identify rare genetic variants linked to immune system regulation

New research co-led by SickKids identifies genetic variant associated with rare cases of hard-to-treat immune dysregulation and inflammation.

March 16, 2021

SickKids researchers ‘model’ future of precision medicine for rare inherited disorders

SickKids study shows promising proof-of-concept for an innovative CRISPR-Cas9 treatment strategy.

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