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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.

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January 25, 2016

Growth plate fractures in children’s ankle injuries are much rarer than previously thought

A new study led by SickKids found that lateral ankle injuries in children without X-ray evidence of a fracture are most often sprains that can be easily treated with a removable splint.

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December 17, 2015

Response to Justice Susan Lang’s Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory

SickKids welcomes today’s release of Justice Lang's independent review of the Motherisk Drug Testing lab. The health and wellbeing of children and families will always be core to the mission of SickKids.

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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November 12, 2015

The difficult decision to feed a child through a g-tube

Dr. Katherine Nelson and SickKids parents Genevieve and Gavin reflect making the decision to use a g-tube.

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November 12, 2015

Beyond parenthood: Chronicling the experience of family caregivers

At the Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care at SickKids, we realize how valuable caregivers’ experiences are to how we care for our patients, conduct research, educate ourselves and run our organization.

November 12, 2015

Childhood cancer doesn't discriminate. Neither should geography.

Dr. Jim Whitlock, Director of the Garron Family Cancer Centre and Division Head, Haematology/Oncology, gives his perspective on access to paediatric cancer clinical trials.

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November 12, 2015

Ethical Complexities in Public Solicitation for Organ Donors

Rebecca Greenberg, Bioethicist at SickKids, gives her perspective on the ethical complexities surrounding organ donations.

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October 15, 2015

Notice to users of the Motherisk Call Centre regarding a privacy breach

SickKids is committed to ensuring that research is conducted in accordance with REB requirements, applicable standards and laws and regrets that its processes were not followed.

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October 15, 2015

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 report of findings is available.

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