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November 15, 2016

PICH2GO helps tackle children’s pain through art and discussion

For International Pain Awareness Week, the SickKids Pain Centre organized a series of educational and networking events, which brought together clinicians, researchers, trainees, patient families and policymakers to help engage, empower and educate about the very real child health problem of pain in kids.

November 14, 2016

Children with cancer much more likely than adults to receive high-intensity end-of-life care despite access to palliative care

About 40 per cent of children with cancer receive at least one form of high-intensity end-of-life care treatment according to a new study from ICES and SickKids.

November 10, 2016

SickKids notifies heart surgery patients of potential infection risk associated with heater-cooler devices

SickKids is contacting patients who have had heart surgery since December 2013 (when the devices first came into use at SickKids) about a potential risk related to their surgery.

November 10, 2016

Congratulations to these SickKids staff on their awards and achievements!

There is no shortage of talented and hardworking staff members at SickKids. Our staff pride themselves on going above and beyond in their work to improve the health and well-being of children and advance the fields of health care and health research. Congratulations to the following staff members who were recently recognized for their work and achievements.

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November 10, 2016

SickKids ranked No. 2 on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list in 2016

SickKids earned second place on the annual top 40 list for overall research spending, a jump from third place last year. The list examines research hospitals across the country and ranks them based on research spending and intensity.

November 8, 2016

Comparing benefits of donor breast milk to formula for very low birth weight babies

A Perspective from Dr. Sharon Unger, Staff Neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Staff Neonatologist at SickKids and Dr. Deborah L. O’Connor, Senior Associate Scientist in Translational Medicine at SickKids.

November 7, 2016

SickKids topping the charts as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

SickKids is proud to have been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This is the fifth time since 2011 SickKids has received this award.

November 7, 2016

Walking alongside: Complex Care Program celebrates 10 years of caring for SickKids’ most medically fragile patients

Over the past 10 years the Complex Care Program at SickKids has been caring for hundreds of children and families as they navigate not just their health care needs but all aspects of life with medical complexity.

November 3, 2016

Better Nights, Better Days intervention study aims to help kids sleep better

Researchers across Canada have created a unique program to address insomnia in kids. “Better Nights, Better Days” is an evidence-based online intervention program for parents who have children that experience sleep issues.

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October 28, 2016

SickKids VS campaign: A lot of buzz, thoughtful feedback and important discussion

The new SickKids VS campaign has garnered a lot of attention. We are delighted at the significant positive feedback from families and children who say they experience the ad campaign as empowering, and as breaking through stereotypes. We are also keenly aware that this has not been the only reaction to the campaign.

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October 25, 2016

Science Show & Tell: New insight into how cells control the pH of their internal compartments

Research from Dr. John Rubinstein has determined the first atomic structure of part of a V-ATPase called the VO region. This research answers a question that people have been trying to answer for more than 25 years.

October 25, 2016

Autism Awareness Month: SickKids improves care for kids with autism

For Autism Awareness Month, we talked to a SickKids expert, Dr. Barbara Muskat, Director of Social Work at SickKids, on why we need to be more sensitive and accommodating to our patients with unique needs.

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