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July 13, 2016

SickKids teens blossom at Enchanted Forest: the seventh prom-inspired party for patients

In enchanted forests, magical things happen, and the seventh (happily ever) After Hours Teen Event at SickKids was no different. On Friday, July 8, SickKids teen patients and their guests took part in their very own enchanted forest-themed fairy tale, set in the transformed Rotunda.

July 6, 2016

Before your next trip, visit the SickKids Family Travel Clinic

You don’t have to go very far to make medical precautions part of your next journey! Meet with the team of specialists in travel-related illness at SickKids Family Travel Clinic.

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July 4, 2016

SickKids’ new Paediatrician-in-Chief weighs in on how far we’ve come and the power of integration in genetics

On July 1, Dr. Ronald Cohn stepped into his new role as Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids. He reflects on how the field has evolved, and looks ahead at the potential of individualized medicine in addressing currently untreatable paediatric conditions.

June 30, 2016

How the fingertip is teaching scientists about tissue repair

A new SickKids-led study suggests that nerve-derived cells may play a key role in regulating tissue repair and regeneration in the distal tip and throughout the body.

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June 29, 2016

Reflections on 10 years as Paediatrician-in-Chief

Dr. Denis Daneman, out-going Paediatrician-in-Chief, reflects on his time in the role for the past ten years and his hope for the future of health care.

A group of four people standing at the bottom of a flag pole holding the Pride Flag at SickKids

June 27, 2016

Caring with Pride

David Brownstone, Professional Practice Lead and Education Coordinator in the Department of Social Work and Co-Chair of the LGBT@SK Committee and Christine Robinson, Senior Manager Compensation and Diversity in the Human Resources Department and member of the LGBT@SK Committee share their perspectives on caring with Pride.

June 26, 2016

Caring Safely – our journey to eliminating preventable harm

SickKids recently celebrated the one year anniversary of Caring Safely, an ambitious patient and staff safety initiative that will have significant impact in making care better and safer across the hospital and also make the hospital an even safer place to work.

June 21, 2016

When is a headache more than a headache?

Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to understand for both those who experience them and those who treat them. Through the Neurosurgery Outreach Program, SickKids is working to better provide education and integrate access to neurosurgical services within the province.

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June 16, 2016

Canadian kids face ‘sleepidemic’

Dr. Shelly Weiss, neurologist at SickKids, discusses the 'sleepidemic' facing Canadian children.

June 16, 2016

Way to go team! – Congratulations to staff on their awards and achievements

Congratulations to SickKids staff members who have been recognized by the health-care and science communities for their outstanding achievements and groundbreaking work.

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June 14, 2016

Emergency doctors address a less obvious health emergency: childhood obesity

Dr. Dan Magnus, Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at SickKids, gives his perspective on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating to combat one of the major health emergencies affecting children today: obesity.

June 14, 2016

Celebrating blood donors who are giving the gift of life

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, which draws attention to the need for consistent donation and honours all donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and blood products. SickKids is celebrating after earning the top spot in Canadian Blood Services’ Spring Hospital Blood Donation Challenge!

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