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October 11, 2016

Team Canada swimmers visit SickKids

Patients and families at SickKids were in for quite a treat when some special athletes showed up for a visit.

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October 7, 2016

SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership expands education program to Tamale, Ghana

As the first training site outside of Accra, the Paediatric Associate Membership Programme in Tamale will help build nursing capacity in the northern regions of Ghana.

October 7, 2016

SickKids celebrates 30 years of liver transplantation

As home to the largest paediatric liver transplant program in Canada and one of the largest in North America, SickKids has performed more than 530 liver transplants over the past three decades with unsurpassed success and long-term survival in North America.

October 7, 2016

Only in Toronto: City’s diverse population propels discovery that ethnicity may play a role in the health of children with kidney disease

A new study led by SickKids is the first to look at ethnicity’s role and the possibility of genetic influences in children with nephrotic syndrome, the most common form of kidney disease in childhood.

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October 7, 2016

'We're not going to compete on safety': Canadian paediatric health centres collaborate on journey to eliminating preventable harm

Over fifty representatives from paediatric health-care centres across Canada gathered at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL) for the first Canadian regional meeting of members of the Children's Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) collaborative.

October 6, 2016

SickKids contributes to early childhood development in the new Lancet research series

The Lancet’s three-paper series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale, involved collaboration among 45 authors from 22 global institutions, including Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Tyler Vaivada from SickKids Centre for Global Child Health.

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October 4, 2016

Why I care what your child wears on their head!

Dorothy McDowall, Trauma Patient Care Coordinator at SickKids, discusses the importance of wearing a bike helmet.

September 28, 2016

First-in-Canada CLIMB program helps kids and teens take steps to holistic care for their minds and hearts

The first of its kind in Canada, the Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) program provides comprehensive mental health care for paediatric depression, while also screening for risk factors that may result in serious heart and related health problems as the patient grows up.

September 26, 2016

Empowering teens to take the reins of their health care

Transitioning to adult care can be a challenging process, as adolescents have to manage their health condition for the first time without the reliance of their parents. Oshawnie is an independent 18 year old, competent and prepared to take her health care into her own hands thanks to the Sickle Cell/Thalassemia transition clinic.

September 21, 2016

SickKids contributes to framework to address global adolescent health and mortality

This week, as world leaders convene in New York City for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the momentum to bring adolescents and youth to the centre stage in global health and international development is palpable.

September 20, 2016

Giving back to SickKids in a new way: SickKids ambassador and Camp Crew member

Siena McLaven is a 14-year-old SickKids patient and 3-time participant in the Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids. She shares her perspective on SickKids camp.

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September 19, 2016

SickKids awarded more than $1.9 million in CFI funding to support sharing of genomic data through new computational infrastructure

On September 15, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced new funding for research infrastructure and technology, including a grant of more than $1.9 million for groundbreaking research led by SickKids.

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