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May 20, 2021

SickKids experiencing COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient unit

SickKids is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 on an inpatient unit specializing in paediatric medicine and respirology.

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May 20, 2021

Why we need to transform health-care systems to reflect the communities they serve

Tee Garnett, the inaugural Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at SickKids, shares their perspective on identity and the need to transform health-care systems to authentically reflect the communities they serve.

May 19, 2021

Photovoice: Through the eyes of teens with cancer

Photovoice is a therapeutic photography program focused on creating a supportive peer-focused environment aimed at bringing a voice to teens with varying cancer diagnoses.

May 14, 2021

Let the children play: Getting children and youth outdoors now for an active recovery

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, SickKids and researchers from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto are sending a call to action to prioritize children’s health and development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 6, 2021

SickKids scientist Julie Forman-Kay named Fellow of the Royal Society for disordered protein research

Julie Forman-Kay was named a Fellow of the Royal Society for her internationally-recognized research on the critical role of dynamics and disordered protein regions in biology.

May 5, 2021

Innovative ultrasound technique developed by SickKids and Sinai researchers enables earlier detection of placental diseases

Placental diseases often implicated in stillbirths, serious illnesses of newborns, making early detection critical.

April 26, 2021

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of over 2,000 families across Canada revealed struggles to find information and support in caring for their young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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