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March 29, 2016

Developmental delay screening tools not beneficial, new guidelines reveal

A Perspective from Dr. Patricia Parkin, Staff Paediatrician and Senior Associate Scientist at SickKids. She is also a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and its developmental delay guideline working group.

A young girl holds a medical thermometer against a teddy bear

March 29, 2016

Patients treat cuddly companions at the annual Teddy Bear Clinic

Patients at SickKids took on the role of doctors and learned how to diagnose, treat and care for some plush patients at the Teddy Bear Clinic.

March 29, 2016

New Toronto Paediatric Cancer Stage principles provide expert consensus on the collection of paediatric cancer stages in population-based cancer registries

Dr. Sumit Gupta, Staff Oncologist and Clinician Investigator at SickKids and Dr. Lindsay Frazier, Associate Professor, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, convened a panel of experts and advocacy stakeholders in Toronto to establish principles for paediatric cancer stage collection.

March 28, 2016

Dr. Ronald Cohn appointed Chief of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children

Following an extensive international search, SickKids Board of Trustees and The University of Toronto’s Governing Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ronald Cohn to the position of Chief of Paediatrics, SickKids and Chair of Paediatrics at The University of Toronto.

March 24, 2016

Pharmacy Department brings you the right dose at the right time

March is Pharmacy Awareness Month, the perfect time to celebrate the awesome Pharmacy Department here at SickKids!

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March 23, 2016

Renowned scientist will lead rare mission to address the epidemic of heart failure

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, a special Canadian partnership that unites clinical innovation with genetics, stem cells and engineering, today names Dr. Mansoor Husain its first executive director.

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March 21, 2016

90-Day status report following the Lang Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (MDTL)

A 90-day status report highlights the changes which SickKids has implemented since the Report of the Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review was released to prevent similar events from occurring at SickKids again.

March 21, 2016

SickKids staff recognized for outstanding achievements

Congratulations to the following 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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March 15, 2016

Peanuts for Babies! Stop! Wait a second!

A Perspective from Dr. Blake Papsin, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at SickKids. He is also Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto and the Jordan and Lisa Gnat Family & Bastable-Potts Chair in Otolaryngology at SickKids.

March 15, 2016

Good nutrition is integral to improving health in patients

As a part of the interdisciplinary care team, dietitians work closely and collaboratively with health-care staff to provide family-centered care across the hospital. In recognition of Nutrition Month, which takes place every March, let's take a glimpse into the important work they do.

March 10, 2016

SickKids first hospital in North America to use new dialysis treatment for paediatric care

The Dialysis and Apheresis team at SickKids have spent the last five years working to implement a new dialysis system called haemodiafiltration to tackle the poor patient outcomes associated with previous forms of dialysis treatments.

March 8, 2016

Social workers at SickKids: innovative approaches to addressing individual, family and systemic challenges

The celebration of Social Work Month across Canada provides an opportunity to revisit the origins of hospital social work and honour the growth and development of the profession over the years.

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