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August 22, 2016

Building connections and transforming paediatric care in China

SickKids International (SKI) has recently landed in China to commence two new collaboration opportunities. Partnering with hospitals in the north and south of the country, each project is focused on a different clinical specialization.

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August 16, 2016

Built for walking: Safe environments for active school travel

In preparation for children going back to school this September, Drs. Linda Rothman and Andrew Howard give their perspective on safe walking environments.

August 11, 2016

Learning from Olympians: improving treatments for kids with chronic illnesses

Dr. Greg Wells, Associate Scientist, Physiology & Experimental Medicine, gives his perspective on how understanding the bodies of Olympians can shed light on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses in kids.

August 11, 2016

SickKids recognizes students on International Youth Day 2016

August 12 is International Youth Day, a day marked by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of youth civic engagement. This year’s theme for International Youth Day is focused on the leading role of young people in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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August 10, 2016

Seeing is believing: New molecular structure sheds light on DNA repair

Thanks to a collaboration between Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), part of Sinai Health System, and SickKids, Toronto scientists have caught a glimpse of the molecules involved in DNA repair.

August 5, 2016

‘Toronto protocol’ dramatically improves survival rates in children at risk of cancer

Research led by SickKids shows that children and adults with this inherited cancer susceptibility can benefit significantly from a cancer surveillance protocol that helps detect tumours early, enables quicker treatment and improves overall survival.

July 26, 2016

New study sheds light on long-term survival of children with trisomy 13 and 18

New research led by SickKids and ICES has found that while early mortality was the most common outcome for children with trisomy 13 and 18, the children who survive live much longer than previously described.

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July 21, 2016

SickKids scientists show how memories are linked in the brain

A new study led by SickKids looks at the connection between memories and illustrates how certain memories become linked in the brain.

July 20, 2016

From SickKids Emergency Room to a classroom in Ghana – A global nursing perspective

Koon Wah Luk and Jane Stuary-Minaret, nurses in the Emergency Department at SickKids and members of the International Resource Team, discuss their experiences teaching paediatric nursing in Ghana.

A teen girl dressed in formal wear smiling. Behind her there are colourful lights and silhouettes of people dancing

July 13, 2016

A prom of my own

SickKids patient Vanessa Wiens reflects on going to SickKids prom, an event intended for the teens who have missed their own prom or can’t attend because they can’t leave the hospital.

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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