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February 29, 2016

How my daughter’s rare disease diagnosis saved my life

SickKids parent Ian Stedman shares the story of his family's experience with a "one in a million" genetic disorder called Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS). Their doctor, Dr. Ronald Laxer, reflects on rare disease diagnosis for families like Ian's.

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February 24, 2016

Can children be bully-proofed?

A Perspective from Miriam Granger, a Social Worker at SickKids.

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February 23, 2016

Reflections: As health-care providers the time has come to choose more wisely!

A Perspective from Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

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February 19, 2016

Swallowed objects: a closer look

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.

February 16, 2016

Point-of-care ultrasound leads to more efficient and accurate diagnoses in SickKids emergency

A portable technology called point-of-care ultrasound is helping doctors at SickKids provide better and more efficient bedside care in the emergency department, and it’s having a huge impact.

February 12, 2016

NBA All-Stars’ first visit to SickKids a slam dunk

The NBA All-Star 2016 tipped off early on Thursday at SickKids, when the first stop of the 65th annual event was scoring a slam dunk with the kids.

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February 10, 2016

Enhancing patient safety through culture change

Dr. Trey Coffey, Medical Officer for Patient Safety and Medical Lead for the Caring Safely initiative gives her perspective on the state of patient safety in Canada and what this means for us here at SickKids.

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February 10, 2016

Daycare kids have less outdoor free play at home, new study finds

With more than half of young Canadian children enrolled in some form of daycare, at the end of the day, there’s little time for outdoor activity when kids are at home, a new study led by SickKids suggests.

Julie Forman-Kay

February 9, 2016

Dr. Julie D Forman-Kay announced newest recipient of Canada Research Chairs Program

On Tuesday, February 9, the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program announced nationally that Dr. Julie D Forman-Kay, Program Head & Senior Scientist in Molecular Structure & Function at SickKids was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Intrinsically Disorder Proteins.

February 5, 2016

The younger face of eating disorders

Dr. Seena Grewal, Associate Head, Eating Disorder Program; Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Day hospital and Emergency psychiatry (AIDE); Department of Psychiatry, shares her perspective on behalf of the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health.

February 4, 2016

Together, we are standing up to Cancer

On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and drive tumour regrowth.

February 1, 2016

Counting every life makes every child’s life count

A Perspective from Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, the inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health, the Co-Director and Director of Research at SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and member and co-author of the Global Burden of Disease Paediatrics Collaboration.

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