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January 25, 2016

Growth plate fractures in children’s ankle injuries are much rarer than previously thought

A new study led by SickKids found that lateral ankle injuries in children without X-ray evidence of a fracture are most often sprains that can be easily treated with a removable splint.

January 20, 2016

Stanley Zlotkin appointed to Order of Ontario for contribution and leadership in global child health

Stanley Zlotkin has been appointed to the Order of Ontario for his work and leadership in global child health. The Order of Ontario is the province's highest official honour.

January 20, 2016

Dangerous driving puts kids at higher risk of getting hit during school drop-offs

Dangerous driving when dropping children off at schools may put kids at increased risk of getting injured in the vicinity of their schools, a recent York University and SickKids study indicates.

January 19, 2016

SickKids joins global experts in call for stillbirth prevention in new Lancet research series

The Lancet’s Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series was developed by 216 experts from more than 100 organizations in 43 countries. The research provides compelling evidence of the preventability of most stillbirths.

January 15, 2016

Follow-up care of minor wrist fractures may be handled by primary care physicians, study shows

A study led by SickKids examined 180 children with a type of wrist fracture called a "distal forearm buckle fracture" that were treated with a removable splint and then referred to their primary care physician for reassessment.

January 13, 2016

Biology of tumour changes when childhood brain cancer recurs, Canadian study finds

New research co-led by SickKids and the BC Cancer Agency offers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children with recurrent medulloblastoma, the most common cancerous brain tumour in children.

January 13, 2016

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

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December 22, 2015

SickKids gives gift of sight in time for Christmas

For Zachary, Christmas came early this year, when he received the gift of sight at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). On Dec. 7, he became one of the first three patients at SickKids to receive laser refractive surgery, commonly known as laser eye surgery.

December 22, 2015

The man behind the train: Volunteer delivers joy to SickKids year round

The SickKids train is a miniature locomotive on an elevated track that travels along a loop 175 feet long. For almost a decade Keith has been the man behind the SickKids train. He generously dedicates his time to ensuring that the train is always in working order.

December 21, 2015

It’s been a great year at SickKids! Join us as we roll back the months and celebrate our highlights from 2015

It's the end of another great year at SickKids! Check out some of our highlights and milestones from 2015.

December 21, 2015

Clean Hands Prevent Harm: Meet the artists behind our new hand hygiene posters

Learn more about the artists behind our new hand hygiene campaign, Clean Hands Prevent Harm.

SickKids hospital exterior

December 17, 2015

Response to Justice Susan Lang’s Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory

SickKids welcomes today’s release of Justice Lang's independent review of the Motherisk Drug Testing lab. The health and wellbeing of children and families will always be core to the mission of SickKids.

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