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June 26, 2016

Caring Safely – our journey to eliminating preventable harm

SickKids recently celebrated the one year anniversary of Caring Safely, an ambitious patient and staff safety initiative that will have significant impact in making care better and safer across the hospital and also make the hospital an even safer place to work.

June 21, 2016

When is a headache more than a headache?

Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to understand for both those who experience them and those who treat them. Through the Neurosurgery Outreach Program, SickKids is working to better provide education and integrate access to neurosurgical services within the province.

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June 16, 2016

Canadian kids face ‘sleepidemic’

Dr. Shelly Weiss, neurologist at SickKids, discusses the 'sleepidemic' facing Canadian children.

June 16, 2016

Way to go team! – Congratulations to staff on their awards and achievements

Congratulations to 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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June 14, 2016

Emergency doctors address a less obvious health emergency: childhood obesity

Dr. Dan Magnus, Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at SickKids, gives his perspective on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating to combat one of the major health emergencies affecting children today: obesity.

June 14, 2016

Celebrating blood donors who are giving the gift of life

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, which draws attention to the need for consistent donation and honours all donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and blood products. SickKids is celebrating after earning the top spot in Canadian Blood Services’ Spring Hospital Blood Donation Challenge!

Marnie’s Studio, featuring a film set and audience area.

June 14, 2016

SickKids opens Marnie’s Studio: New family space that promotes healing through creative arts

If laughter is the best medicine, consider music, art, and dance to be right behind it. After much anticipation, SickKids hosted an open house to celebrate its newest renovated space, Marnie’s Studio.

Peter Dirks standing against a laboratory bench, surrounded by lab equipment

June 13, 2016

Parkinson’s disease may be a key to solving the glioblastoma puzzle: SickKids-led study

As the most common and aggressive cancerous brain tumour in adults, a glioblastoma diagnosis remains a death sentence due to its resistance to all currently-available treatments. A study led by SickKids explores new links between glioblastoma and dopamine, a chemical signal of the brain’s reward system.

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June 9, 2016

Disrupted spinal fluid flow could cause scoliosis, new zebrafish study says

New research suggests that idiopathic scoliosis, a debilitating disease characterized by a three-dimensional curvature of the spine, could be caused by irregularities in the flow of fluid in the spinal column.

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June 8, 2016

ATVs present a deadly threat to Canadian kids – it’s time for change

Dr. Suzanne Beno, Emergency Medicine Physician and Co-Director of the Trauma Program at SickKids, gives her perspective on the danger of children operating ATVs.

June 6, 2016

SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre to explore potential integration

SickKids and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (HDC) announced their intention to explore an integration of the two organizations to improve specialized hospital and community-based mental health services for children and youth with complex mental health needs.

A group of four people standing at the bottom of a flag pole holding the Pride Flag at SickKids

June 1, 2016

SickKids raises a flag for Pride!

The Pride flag will fly in front of the hospital on University Avenue throughout the month to support and celebrate the LGBT community within the hospital and the community at large.  

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