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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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May 30, 2016

Building on trailblazers’ work: How the impact of cancer genetics is being realized today

Dr. David Malkin, Senior Staff Oncologist and Senior Scientist at SickKids, discusses the relationship between our genes and cancer predisposition.

Pipette in a research lab

May 27, 2016

Basic science research is indispensable for future medical discoveries

Drs. Lynne Howell and Perrin Baker give their perspective on the importance of basic scientific research to make future medical discoveries.

May 20, 2016

Turning the enemy against itself: SickKids-led study identifies enzymes that remove bacteria’s protective wall and enable their destruction

Imagine a walled city. What would happen if a wily soldier found a way to loosen one brick in the sky-high barricade? In a new study led by SickKids, a team of basic scientists tackled this scenario, trying to break down a wall that protects the bacteria within or prevent the wall’s construction in the first place.

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May 19, 2016

“I see you wear hearing aids… you are so brave”

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month! Dr. Blake Papsin, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at SickKids, gives his perspective on wearing hearing aids.

May 19, 2016

The artful eye: An up-close look at the art and science of ophthalmic photography at SickKids

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the pictures taken by medical imaging specialists in the Department of Ophthalmology at SickKids convey much more than artistic expression. These pictures provide answers; answers about the diseases and conditions affecting the eyes of our patients.

May 16, 2016

A Future of Hope for Afghanistan: SickKids’ researchers lead first systematic analysis of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and survival in Afghanistan

A Countdown to 2015 case study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress.

May 10, 2016

SickKids expert contributes to major global reports on adolescent health

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health Co-Director Zulfiqar Bhutta is one of the authors of two major publications in the leading journal Lancet today; a major Global Burden of Disease study of adolescents and young people and the new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing.

May 9, 2016

A day in the life of a nurse at SickKids

In recognition of National Nursing Week, 10 leaders at SickKids had the opportunity to participate in the RN Council’s Nurse for a Day program by shadowing a nurse and experiencing firsthand the integral role nurses play in the care of patients and families.

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May 2, 2016

It’s time to recognize that mental illness is illness like any other

Dr. Daphne Korczak, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at SickKids, discusses the progress that our society has made for children's mental health and the challenges we continues to face.

May 2, 2016

Understanding lung damage due to childhood asthma could hold the clues to preventing respiratory disease later in life

Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, Staff Respirologist and Scientist in Physiology and Experimental Medicine, leads a research study investigating the effects of genes and the environment on lung health that will receive $1.9 million in funding over the next five years from CIHR.

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