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August 20, 2015
Toronto researchers shed new light on stroller use in young families
In the first study of its kind, a Toronto research team has gone right to the source – parents – to understand their habits and perceptions of stroller use and its relationship with children’s physical activity.
August 13, 2015
Study Highlights Urgent Need to Re-evaluate Latest World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines
In a new study published in Environmental Health, researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Norwich University report an urgent need to re-evaluate the World Health Organization’s drinking-water guidelines for nine toxic chemicals commonly found in drinking water.
August 13, 2015
Increased physical activity may improve health outcomes for children with multiple sclerosis
Research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) suggests that children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who participate in higher levels of physical activity may have a less active disease.
August 12, 2015
Parapan Am athletes inspire patients and promote inclusivity
For many SickKids’ patients, the Parapan Am games offer an opportunity to cheer for athletes they can relate to and provides hope to those children facing debilitating illnesses.
August 10, 2015
From August 10 to 21 we are hosting an online community engagement forum asking: How might we build the SickKids facilities of the future to best optimize the experience for patients, families and providers?
August 4, 2015
SickKids works to help bring kids home sooner
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has made it an organizational priority to reduce the average length of stay for patients whenever possible by eliminating unnecessary waits or delays in care and treatment caused by inefficiencies in the way care has traditionally been provided.
August 3, 2015
Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts’ understanding of the condition on its head.
July 28, 2015
Study finds way to reduce unnecessary ankle X-rays in paediatric emergency departments
In a new study, researchers from SickKids found a 23 per cent decrease in the number of ankle X-rays in paediatric emergency departments that used a clinical decision tool called the Low Risk Ankle Rule.
July 24, 2015
Celebrating one year of home away from home at the Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room
The Ronald McDonald House Toronto (RMH) Family Room at SickKids recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
July 10, 2015
SickKids was lit up for the Games
SickKids was lit up with excitement Friday, July 10, as we played host to the Toronto 2015 Torch Relay on its final stretch to the official opening of the Pan Am Games.
July 6, 2015
Surprising new cause of intestinal disease identified
New research led by SickKids reveals a surprising case report, in which the genetic defect responsible for the child’s illness actually resides in the blood vessels rather than the intestine, or gut.
July 6, 2015
Award season recognizes SickKids staff
In May and June, members of the health-care and science communities are recognized for their achievements and contributions.