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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.

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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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January 29, 2016

Stopping the next generation of smokers

Dr. Theo Moraes, Staff Respirologist and Scientist-Track Investigator at SickKids discusses the concern with teens and e-cigarettes.

January 28, 2016

Pain management in premature infants linked to impaired brain development

Morphine, a drug commonly used to manage pain in premature babies, is linked to decreased growth in the cerebellum, resulting in both physical and cognitive impairments, a new study by SickKids and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found.

January 27, 2016

Treating the body and mind together

Most of us know where to go when our children are physically unwell. Some of us know where to go and what to do when we have concerns about our children’s mental health. But what about when we are worried about the physical AND mental well-being of our children and youth? Dr. Tony Pignatiello offers his perspective.

January 26, 2016

Heightened perception of anger driven by over-connected brain circuits in soldiers with PTSD, new study finds

A new study led by SickKids employed an advanced brain scanning technique to monitor brain activity and found that soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to perceive threatening facial expressions than those who are not affected by the disorder.

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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.

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