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Teens ‘take charge’ with new online program for kids and teens with arthritis

March 6, 2017

In an effort to help teens with junvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) better manage their arthritis and improve their transition to adult health care, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jennifer Stinson at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) …

Teen girl holds a laptop with the screen facing the camera.

Sinai Health System and The Hospital for Sick Children welcome investment in an Ontario Fetal Centre

March 28, 2018

Pregnant women will now have greater access to world-renowned specialists when their baby in-utero has been diagnosed with a condition that may need medical intervention, with the creation of the Ontario Fetal Centre, a collaboration between Sinai …

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Young girl’s rapid recovery shows how far paediatric liver transplant has come

April 24, 2019

Julia Berardi, 5, received a liver transplant at SickKids to cure her rare genetic disease. Her parents and doctors are calling for organ donors during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.

Choosing the future of paediatrics wisely

January 19, 2021

Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids, shares his perspective on why paediatrics has been slow to embrace the Choosing Wisely movement to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Child Life Specialists make a difference for kids of all ages at SickKids

March 20, 2015

In honour of Child Life week, SickKids, is celebrating the important contribution Child Life staff make to patients of all ages at the hospital.

A woman wearing a SickKids Child Life tshirt and lanyard sites on a bench next to a young girl with an IV

Spiritual and religious care and beyond: How the chaplaincy team cares for SickKids

October 19, 2016

This week is Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week and we’re putting the spotlight on chaplains at SickKids to show the many ways they support patients, families and staff.

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

January 13, 2016

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.

Baby Carter recovers hearing after cochlear implant surgery at only 3 months of age

November 28, 2017

A ‘magical life-changing moment’ is how parents describe the day their son Carter’s cochlear implants were ‘turned on’ for the first time. Carter Holland, now six months old, received bilateral cochlear implants when he was just three months of age, …

Man and woman sit together holding a baby. They are in the SickKids atrium.

Helping sick kids have a more positive hospital experience

March 24, 2017

Hosted by the Child Life Department, the ninth annual Teddy Bear Clinic took place on March 22. Through this special clinic, patients and siblings were given the opportunity to become the health-care professionals and lead their teddy bear friends …

Girl holds thermometer against a teddy bear with an adult's help.

SickKids to revitalize its blood and marrow transplant unit with government investment

May 3, 2018

SickKids has received a significant funding commitment from the Government of Ontario to move forward with a renovation and expansion of its blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy unit.

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