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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.

Task Force Takes on Canada’s Urgent Child Obesity Challenge with New Guidelines

March 30, 2015

Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issued its latest guidelines on the prevention and management of childhood obesity. With 1 in 3 children classified as either overweight or obese in Canada the prevalence of childhood obesity …

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.

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.

Exposure to laundry detergent packets sending few Canadian kids to emergency rooms, new study finds

September 12, 2016

Despite the growing household presence of Single-Use Detergent Sacs (SUDS) – or laundry pods as they’re commercially known, a new study led by SickKids reveals a low number of children’s emergency room visits for exposure to the candy-coloured, …

Photovoice: a photography exhibit that fosters connections among teens with cancer

October 16, 2018

Photovoice, a therapeutic support program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), combines photography with weekly group sessions so participants can express themselves and communicate their cancer journeys.

Photovoice: The power of photography brings teen cancer patients and siblings together

September 30, 2019

“I’ve been on a journey from sickness to health - I’ve gone from needles in my arms to a camera in my hand.” Teens in the Photovoice therapeutic program experience their cancer journeys through a different lens – the camera lens.

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SickKids program reaches milestone with 1,000 kidney transplants and counting

March 11, 2021

The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the …

Defying all the textbooks: How SickKids used whole exome sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare condition

February 26, 2021

Isla Simmons, 3, was a medical mystery for the first year of her life. As her family and clinical team navigated a complex journey to identify and treat her rare condition, they ultimately turned to whole exome sequencing, a comprehensive genetic …

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SickKids and Government of Barbados launch partnership to establish Centre for Paediatric Excellence

February 24, 2020

Over a span of seven years, the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health will work with its partners in Barbados and in the broader region, to establish Barbados as a Centre for Paediatric Excellence.

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