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This Sepsis Awareness Month learn how SickKids works hard 365 days a year to prevent sepsis

September 28, 2018

Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response to any infection, and can lead to widespread tissue damage, multi-organ failure, and death. Treatment needs to be delivered as soon as a diagnosis is reached. SickKids works hard to prevent sepsis every …

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From survivors: Cancer journey doesn’t end at remission

September 25, 2019

SickKids research shows that many childhood cancer survivors will develop some kind of late effects of their cancer or its treatment – including increased risk of heart problems, mental health concerns, and new cancers – at some point in their …

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SickKids and Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic team up to bring focused COVID-19 vaccine consultation to pregnant and breastfeeding people

April 4, 2022

Pregnant and breastfeeding people can book an initial appointment with the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service and have an option for further consultation with Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic.

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Debunking myths about autism

November 2, 2015

Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chief, Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative, diagnoses and provides treatment recommendations for children with ASD every day. He helped us bust some autism myths and misconceptions.

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First-in-Canada CLIMB program helps kids and teens take steps to holistic care for their minds and hearts

September 28, 2016

The first of its kind in Canada, the Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) program provides comprehensive mental health care for paediatric depression, while also screening for risk factors that may result in serious heart and related health …

Unravelling the mystery of rare diseases

February 29, 2020

When Bryson Williams-McArthur was 9, he underwent whole exome sequencing at SickKids, a sophisticated, non-targeted approach to genetic testing that takes a broad look at all 20,000 genes. This test finally gave the family a diagnosis – a very rare …

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ACTS team brings neonatal and paediatric ICU expertise beyond SickKids’ walls

December 11, 2017

Transporting patients quickly and safely from community hospitals to a tertiary hospital is no simple feat, especially when considering the complex medical needs of a critically-ill child or a premature baby. Since it began in 1973, the Acute Care …

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Lightning strikes twice: SickKids dream team and an unexpected companion

August 17, 2018

When Farah Sheikh, Social Worker, received an email from a friend of a friend saying her Yorkshire Terrier had just had a litter of puppies and she was looking for a home for a very special one who had been born with a cleft lip, she knew the …

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SickKids runs only committed interdisciplinary clinic in Canada to help children with rare genetic skin disorder

October 25, 2017

It’s epidermolysis bullosa (EB) awareness day! EB is a rare genetic blistering condition that affects the skin and internal organs. Learn more about how SickKids helps these “butterfly children.”

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SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye

March 5, 2015

Experts at SickKids have pioneered a novel surgery that restores lost feeling in the eye by transplanting a nerve graft from the patient’s own leg into their eye.

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