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Topical cream lessens pain in infants receiving vaccinations, study shows

December 12, 2016

Research led by SickKids has found that liposomal lidocaine, a topical pain cream, is an effective method to reduce pain in infants receiving vaccination injections.

SickKids increasing scheduled clinical care activity

December 1, 2020

SickKids is pleased to advance to the next phase, Phase 5, starting Nov. 30. Phase 5 increases the number of operating rooms in service for a combination of emergency, urgent and scheduled care.

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SickKids to gradually resume scheduled clinical activities as of June 8

June 5, 2020

SickKids has received approval from Ontario Health to begin the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 8.

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Twin sisters, Phuoc and Binh Wagner, receive successful liver transplants

April 21, 2015

Today, during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Michael and Johanne Wagner wholeheartedly thanked the anonymous donor who donated part of a liver to their twin daughter Binh, who is recovering well at SickKids following a successful …

Barcodes added to patient ID bands to enhance patient safety

May 23, 2018

At SickKids, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance and improve the patient experience. We are committed to making care better and safer across the hospital. One of the ways we are improving patient safety is by implementing new patient ID …

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Follow-up care of minor wrist fractures may be handled by primary care physicians, study shows

January 15, 2016

A study led by SickKids examined 180 children with a type of wrist fracture called a "distal forearm buckle fracture" that were treated with a removable splint and then referred to their primary care physician for reassessment.

Autism Awareness Month: SickKids improves care for kids with autism

October 25, 2016

For Autism Awareness Month, we talked to a SickKids expert, Dr. Barbara Muskat, Director of Social Work at SickKids, on why we need to be more sensitive and accommodating to our patients with unique needs.

Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity

October 1, 2020

The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is warning the public of the dangers of mushroom foraging after observing an increase in these calls, including instances where individuals had to be hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms.

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SickKids – UHN collaboration results in life-saving transplant

March 23, 2015

At the beginning of March, three-year-old Phuoc Wagner returned home to her twin sister Binh and seven other siblings, after a successful living donor liver transplant – the liver donated by her father Michael Wagner of Kingston, Ontario.

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New paediatric virtual urgent care program offers children and families digital front door to care

April 14, 2021

SickKids’ new virtual urgent care program aims to help children and families determine what type of care is needed.

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