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Empowering teens to take the reins of their health care

September 26, 2016

Transitioning to adult care can be a challenging process, as adolescents have to manage their health condition for the first time without the reliance of their parents. Oshawnie is an independent 18 year old, competent and prepared to take her …

SickKids launches third phase of Choosing Wisely recommendations to curb unnecessary tests and treatments

December 10, 2020

SickKids is launching a third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations to address the potential overuse of tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.

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Keeping patients home for the holidays: Innovative virtual care program brings complex ventilator support into the home

December 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.

SickKids launches phase two of Choosing Wisely with five additional tests and treatments patients and providers should question

November 29, 2017

Following successful reductions of the use of uncomfortable nasal swabs and routine unnecessary x-rays for ankle injuries, among others, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is poised to launch phase two of our Choosing Wisely campaign.

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Walking alongside: Complex Care Program celebrates 10 years of caring for SickKids’ most medically fragile patients

November 7, 2016

Over the past 10 years the Complex Care Program at SickKids has been caring for hundreds of children and families as they navigate not just their health care needs but all aspects of life with medical complexity.

Virtual clinic for kids with special needs comes out of COVID-19

May 7, 2020

For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routine and structure essential to their everyday living.

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SickKids identifies one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection

March 1, 2018

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has identified one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection, a type of nontuberculous mycobacterium (“NTM”), likely linked to a heater-cooler device used during a cardiovascular surgery prior to 2016.

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SickKids-developed-“Sprinkles” added to the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines for Children

August 22, 2019

To address the problem of micronutrient malnutrition in children, in the early 1990s, UNICEF challenged a research team led by Dr. Stanley Zlotkin to come up with a solution. Called “Sprinkles”, they were recently added to the WHO Model List of …

SickKids celebrates 30 years of liver transplantation

October 7, 2016

As home to the largest paediatric liver transplant program in Canada and one of the largest in North America, SickKids has performed more than 530 liver transplants over the past three decades with unsurpassed success and long-term survival in North …

SickKids and Holland Bloorview launch COVID-19 testing sites for children with medical complexity, developmental conditions

December 14, 2020

SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.

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