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Living kidney donation: A selfless act of giving the gift of life

November 27, 2018

Through the years, nephrologists and surgeons at SickKids have performed close to 1,000 kidney transplants in children. None of these would have been possible without the generosity of organ donors.

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SickKids patients reflect on the Rights of the Child

November 20, 2015

SickKids Children's Council members reflect on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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The younger face of eating disorders

February 5, 2016

Dr. Seena Grewal, Associate Head, Eating Disorder Program; Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Day hospital and Emergency psychiatry (AIDE); Department of Psychiatry, shares her perspective on behalf of the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health.

Food Insecurity

October 14, 2016

October 16 is World Food Day, a day when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicating hunger in our lifetime. Katie Boone, a Core Paediatric Resident at SickKids, offers her perspective.

Comparing benefits of donor breast milk to formula for very low birth weight babies

November 8, 2016

A Perspective from Dr. Sharon Unger, Staff Neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Staff Neonatologist at SickKids and Dr. Deborah L. O’Connor, Senior Associate Scientist in Translational Medicine at SickKids.

Obesity and mental illness: an epidemic within an epidemic

February 13, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Lead with the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP), offers her perspective on the need to provide a specialized, holistic approach to overall health for vulnerable teens who …

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Living with a facial difference

November 21, 2017

SickKids patients shared their experiences living with facial differences through letters to the star of the new film 'Wonder'. Farah Sheikh, social worker in the Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Programs at SickKids, shares her perspective on …

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How my daughter’s rare disease diagnosis saved my life

February 29, 2016

SickKids parent Ian Stedman shares the story of his family's experience with a "one in a million" genetic disorder called Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS). Their doctor, Dr. Ronald Laxer, reflects on rare disease diagnosis for families like Ian's.

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Progress on advancing cultural safety for Indigenous patients and families

June 21, 2022

As part of SickKids' reconciliation journey, Tee Garnett, Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Karima Karmali, Director of the Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care share …

A wooden plaque painted with tree branches, leaves, flowers and human faces. At the centre is the SickKids Land Acknowledgement statement, included in the image caption.

Speak up we’re listening: preventing youth suicide takes a team

September 9, 2016

Joanne Bignell, Nurse Practitioner with the Urgent Care Psychiatry Program at SickKids, gives her perspective on preventing youth suicide as a team.

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