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There’s no place like home for tiny patients and their families

Welcoming a new baby is a joyous event and Markham Stouffville Hospital is proud to share in approximately 3,100 births each year. After the...

Clinical research at SickKids: Moving beyond what is possible right now

At first glance, Liam MacGregor seems like any other 12-year-old, enjoying computer games, visiting amusement parks and playing the occasional hockey game. But for...

The same in (almost) every way: Study shows identical twins are not genetically identical

While identical twins are the same in many ways, a new study shows that their genes are a surprising exception to the rule. Using...

Turning the tide on intellectual disability: A new approach to diagnosis

BC Children’s Hospital is launching a new clinical research program that promises to change the medical paradigm for diagnosing and treating intellectual disability in...

Innovative treatment options for women with locally advanced breast cancer and more...

Wendy Wilson, 56, had begun to make healthier lifestyle choices but in May 2010 she was told the lump in her right breast wasn’t...

Video gaming system being used to see patient imaging during surgery

A team of engineers, University of Toronto residents and Sunnybrook cancer surgeons are doing much more than playing games with their #Xbox Kinect™, they...

Interprofessional education and orientation in oncology clinic

Despite the advances occurring in medicine, being told that you have cancer would be devastating to anyone. One of the most important things that...

BC Children’s PICU learns quality improvement lesson the hard way

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at BC Children’s Hospital has achieved a significant milestone. They haven’t had a short-term central line infection in...

Mood and anxiety program for adolescents and young adults provides timely access...

Two years ago Hannah felt sad. She lost interest in activities she once enjoyed, became withdrawn and focused on bad thoughts. Hannah was 12...

New imaging technique helps detect brain tumours earlier

Brain tumours are often very difficult for doctors to find. Current imaging techniques that find other types of cancer without difficulty still often can’t...

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