Pediatrics

First-of-its-kind app supports paediatric cancer patients
First-of-its-kind app supports paediatric cancer patients

Jaylen Williams with dad Stephan Williams. Ten-year-old Jaylen Williams comes to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre every weekday to receive radiation therapy. He spends most of his appointments playing on a first-of-its-kind app in Canada – Rads4Kids – developed specifically for ...


Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care
Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care

In January, North York General Hospital (NYGH) introduced a Paediatric Short Stay Unit to provide young patients with timely access to acute care for up to eight hours. The most common referrals to the Paediatric Short Stay Unit are for respiratory ...

Posted: July 30, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism
High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in
young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their core symptoms, which challenges current thinking on a widely-used alternative therapy for autism. This study does ...


Healing sounds of music therapy
Healing sounds of music therapy

Music Therapist Adrian Mollica and patient Reed Wales. If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and a voice that is sure to brighten your day. Music ...


Providing methods to help children with chronic pain
Providing methods to help children with chronic pain

For many of us, describing physical pain can be as simple as saying “ouch” when we stub our toe. But as a clinician, what happens when your client can’t clearly communicate how much pain they are in? This situation is common ...


Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management
Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer
pain management

Leanne Patel, clinical pharmacist and Dr. Anthony Crocco, pediatric emergency physician have led a patient safety initiative at McMaster Children’s Hospital that has eliminated the use of codeine, which can be harmful for some children, in pediatric care at ...


Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Taking action against childhood obesity
Taking action against childhood obesity

A generation ago, “after school” was a time when most children looked forward to being outside, running around and playing until they were called inside for dinner. Flash forward to today, when school-aged children, teens and even toddlers spend most ...


Speech and language therapy meets 21st century
Speech and language therapy meets 21st century

Maigen Bundy, Speech-Language Pathologist for the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program through Markham Stouffville Hospital, visits the Child Development Programs website www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca , one of many new interactive resources for parents on the go. The York Region Preschool ...

Posted: June 23, 2014|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Start the conversation because moments matter
Start the conversation because moments matter

For kids escaping school routine, the summer offers endless possibilities of things to do, people to see and places to go. For children with life-limiting illness, the expectations of that same day are no less exciting, but they’re different. Emily’s House ...

Posted: June 20, 2014|Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

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