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Smooth transition from hospital to home makes a difference for NICU families

By Marie Sanderson A new approach to caring for sick and premature babies is supporting families as they transition from the hospital to home. Building Opportunities...

Medical social workers play vital role in supporting families

By Jane Kitchen and Maia Leggott The Social Work program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto offers support to families at their...

Working together to save kids’ lives

By Ellie Stutsman When three-year-old Lucas Waring woke up feeling sick earlier this year, his mom Nikki thought it was the flu. However, it quickly...

Making hospitals a pain-free zone

By Vanessa Gomez Hospitals can be a scary place for children. Fear of unknown spaces, unfamiliar faces and pain from needles or procedures are challenges...

Stem cells may heal lungs of premature babies

By Season Osborne Little Olivia Eberts had oxygen tubes in her nose until after her first birthday. Because she was born prematurely, her tiny lungs...

Concussion rates are nearly double what we thought

By Ellen Rosenberg With concussions seeming more common than ever before, researchers at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, set out to answer the...

New imaging tool for diagnosing heart disease

Researchers first to develop reliable, non-invasive cardiac functional MRI By Laura Goncalves An international team led by scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical...

Breath monitoring improves patient safety during endoscopy unit procedures in pilot project

By Mae Burke and Cheryl Ha A pilot project in the Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto shows encouraging results for reducing...

World-first collaboration rewards patients and clinical teams alike

By Anne Rutherford Simulation in health care is commonplace for learning or practicing skills but the value of simulation jumps to a whole new level...

New research shows only half of countries globally have cardiac rehab programs

More than 20 million people develop heart disease globally each year, but there is only one cardiac rehab spot for every 12 of those...

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