New technique developed to detect autism in children

Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. In a study led by...

New IWK NICU combines high tech and parent’s touch

By Ben Maycock The IWK has completed the second and final stage of transforming its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from open-bay care sites to...

Feeling stuck with a challenging mental health or substance use case? BC Children’s Hospital...

By Dr. Jennifer Russel and Jonah Starr In September 2018, the Child and Youth Mental Health Program at BC Children's Hospital launched COMPASS, a...

Increasing system capacity for autism diagnosis through ECHO Ontario Autism

By Salina Eldon Approximately one  in 66 Canadian children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The increase in prevalence of ASD has meant...

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...

Parent educational tools on pain relief help reduce babies’ vaccination distress

Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain...

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