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...

Teen patients got dressed to the nine(tie)s for a prom-inspired after hours event

By Krista Pereira It was a blast to the past at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on Friday, July 13 for the annual prom-inspired...

Study explores challenging behaviours and emotions in young children

By Ellie Stutsman In 2015 Sonja Baker’s family grew from three to five when she gave birth to twin girls. Even as newborns the twins,...

Program that improves health care experience for children with ASD looking to expand

By Ben Maycock A group of IWK Health Centre researchers, clinicians, administrators and families is changing the way care is being provided to youth with...

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