Poison prevention: Out of sight and locked up tight

It is natural for children to explore their environment as they grow and develop, but this can put them at risk of unintentional poisoning. ...

How are the kids doing?

School nurses have an important role to play when identifying children’s mental health issues For Anne*, the bullying began in pre-school in Saskatoon. By the...

Returning home from hospital

The idea of moving out of hospital and back home seems, on the surface, to be a transition worth celebrating. After all, for many...

Research leads to successful health promotion program

Research has an enormous impact on our communities, leading to innovations in disease management, prevention, and treatment. But rarely does a community have so...

New research points to life’s early years in shaping our future health

New research and recent studies are breaking down the old nature vs. nurture divide on how genes and the environment interact to shape who...

Disease management requires technology―and an attitude change

Multiple chronic conditions are reaching epidemic proportions and putting an unprecedented financial and logistical strain on our health care system. Chronic conditions in fact account...

Keeping fit in a high-stress environment

The first doctor I ever knew had his jet-black hair slicked back in a way that made him look like Dracula. For many years...

SickKids opens cultural competence education to the world

“Axserunds, I janhdnlu lochkey you jspajgcl go.” For many new immigrants in Ontario, understanding the health-care system is about as clear as the phrase above....

Café Scientifique: Making health research available to the public

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Café Scientifique program fosters informal discussion about scientific research topics between the public, researchers and expert clinicians....

Gender makes a difference in health care: Report reveals ways to improve women’s health

Women experience unique health issues like pregnancy and menopause as well as health conditions like cervical, ovarian and breast cancer. Some diseases like HIV...

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