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Hospital harms total $1 billion for health care system in Ontario

Experiencing harm in hospital significantly increases the length of stay, length of recovery after discharge and health system costs, which amounted to more than...

Genome-wide sequencing for developmental delay: What’s next for families after a genetic diagnosis?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour For many children who aren’t meeting expected developmental milestones, the cause isn’t easily found. Without other observable signs or symptoms or...

New 7-day active rehab model speeds recovery

By Carla Wintersgill Suffering from a lifetime of health problems caused by chemical exposure at a summer job in his youth, David Bergart recently found...

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...

Revolutionary research helping patients with Parkinson’s walk again

By Laura Goncalves For patients living with Parkinson’s disease, it is common to develop significant motor symptoms especially as the disease progresses. Many experience...

Charity eases access to medical care by providing free flights

People living in Canada’s biggest cities often take access to hospitals for granted. But these sprawling healthcare hubs full of tests, treatments and all manner...

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...

First-in-Canada digital system will improve care for critically ill children

By Julie Dowdie It’s something no parent even wants to imagine, let alone have happen – their child is in hospital and begins to get...

What causes type 2 diabetes?

The answer is more complex than most people think. Researcher Dr. Gillian Booth and her team are hard at work uncovering some of those...

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