New parking pass: We’ve introduced a multi-use parking pass for parents of patients and their frequent visitors that offers a reduced rate and also allows for in-and-out privileges. Learn more.
In a new study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a Toronto research team assessed how parents’ health literacy, or ability to understand medical information and make decisions about care, may affect health outcomes for children with nephrotic syndrome.
As childhood obesity continues to be a major public health issue in Canada and around the world, emphasis is typically placed on obesity interventions and prevention programs in early childhood. In an effort to explore alternate forms of data collection in this field, an Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.
This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation (Canada 150) and the 52nd anniversary of the Canadian national flag, which was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 1965. High atop the flagpoles at the entrance to SickKids proudly waves not only the Canadian and Ontario flags, but also SickKids’ very own flag.
Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Lead with the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP), gives her perspective on the connection between mental health and obesity.
On National White Cane Week Alissa Ulster, Social Worker in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, gives her perspective on raising public awareness to the challenges faced by those living with vision loss.
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of SickKids and Donna Duncan, President and CEO of Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, discuss their shared vision of mental health services for children and youth.