Sick Kids

This Young Torchbearer's Story Will Have You Cheering Him On Every Step Of The Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living

With more than 3,000 torchbearers taking part in the lead up to the Pan Am Games (which start Friday, July 10 in Toronto), there's bound to be a story...

My Son's 115-Day Hospital Stay Didn't Stop His Bar Mitzvah

Marcy White | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Marcy White

My son, Jacob, was admitted to the hospital on January 23, 2015 for a respiratory infection complicated by Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a degenerative neurological disorder. He would turn 13 years old on May 15 and his bar mitzvah, the ceremony and celebration commemorating his entry into Jewish adulthood, was supposed to be May 18.

Why Pet Therapy Dogs Have The Best Job On Earth

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Impact

It's not all that easy to say a visit to the hospital brings you joy, but for pet therapy dogs, that's exactly what their job is, every single day. ...

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

Around the World in 80 Days for SickKids Hospital

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Nikki Fotheringham

Since Jules Verne's tantalizing novel first introduced us to the concept in 1873, circumnavigating the globe has held a strange allure for the adventu...

Forgive Me Fellow Parents, For I Sent My Sick Kid to Daycare

BabyPost | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living

Forgive me fellow parents, for I have sinned. It has been 10 days since my son's last solid bowel movement. And I sent him to daycare. Committing the cardinal sin, I sent a sick kid to daycare, and while I know it is wrong, I did it nonetheless.

Kids With Cancer In Caribbean Helped By SickKids Project

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The SickKids Foundation in Toronto is launching a project aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and serious blood disorde...

Savvy Items for Your Medicine Cabinet

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The worst part about cold and flu season? That midnight run to the pharmacy that's made even worse with the onset of decision paralysis. So many does one choose? Start with this list of 24 Things You Should Have in Your Medicine Cabinet. Stock up and be prepared. Trust us.

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.

Let Kids Be Kids!

Silken Laumann | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I don't want to see eight-year-olds with shin splints and 10-year-olds with rotator cuff injuries, which can result from intensive training, but most of all, I want kids to have childhoods filled with physical play of all kinds, play that builds and develops the body in multiple ways so that it stays strong and healthy.

Our Health System Is Failing Our Children

Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones, MD | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones, MD

One young doctor had to examine a sick child in a dim apartment because the electricity had been cut off. She said she'd never again do an assessment or write a prescription without wondering if paying for the antibiotic might mean no food on the table.