Sick Kids

Prepare Yourself Before You Watch Sick Kids' Mother's Day Ad

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 04.09.2017 | Canada Parents

Tissue box? Check.

A Young Person Is Shot Almost Every Day In Ontario: Study

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada

"Can you imagine any other consumer product that caused one serious injury a day over a period of five years?''

If Your Child Has A Serious Health Condition, Here's What To Do

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Parents

Don't let the illness take over your family.

10-Year-Old Boy Shot In Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada

The investigation is ongoing.

Ex-Forensic Pathologist Left Trail Of Wrongful Convictions

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada

Dr. Charles Smith stopped practising in 2008 and was finally stripped of his medical licence in 2011.

My Son Needs Consistent Home Nursing, Not Excuses

Her Magazine | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

My 13-year-old son Jacob, who has a rare neurodegenerative disorder, was discharged last summer with 24-hour nursing care in our Toronto home. But aside from the fact that nurses can cancel at a moment's notice -- leaving parents like me to pull all-nighters so my son doesn't choke to death -- we're facing alarming incompetence when they do show up.

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

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 06.27.2016 | 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.