The agency whose data drives 's system is looking for your opinions on , and services. Tell them what matters most to you:
More momentum for project! Parent groups endorse call for better care+access for kids with and challenges:
“Please God, not my baby!”: Every day in the US, 46 kids are shot and 7 of them die. Two doctors reflect on what they've seen:
Speaking of ... 's project is all about kids and families like these. Add your voice to support them:
"Bottom line is, getting a makes a lot more sense than not getting a shot."
Becca Schofield has passed away. Heartbreaking. Her family’s statement has a poignant reminder for everyone who followed her journey: “Keep her dream alive and our beloved Becca will live forever. Be kind.”
"When their world breaks and no one fixes it". Powerful thread that asks: what happens when adults don't right a wrong done to kids?
I have a thing to say about growing up after tragedy. When I was a senior in high school, 7 of my classmates were killed & 24 injured. It was an awful day full of fear, confusion, & pain. Press swarmed. News helicopters hovered overhead all day filming footage of the carnage. 1/
It's our turn to extend the very same love and kindness to the Dewar family for which they are legendary. Your community is with you, .
"Thank you for helping me when I was sick. And you are very very kind to me and other kids": a young patient's message to Dr Karen Watanabe-Duffy today. Attached was a $105 donation to the CHEO Foundation - mostly in coins.
“Say what? ? I thought that was every year?”
America's pediatricians renew call for .
So far in 2018, 30 mass shootings in US; 18 in schools.
Well, here's a surprise gift for Morgan MacIntyre's 17 birthday (today): patient is going to be 's 2018 Champion.
There may be former smokers who have quit by switching to . But stopping kids from or in the first place is a crucial goal. Advertising encourages them to start.
"Lack of a support structure": single face markedly higher risk of early death
Chief of staff Dr 's button was given to her by a parent 26 years ago - when she was a resident at .
Diagnosed with , Adrienne lost out on the speech therapy she needed. 's project will allow us do better for kids like Adrienne. Add your voice, help spread the word:
Giving people the choice to opt out of , rather than requiring them to opt in, will save countless lives.
Just handed out these beautiful cards, made with love by kids at for kids here at .
A lot of smiles as Dr. Nadya Ben Fadel and young helpers check out our new portable echocardiography machine. customers helped buy it for the through Hydro's campaign:
This is the point in an winter when fond daydreams of spring and summer really pick up. While you're at it, imagine signing up for May 6 for care+research at :
Remember the good ol' days when you were a kid and got way fewer than children do today?
"Precision nutrition": clinical trials at will deploy diet to help treat kids with and
Universal is a blessing. But for families with very ill kids, expenses abound. Two stories this morning about different families with kids at having to raise money to help cover their costs:
2 things we know about children who die from flu:
1) They tend to be young & immature, immunologically speaking, to flu (40% of deaths this year < 4 years).
2) The majority of children who die are unvaccinated.
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Cut back on unneeded tests and : the latest evidence on treating kids with infections
Instead of spending money on commercial landlords, let's build a custom-designed hub for kids with like Asher. That's what 's is all about:
Don't overlook the of kids with cardiac disease, says researcher
“I think there’s still a lot of bias around women": pediatric pain expert on the barriers facing female scientists like her
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
To Protect them from Flu!
"She wants to fight and she wants to beat this so badly": the campaign to help a young patient find a bone marrow donor
Let's make life just a little bit easier for Avery and her mom. Please add your voice to support 's project:
VIDEO Influenza can be deadly, especially for people with underlying illness. It's not too late to protect yourself and your family with a flu shot.
City took away the fluoride, here come the kids' cavities via
How soda and energy drinks are depriving kids and teens of : researcher.
Dr Ron Walls led response to Boston Marathon bombing. Thank you for coming to to share your insights + advice.
“When we work with gender kids, we need to ask about and when we work with kids with , we need to ask about gender identity,” Dr. Stephen Feder
tradition in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as doctors buy drinks for all staff there.
Great to see brand new clinical research unit at . Opens Monday and will help improve care in and well beyond.
A shout-out and thank you to for everything they do every day as part of Team , helping kids+families be their healthiest.
The Marketing to Children and Youth consultation results are now here!
Check them out today:
DYK one in 100 babies is born with a heart problem? TY to partners like with & donors who ensure is world class in cardiac care!
"Kids can be so wise": check out this powerful thread from a palliative care pediatrician about what terminally-ill children have taught him about joy, meaning and love.
For an assignment, I asked some of my terminal paediatric palliative care patients what they had enjoyed in life, and what gave it meaning. Kids can be so wise, y'know. Here are some of the responses (Thread).
At , newborn screening has dropped the age of identification of from 5.4 years to 4 months:
Meet the 2018 Gerber Baby! His name is Lucas; he’s 1; he’s from Dalton, Georgia; he’s super-adorable; and he...
Her son, the Premier, would become Ontario's best known McGuinty. But to the folks here at , Betty McGuinty was known as a skilled, caring nurse committed to kids' health. Our condolences to her family.
Family advisory table will help shape new treatment centre. Thank you Steve Herzog and for stepping up for kids with and challenges.
It's and we have for parents on how to help kids stay safe in this . Stop by and take a look at these and others in our collection on your next visit .
at = shorter waits and more + services for kids
No time to waste: you have 2 hours left to go to help make a social media statement. Go to . Takes 1 minute to add your voice for kids with and challenges and support .
continues to be very busy. We’re seeing many cases that could be managed at home, or by a family doc/community clinic. Here’s a guide to help you decide where to go
Today is an important day for . They are looking for public support for an integrated treatment centre - this would mean shorter wait times, improving comfort and increasing service capacity. Visit for more info.
How and gender nonconforming teens face barriers in accessing physical and services
As the child of , this story rings so true to me. People come to so their kids can have a better future. In the process, they make our country stronger.
Investing in children today ensures their well-being now, and for decades to come
Dear CHEO emerg RNs, you are phenomenal! Pediatric calls are high on my list of “calls I don’t look forward to getting” but after today, I feel way more prepared👍🏼
As the United States withdraws from the world stage, will other countries step forward to protect and prevent the next pandemic?
Adrienne wouldn't have missed 18 months of speech therapy if we had in . Help make things better for kids like her:
How many smiles do you give away today?
The average kid smiles 400 times a day - adults avg 15! We can do better!! Smile like no one is watching...and enjoy the philological benefits. <3
"It may be Canadian to apologize, but this psychiatrist is tired of it": how 's project will improve youth services
Actually, 9/11 did happen and Elvis really is dead: how the rise of conspiracy theories leads to skepticism
Coming up shortly on on : CHEO director Barb Casey and parent advocate talk about how 's will make a difference for kids+families.
Proud of 's people: for 7th year in a row, named one of best places to work in region
Did you received a false positive or false negative from non-invasive testing? Did you want to access testing but didn't? wants to hear from you:
Thank you to , and for a thoughtful but sobering discussion about hospital funding. Available here:
“Last winter when the flu arrived, it exposed a very fragile underpinning within the hospital sector, a sector that is now at the outer limits of its ability to deal with increasing patient demand.”
Dr. Catherine Pound and Dr. Sasha Carsen on the innovators and health leaders panel! They are inspiring a new cohort of biz, tech and health innovators to turn ideas 💡💡 into impacts!
Proud of the innovative clinicians at , like Drs. Sasha Carsen and , here sharing their experiences at .
talking digital leadership and the power of partnership for creating health innovation at launch for 2018
An old-fashioned snowstorm isn't slowing down cutting-edge innovators, getting ready to launch at .
Every single RT of this tweet means another 5¢ for care, including for services at .
One of the reasons I am so enthusiastic about 's campaign is what it will do to improve mental health care services in for kids. & advocate for funding for this project.
Everyone can show their support: sign-up right now and let's all Thundercap about
Please support Ottawa's kids+families: makes case for 's to .
It's Day and that means focus on projects like 's : part of our plan to improve care for kids with and challenges
Proud of my hubby, Dr from , for pioneering research funding merging the Canadian and Chinese experiences to do implementation research in mental health service delivery for children & youth
Please support Ottawa's kids+families: makes case for 's to .
More and more young people are coming to for care. Here's how we're dealing with the surge in demand:
Hello and welcome to Day in the eastern timezone. Every tweet/RT using Bell = 5¢ to Canadian initiatives, including at .
Demand for services is way up at and but wait times are way down. Here's how:
On the 70th anniversary of 's assassination, I reflect on my visit to his memorial 5 years ago and on his words: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Interesting opinion piece: Canada's public health care system relies an awful lot on private money
Letters, we get letters.
Comment from young visitor, waiting during sibling's appointment.
Feedback actioned, improvement made.
Thank you to Medical Radiation Technologists and Respiratory Therapists who've headed to to join this effort to tackle outbreak
Self-employed, no benefits and a child with : explains how has "changed everything" for her family.
1M prescriptions since January 1st under , says on visit to 's KidCare Pharmacy.
Day is just TWO days! Spread the word and let’s end the stigma around mental illness:
Kudos to dietitian Sophie Parnel: produces cookbook to make meal preparation easier for families of kids with .
On , .
And we pledge that racism, anti-Semitism and hatred in any form must be allowed to triumph.
I asked Mom what it would take for her to stop smoking cigarettes: she told me 10k retweets because I could never get that. Please help.. I'd like for her to see me graduate college and do much more.
Note to patients, volunteers, staff and physicians: if you want to donate your $25 Loblaws gift card to the , there's a collection box in the Medical Imaging Dept.
Kids 11-17 are the most sleep-deprived - and is making it worse, says 's
Help nurture every child’s promise
A little more exposure to means a lot less for teens, says researcher
'It's more than just cleaning floors' - Every health worker makes a difference to care, including the custodial staff via
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson's famous quote - "A week is a long time in politics" - clearly needs to be updated for the digital age.
This is a great choice by the . Virginia Roth has all the right stuff of leadership - smarts, humility, courage and the ability to listen
Canada became an AI hotspot by recruiting the best brains in the field to move/return here. now efforts are underway to do much more of the same. More brains: Microsoft leads hunt to bring global AI experts to Canada /via
LOVE this! Definitely brings a smile to our faces. kids really are the best!
my sister is the sweetest soul and made a card for her next appt, thank you for all your help💗
Coming up soon on : how did specialists cut a 132-day wait for an in-person referral to a 1-day wait for a e-consult?