Posted on Friday, September 13, 2019 09:00 AM
Toronto/Ottawa – Kids Health Alliance (KHA), founded by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) and CHEO, today announced Larissa Smit as the interim executive director while Lauren Ettin, executive director of KHA, is away on maternity leave. Larissa brings extensive policy, stakeholder engagement and collaboration experience most recently from her role as the senior health advisor in the Premier’s Office.
“Infants, children and...
Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Experts aim to reduce "bedroom jail" following a concussion diagnosis
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) has issued the first Living Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion. The guideline, targets health-care providers and offers a series of recommendations to help children and adolescents get back to their everyday life.
This is the first ONF clinical practice guideline to be available in a fully digital version,...
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Tech company born at CHEO gives back: donates $150,000 to CHEO
SHOEBOX Ltd.’s donation to support hearing research and medical outreach
OTTAWA — August 21, 2019 — Today, Dr. Matthew Bromwich presented CHEO President and CEO Alex Munter with a donation of $150,000 from SHOEBOX Ltd., the company he founded to bring his tablet-based audiometer to market. The donation will support more ear-health research and will enable medical outreach to make...
Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:36 PM
Back in May 2018, we embarked on a journey to imagine “CHEO of the future”. All Ontario health care systems have to undergo a master planning and visioning exercise – it’s mandated by the government to create a business plan for the next 25 years. We consulted staff, physicians, Board members, regional and campus partners, and most importantly children, youth and families to determine how we might deliver services differently in the future and therefore how our spaces might need to change too.
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:01 AM
OTTAWA — A paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions. The findings come from the globally recognized Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa.
“Impulsive behaviour is associated with numerous mental health and addiction problems, including eating...