Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 12:00 PM
First baby in Canada identified with SMA using newborn screening: given early treatment, ‘loves to move’
Dec. 2, 2020—OTTAWA— When Newborn Screening Ontario diagnosed spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Aidan Deschamps’ bloodspot, he became the first baby in Canada identified with the genetic, neuromuscular condition through a provincial newborn screening program.
Just six days before his birth, Newborn Screening Ontario (based at CHEO) started...
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 11:08 AM
CHEO welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: Karen Green, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr. Ahmed Nasr
Autumn 2020 – Ottawa, ON – After much interest from community members far and wide, CHEO has selected three new members for its Board of Directors. Meet Karen Green, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr. Ahmed Nasr who now serve as important decision-makers in support of CHEO’s vision, mission and values.
Karen Green, from Tyendinga Mohawk Territory, is a lawyer who has spent her...
Our children aren’t OK, Ont. health-care leaders warn; deep concern over new COVID-19 modelling data
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 11:45 AM
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2020 (National Child Day) – Ontario’s leading children’s health-care providers today issue a stern warning and express deep concern about the current trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the pandemic continues to spin out of control, schools will have to close, which must not happen. Our children’s health and wellbeing is at stake.
Other parts of the world show evidence that, as case counts rise, children pay a big price – most...
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2020 09:42 AM
OTTAWA—The CHEO Autism program is adding a number of programs designed to support families through their journeys, from a recent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through life transitions, such when teens with ASD are looking for jobs and friends their age.
“We want to be there to help families from the difficult time they receive an ASD diagnosis, right through to the exciting moments that teens experience as they embrace...
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 09:26 AM
COVID-19 has caused many services to pause or stop but doing so can be detrimental when it comes to the mental health and well-being of children and youth. To safely meet the needs of children and youth who are accessing CHEO mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHEO has transformed its Montreal Road location into a drive-up clinic for monitoring vital signs — a necessary in-person service needed to provide the best care possible. It...