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Sudbury family rejoices in breakthrough medical treatment, mourns brother, uncle who led them to it

Leanne Ward’s leading role in the treatment of X-linked hypophosphatemia, an inherited form of rickets was part of a CBC Sudbury report last week. Ward and her team have had children flying in to CHEO from across Canada to participate in her research (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Kingston and London). Families have been coming to Ottawa every month to three months for this trial, which speaks to the commitment on the part of the families. Read more...
Kids with heart disease hit the court 
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Diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) at age nine, Mitacs researcher Angelica Blais knows what it’s like to feel like you have to sit on the sidelines. “When you’re a kid with heart disease, there are real physical and psychological limitations to being active,” she says. Read more...
Study links social media use, lack of shut-eye among youth

A new study authored by a doctor at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario suggests even one hour of social media use per day can have a negative impact on a young person's sleep. Dr. Jean-Phillippe Chaput, part of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity team at CHEO, was a lead author of the study, published Wednesday by the journal Acta Paediatrica. Read more...
Researchers detail spike in complex pneumonia among Eastern Ontario children 
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Cases of complex pneumonia among children in Eastern Ontario spiked between 2002 and 2015, according to a new study led by researchers from CHEO. Read more...
Blood samples from Ontario newborns studied at CHEO to help babies worldwide 
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Blood samples taken from Ontario newborns and analyzed at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario are helping improve the health of tiny babies in developing countries around the world. Read more...
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