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IWK doctor first in North America to perform revolutionary surgery

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ron El-Hawary is giving youths suffering from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) a new lease on life. Dr. El-Hawary, Chief Orthopedics at the IWK, is the first, and currently, only doctor to perform the ApiFix procedure in North America. Continue Reading

Working with patients and families, IWK proves we are Better Together

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  The IWK Health Centre Board of Directors hosted their 2017/18 Annual General Meeting today. The event shone a spotlight on the past year’s accomplishments and provided insight as to what the health centre will focus on in the coming year. Continue Reading

Newborn screening of Sickle Cell Disease ensures lifesaving treatments

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  About one in every 6,200 babies born in the Maritimes has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a genetic disease which causes red blood cells to become ‘sickle-shaped’. This sickle, or C-shaped red blood cell does not function as well in the body as normal round blood cells and can cause severe pain, organ failure, and even death in people with SCD.

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IWK Annual Report 2017-2018 Video

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IWK Annual Report 2017-2018 Video

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Dial for Dining

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