On this page you will find links to articles and media coverage about Women’s College Hospital researchers, physicians and other staff.
Women's College Hospital in the media
Studies Find Mixed Results for Dementia Units - May 10, 2013 - Dr. Andrea Gruneir was quoted in The New York Times in an article about specialized units for dementia care.
Four signs you’re depressed and how you can overcome it - May 8, 2013 - In support of Mental Health Week, Dr. Valerie Taylor spoke with Chatelaine magazine and shared her tips on maintaining optimal mental well-being.
Patient Safety - Lose You Tie Boston Globe - May 6, 2013 - Dr. Michael Gardam co-wrote an opinion piece for The Boston Globe on how standard medical equipment and attire pose the risk of harbouring and transmitting a host of dangerous organisms to patients. Women’s College Hospital’s implementation of an Epic Systems electronic patient record (EPS) was featured in
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Healthy at any age: Tips from health experts - April 25, 2013 - Dr. Jacob Udell and Dr. Valerie Taylor are featured in Glow magazine, in a story about how to say healthy at any age. (Note: Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is also featured in the print edition of this article.)
Boston Marathon Bombings: good samaritans shine in the aftermath of attack - April 2013 - Dr. Catherine Classes spoke with CTV News about why some people go out of their way to help others during tragedies.
Many Canadians getting surgeries that leave them worse off, doctors say - April 25, 2013 - Dr. Gillian Hawker was quoted in the Globe and Mail in an article about elective joint replacement surgeries.
Hip or Knee Replacement Benefits About Half of Patients with Arthritis – April 08, 2013 - Dr. Gillian Hawker received international attention for her latest study on join replacement surgery. Click here for the Globe and Mail article.
The role of running in positive mental health – April 2013 - Dr. Valerie Taylor was featured in the Running Room Magazine on the role of running in positive mental health.
Fasting diets claim weight loss without the struggle - March 19, 2013 - Dr. Valerie Taylor wrote an article for the Toronto Star on restrictive dieting.
Symptoms you need to tell your doctor about - Dr. Kymm Feldman spoke to Canadian Living about symptoms women should tell their doctors about.
Stop for-profit blood clinics, doctors urge - March 13, 2013 - Dr. Danielle Martin appeared on CBC TV and CBC.ca in a story about the prospect of private clinics paying donors for blood plasma
Why more women are choosing double mastectomies. - March 13, 2013 -Dr. Steven Narod’s study was mentioned in a CNN article on prophylactic mastectomies in the U.S.
Steubenville Big Red football players stand trial on sex charges - March 09, 2013 - Dr. Janice Du Mont was quoted in the Toronto Star in an article about U.S. teen football players accused of sexual assault.
Groundbreaking programs target women’s health - February 27, 2013 - Jennifer Price, Dr. Paula Harvey and Dr. Leonard Sternberg from the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative were featured in the Globe and Mail Heart Health supplement.
Fallopian tubes: breeding beds for babies AND ovarian cancer. Should they be removed for cancer prevention? BC says yes. - February 22, 2013 - Dr. Steven Narod appeared in the Vancouver Sun in a story on ovarian cancer.
Thousands of untested rape kits lying in storage in Detroit - February 18, 2013 - Dr. Janice Du Mont appeared on CBC Radio’s The Current in a story about U.S. rape kit backlog.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: More or Less Medicine? - February 5, 2013 - Dr. Danielle Martin appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin in a program looking personalized health reviews vs. annual check-ups and at the modern realities of medicine.
Boomers need to shape up for old age, says poll - February 4, 2013 - Dr. Jacob Udell appeared on Global TV and on CP24 speaking on heart disease and stroke.
Doctor shares his story of heart attack and health - February 1, 2013 - Dr. Meldon Kahan shared his compelling personal story about what led to his heart attack and what lessons we can all learn from his experience.
Diane-35: Deaths of 11 Canadian women linked to acne drug, compared to four in France - January 31, 2013 - Dr. Erika Feuerstein was quoted in the Toronto Star in an article on drug Diane-35.
Fast-food tattoos show our love affair with junk food - January 17, 2013 – Dr. Valerie Taylor wrote an article for the Toronto Star on our complicated relationship with food.
What we know of breast cancer drugs may be spin & bias - January 14, 2013 - Dr. An-Wen Chan appeared on CBC Radio’s The Current in a panel interview on bias and spin in drug trials.
Dementia drugs may be riskier for men - January 9, 2013 - Dr. Paula Rochon’s new research received national coverage.
People to watch: Danielle Martin - December 30, 2012 - Dr. Danielle Martin was featured in the Toronto Star as one of the People to Watch in 2013.
So, doc, what do YOU do to control weight? Obesity experts share their food, exercise habits - December 28, 2012 - Dr. Valerie Taylor spoke to Postmedia News about her personal approach to healthy eating and living throughout the year.
Fighting cancer one question mark at a time - December 20, 2012 - Dr. Steven Narod was mentioned in an editorial published in the Globe and Mail about breast cancer and genetics.
Breast-cancer survivors at higher risk for diabetes - December 12, 2012 - Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe’s newest research linking breast cancer with increased risk of diabetes was featured in the Globe and Mail, , CBC , and other publications around the country and around the world. The New York Times
New drug abused in Canada - December 4, 2012 - Dr. Meldon Kahan appeared on CTV News speaking about fentanyl (or "patch") abuse and addiction.
Health-care checkup: Colonoscopy clinics still falling short, critics charge – November 29, 2012 – Dr. Danielle Martin was quoted in the Toronto Star in an article about the quality of care in private colonoscopy clinics.
Marijuana is harmless? Are we blinded by a smoke screen? - November 22, 2012 - Dr. Meldon Kahan was featured in the Globe and Mail in a story about marijuana.
Breast cancer risks on the job a 'neglected area' - November 19, 2012 - Dr. Steven Narod was featured on CBC discussing if the workplace can increase risk of breast cancer.
Sometimes a hug is all you need to get back to work - November 7, 2012 - Dr. Diane Meschino appeared in the Globe and Mail in an article about mental health in the workplace.
Psoriasis affects more than just skin, limiting daily life for many patients - October 30, 2012 - Dr. Jensen Yeung is featured in a Waterloo Record story about psoriasis.
Flu shots may also cut risk of heart attacks - October 28, 2012 - Dr. Jacob Udell was featured in the media across Canada, and around the world, for a new study showing that flu shots may reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Premenstrual mood symptoms questioned – Oct. 18, 2012 - Dr. Diane Meschino was featured on CBC in a story about PMS mood symptoms.
Doctors group calls on Ottawa to rethink cuts to refugee health program – Sept. 28, 2012 - Dr. Meb Rashid continues to generate media coverage across the country with stories about refugee health care in Canada.
Birth control and contraception – Sept. 27, 2012 - Dr. Sheila Dunn appeared on Global TV discussing birth control and contraception.
Targeted HIV programs meet diverse needs – Sept. 18, 2012 - Hospital News features Dr. Mona Loutfy.
Anemia serious risk for female endurance athletes – Sept. 15, 2012 - Dr. Julia Alleyne receives national media attention commenting on Canadian Olympian Paula Findlay’s risk for anemia.
Global drug shortage: Toronto MD says doctors need to be part of solution – Sept. 3, 2012 - A commentary by Dr. Paula Rochon about drug shortages receives media coverage in the Toronto Star.
Refugee mental health at risk with cuts, experts warn – Aug. 17, 2012 - Dr. Meb Rashid receives media coverage on CBC.ca as he continues to advocate for refugee health care in Canada.
Team Canada’s top doctor will apply Olympic lessons to Pan Am Games – Aug. 17, 2012 - Dr. Julia Alleyne is featured in the Toronto Star in an article about her role as chief medical officer for the Canadian Olympic team.
Sick of Wi-Fi: The debate over wireless safety is not going away – Aug. 11, 2012 - Dr. Riina Bray appears in the National Post discussing electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
Doctors fight to save refugee health benefits – Aug. 2, 2012 - Dr. Meb Rashid receives media coverage for his effort – along with doctors across Canada – to fight for refugee health benefits.
Women’s College Hospital: Building the Future of Care – Aug. 2, 2012 - WCH’s redevelopment project is highlighted in EPCM World (Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management).
Lung spots less dangerous than patients think – July 27, 2012 - Dr. Heidi Roberts comments in several articles about new research showing that spots found on lungs are often non-cancerous.
C. difficile rates dropped after Ontario hospitals released infection rates to the public – July 17, 2012 - The Toronto Star quotes Dr. Michael Gardem in story about C. difficile rates dropping in Ontario after the province made it mandatory for hospitals to publicly report cases.
I have to wait five weeks or pay a fee to renew my prescription – is that normal? – July 13, 2012 – Dr. Danielle Martin comments in the Globe and Mail about access to family physicians.
Could poor mental health be driving Canada's obesity epidemic? – June 18, 2012 – Dr. Valerie Taylor received media attention across Canada discussing mental health and obesity.
Protests against refugee health cuts planned in 10 Canadian cities – June 17, 2012 – Dr. Meb Rashid comments about the importance of health care for refugees in Canada in a Toronto Star story.
When your surgeon has an art-school diploma on the wall – June 11, 2012 – Dr. John Semple is featured in the Globe and Mail in an article about how training in art is useful in the field of medicine.
Meetings with local reps bring democracy between elections – May 17, 2012 – Carolyn Bennett promotes WCH’s Virtual Ward in the Town Crier.
Mobile app poised to reshape the Canadian health-care industry – May 15, 2012 – Dr. John Semple is featured in a Hospital News story about an innovative mobile app he is testing at WCH
Doctors demand changes to proposed refugee health policy – May 11, 2012 – Dr. Meb Rashid discusses the health challenges faced by refugees in Canada on CBC.ca.
Refugee health care and WCH’s Crossroads Clinic – April 26, 2012 – Dr. Meb Rashid discusses health challenges faced by refugees in Canada on CBC Radio and CTV News. (click on the arrow to play the audio-file)
Medical breakthroughs are possible when volunteers join clinical trials – April 24, 2012 – Dr. Sophie Jamal and Celeste Hamilton are featured in the Toronto Star in an article demonstrating the importance of participating in clinical trials.
Researchers anticipate 10 new breast cancer subtypes – April 18, 2012 – Dr. Steven Narod comments about new research in the Globe and Mail.
Anticipating an aging population – April 2012 Issue – Dr. Andrea Gruneir is featured in Hospital News.
Breast Cancer in Toronto's Bangladeshi Communities – April 5, 2012 – Dr. Ophira Ginsburg speaks to Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning about her work to improve the odds for Bangladeshi women with breast cancer, both in Toronto and in Bangladesh.
Software detects breast cancer earlier – Mar 30, 2012 – Dr. Steven Narod comments in publications across the country on new research that may detect early signs of breast cancer.
Patients living with HIV are dying in denial – Mar 23, 2012 – Dr. Mona Loutfy and Shari Margolese comment in a Toronto Star story about living with HIV.
New mom found dead with her baby in Sunderland posted about joys and struggles of parenthood on Facebook – Mar 13, 2012 – Dr. Simone Vigod comments on postpartum depression in the Toronto Star.
Mastectomy without cancer: some women choose not to live with hereditary breast-cancer risk – Mar 9, 2012 – Dr. Steven Narod and WCH’s surgical team are featured in an article about preventative mastectomies in the Toronto Star.
Dementia patients widely prescribed ‘chemical restraint’ drugs – Mar 6, 2012 – Anti-psychotic medications amongst the elderly are discussed in a CBC.ca article quoting Dr. Paula Rochon.
Women’s College Hospital’s Centre for headache tackles long wait-list with educational seminars – March Issue – Dr. Christine Lay and Valerie Lawler discuss a new active wait time strategy to care for patients before their first visit in Hospital News.
Innovative breast cancer program exported to Bangladesh – Feb 25, 2012 – Dr. Ophira Ginsburg’s research project is highlighted at InstieToronto.com
Endometriosis linked to 3 types of ovarian cancer – Feb 21, 2012 – Dr. Steven Narod comments on CTV News.
Splitting headaches – Feb 16, 2012 – Womenspost.ca interviews Dr. Christine Lay about treating migraine. Improving breast care in Bangladesh – Feb 8, 2012 – Dr. Ophira Ginsburg appears on CBC Radio discussing the Grand Challenges grant she was awarded to improve breast cancer diagnosis and care in Bangladesh through the use of mobile phone technology. (click on the arrow to play the audio-file)
Canada’s aging population will strain the health-care system – Feb 6, 2012 – A Globe and Mail editorial references Women’s College Hospital’s Complex Care Clinic.
The digital rescue of health care – Jan 27, 2012 – A pilot project by Dr. John Semple is highlighted in a Globe and Mail editorial.
Breast implant fiasco sends up alarms – Jan 27, 2012 – Dr. Mitch Brown is quoted in the Globe and Mail in an article about faulty breast implants.
Wirelessly enabling the long-distance house call – Jan 20, 2012 – Dr. John Semple is featured in the Globe and Mail in a story about innovative new technology in health care.
Picky eaters could join ranks of mentally ill – Jan 24, 2012 – Dr. Valerie Taylor appears in articles across the country about avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.
The Patient Navigator: My doctor bills me for checkups. Is that legal? – Jan 8, 2012 – Dr. Danielle Martin appears in a Globe and Mail article about annual checkups.
Choosing less babies – Jan 5, 2012 – Dr. Cliff Librach appears on Global TV in a story about selective reduction.
Missing Medical Data Could Harm Patients – Jan 4, 2012 – Dr. An-Wen Chan’s paper in BMJ is discussed in a Scientific Amercian blog. Older women face chronic conditions, lack of care – Dec 28, 2011 – Dr. Paula Rochon appears on CBC Radio discussing her current study on older women. (click on the arrow to play the audio-file)
Breast cancer gene could also affect heart health – Dec 20, 2011 – Dr. Steven Narod comments in the Globe and Mail about the link between breast cancer and heart health.
A better world for women and girls – Dec 15, 2011 - Making international news, Dr. Janice Du Mont receives media coverage about her editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) calling for a morale and political movement to end violence against women and girls.
Some breast-cancer tumours vanish on own, study finds – Dec 14, 2011 - Dr. Steven Narod comments in the National Post.
Get out of my head – Dec 12, 2011 - Dr. Christine Lay makes headlines across the country in a story about migraines.
22 years later, women are still a target – Dec. 6, 2011 – WCH’s annual commemoration marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women appeared on CBC TV, CTV, City TV, CP24, CBC Metro Morning, 680 News, Sun TV and the Toronto Star.
Beat holiday shopping stress by treating yourself, too – Nov 23, 2011 - CTV.ca features Dr. Erin Carter in a story about stress and the holidays.
Age for pregnancy – Nov 17, 2011 - Dr. Cliff Librach appears on Global TV.
My doctor judges my parenting style – Nov 13, 2011 - Dr. Danielle Martin appears in a Globe and Mail article about family physicians.
Architecture offers new prescriptions for building health - Nov 11, 2011 - The Globe and Mail features Women’s College Hospital’s redevelopment project in a story about the future of health-care buildings.
Sperm in the city – Nov 3, 2011 - Jan Silverman is quoted at Macleans.ca in a story about counsellors who help single women with sperm donor insemination.
Many Ont. seniors don't see a dentist regularly: study – Oct 27, 2011 - Dr. Paula Rochon receives media attention for her newest study about Ontario seniors.
IVF and cancer risk – Oct 18, 2011 - Dr. Cliff Librach appears on Global TV.
‘Drunkorexic’ students saving calories for alcohol – Oct 16, 2011 - Dr. Valerie Taylor makes headlines across the country in a story about ‘drunkorexia’.
Breast cancer drug tied to diabetes in older women – Oct 6, 2011 - Reuters reports on Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe’s study on tamoxifen and diabetes risk in women.
Revolutionizing care for patients with multiple chronic conditions – October 2011 – WCH’s CACE Complex Care Clinic is featured in Hospital News.
Breast cancer researcher looks to Polish diet – Sept 30, 2011 - Research by Dr. Steven Narod is promoted on CBC.ca (and appeared on CBC TV and CBC Radio) with Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos discussing the results showing that Polish women with a BRCA1 mutation may be nearly half as likely to develop breast cancer than North American women with the same mutation.
The invisible illness – Sept 17, 2011 – Dr. Alison Bested is featured in community papers across the country in a story about chronic fatigue syndrome.
Women’s College Hospital Scientist will teach Haitian women to prevent HIV – September 2011 – Hospital News features WCRI post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie who will use solar-powered tablets to teach Haitian women about HIV prevention.
Clinical trial results should be public: CMAJ – Aug 29, 2011 – Dr. An-Wen Chan was quoted in the Globe and Mail in an article about the public reporting of clinical trial results.
Amidst a doctor shortage, young adults fall through the cracks – A story about the challenges many young adults face when trying to find a family physician quotes Dr. Jim Ruderman.
Not just another headache – Aug 23, 2011 – Dr. Christine Lay is quoted in the Londoner in a story about headaches.
Health vs. Health Care: Knowing the Difference, Fighting for Both – Aug 19, 2011 – The Hon. Carolyn Bennett includes an article on HuffingtonPost.ca about fighting for both health and health care. Her involvement in the fight for Women’s College Hospital is discussed.
Support for new moms 24/7 – Aug 18, 2011 – TodaysParent.com features WCH’s Mental Health Programs online support group, Mother Matters, targeting women with babies up to 12 months.
Protect your chest from aging – August 2011 – Dr. Nowell Solish is quoted in a story about protecting your skin from premature sun spots.
Young Mom Chooses Breast Surgery To Secure Family's Future – Aug 5, 2011 – Dr. Steven Narod is quoted on Forward.com in a story about offering BRCA gene mutation testing to all Ashkenazi Jewish women.
On The Move – July 29, 2009 – MarketingMag.com announces that Lili Shalev Shawn has joined the Women’s College Hospital team as Chief of Communications and Marketing.
The cancer may be gone - but survivors still need support – July 8, 2011 – Dr. Gillian Hawker and a patient from Women’s College Hospital’s After Cancer Treatment Transition Clinic ACTT) are quoted in the Globe and Mail discussing the importance of post-cancer treatment care.
Patients with chronic conditions get one-stop care - June 22, 2011 – Women’s College Hospital’s CACE Complex Care Clinic is profiled in the Globe and Mail.
Ten reasons to celebrate the 100 – June 21, 2011 – th anniversary of Women’s College Hospital Chatelaine.com features Women’s College Hospital’s 100 th Anniversary celebration with a list of ten significant milestone’s made by the hospital throughout its century long history.
Monitoring thyroid hormone therapy is necessary – June 13, 2011 – Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is quoted in the Toronto Sun.
Headache disorders – May 19, 2011 – Dr. Christine Lay appears on CBC Radio, The Current.
‘Virtual ward’ keeps patients out of hospital – May 9, 2011 – Dr. Irfan Dhalla is interviewed by the Toronto Star and CBC Metro Morning for stories about our Virtual Ward.
First auto-transplantation of lymph nodes for the treatment of lymphedema in Canada – May 2011 – Dr. John Semple and our surgical team are highlighted in Hospital News about an innovative new procedure to treat lymphedema. (Scroll to page 14.)
High doses of thyroid medication linked to increased fractures in older adults – April 29, 2011 – Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe’s newest research is featured in the Globe and Mail, and publications around the world.
Celebrating the next generation of leaders – April 7, 2011 – Vervegirl.com includes a blog post about Women’s College Hospital’s 100th Anniversary event, Hooking up with Health: A Conference for Girls.
Vital Medical Tests for Women – March 25, 2011 – Dr. Kymm Feldman discusses the must-have medical tests for women on The Marilyn Denis Show.
Pregnant Olympian Priscilla Lopes-Schliep still expecting gold – Dr. Julia Alleyne is interviewed on the topic of athletes and pregnancy in this March 24 TheStar.com story.
Broken Connections – March 14, 2011 – Dr. Paula Rochon is interviewed on Global TV discussing the growing trend of prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to Alzheimer’s patients (13:52).
One size doesn’t fit all for osteoarthritis treatment – March, 2011 issue of Hospital News, featuring Dr. Gillian Hawker. Scroll to page 16, and continue to page 18 to read the story.
Drug-free PMS Relief – Dr. Dara Maker is quoted in the March, 2011 issue of Today’s Parent.
Study probes use of nitroglycerin to treat osteoporosis – CTV.ca story about new osteoporosis research from Dr. Sophie Jamal, Feb. 23, 2011
Why more women are choosing the IUD – Toronto Star article about the increasing use of IUDs with comment from Dr. Dara Maker and Dr. Sheila Dunn from the Bay Centre for Birth Control. Feb. 17, 2011.
Athletes and eating disorders – CBC Radio interview with Dr. Julia Alleyne. Originally aired on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (Click on the arrow to play the audio-file.)
Adult Acne – Feb. 3, 2011 Global TV features Dr. Vince Bertucci discussing adult acne. Click on “Family Health” under the Global Toronto menu and look for the story called Adult acne.
Leading the way through LEED certification – Hospital News article, February 2011.
Skin tags – Jan. 21, 2011 Global TV features Dr. An-Wen Chan discussing the removal of skin tags. Click on “Family Health” under the Global Toronto menu and look for the story called Skin tags.
WCH celebrates 100 years of women’s health – CBC Metro Morning, interview with Marilyn Emery, President & CEO, Women’s College Hospital. Originally aired on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. (Click on the arrow to play the audio-file.)
Top 20 women of 2010 – Angela Robertson, Director, Equity and Community Engagement at WCH is named on the list of top 20 women of the year by Women’s Post, December 2010.
Avoiding frostbite on frigid winter days – WCH dermatologist Dr. Jensen Yeung comments in Metro News, Jan. 4, 2011.
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