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  October 9, 2020  
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  A group of hospital staff at Kensington Gardens Long Term Care facility
Providing pelvic health support after breast cancer »
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Peer support at home: Group video visits launch »
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Womens College Research Institute 
Impact + Innovation newsletter: Our fall issue on research and technological innovations is here! »
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WCH in the media

Dr. Suvendrini Lena – Toronto Life – Over the last six months, I've tested for more than 1,000 people for Covid in hospitals, shelter and homeless encampments 
Dr. Aisha Lofters – CBC – Canada failed to protect elderly in 1st wave of COVID-19 — will the same mistakes be made again? 
Dr. Michael Gardam – CBC – Thanksgiving and other gatherings: Your COVID-19 questions answered 
Dr. Aisha Lofters – Breakfast Television – How COVID-19 is impacting the Black community 
Dr. Michael Gardam – CBC –  N.W.T. has some of the most strict gathering and self-isolation restrictions in the country 
680 News – Many COVID-19 assessment centres full booked as Toronto kicks off appointment-only test  

Indigenous Health  
Dr. Lisa Richardson – CBC – Relatives, experts call for accountability in wake of Joyce Echaquan's death
Dr. Lisa Richardson – The Globe & Mail – Racism in the medical system goes far beyond a few bad apples 
Dr. Lisa Richardson – The Social – Wednesday October 7, 2020 (1:35) 

Health System Solutions 
Dr. Danielle Martin – Best Health – Women’s College Hospital Among First to Offer Health Records on iPhone 
Dr. Danielle Martin – Toronto Star – Apple users can now access health records from three GTA hospitals through their iPhone – Health Records on iPhone available today in the UK and Canada

Dr. Talia Zenlea – The Kit – Are probiotics and coffee enemas actually good for you? 

Sexual Health 
Dr. Amanda Selk – Today’s Parent – Why millennial moms are ditching the pill 
Dr. Yolanda Kirkham – Best Health – Everything You Need to Know About Vaginal Discharge 

Dr. John Semple – Toronto Star – Surgeon turns his skilled hands to clarifying our perspective with art

Dr. Jacob Udell – Cardiovascular Business – How flu vaccines may help limit COVID-19 among CVD patients 

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This week at WCH

Reminder: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), please refrain from holding in-person meetings and instead use the phone or the video-conferencing tools available to all WCH staff and clinicians through Microsoft Teams.

Thursday October 8
Women’s Mental Health Program Virtual Grand Rounds
Cannabis related research: A ‘potpourri’ of recent research findings
Bernard LeFoll
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Join Microsoft Teams Meeting  
Conference ID: 721 941 403#
Endocrine Grand Rounds
Oral Insulin, Where are we Right Now?
Colin Bolzon
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Endocrine ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 828 1688 4746 Passcode: wchendo
Wednesday October 14
Medical Grand Rounds
What today’s internist should know about biomedical HIV prevention in 2020
Dr. Darryl Tan
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | MGR ZOOM Link 
Meeting ID: 966 0931 5768 Passcode 473238
Thursday October 15
Women’s Mental Health Program Virtual Grand Rounds
Identifying Health Outcomes and Health Service Use Among Transgender Individuals in Ontario
Alex Abramovich PhD
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 
Conference ID: 721 941 403#