monday, february 23, 2009
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Top News

Improving Access to Health Care – Premier McGuinty and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, David Caplan visited Women’s College Hospital to announce a new way to find health care in your community. > MORE

Café Naming Contest: Announcing the Short List – Staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to vote for their favourite name for the new WCH café.

WCH in the Media

A three-part series focusing on WCH and WCRI appeared in the National Post developed by Strategic Communications and the WCH Foundation.  Stories included:

  • A profile of WCH featuring Marilyn Emery, President and CEO
  • Differences in women’s health issues, quoting Dr. Gillian Einstein
  • Myths about arthritis, featuring Dr. Gillian Hawker
  • Women and heart disease, quoting Dr. Leonard Sternberg
  • Women and depression, featuring Dr. Anthony Levitt
  • Type 2 diabetes hitting women hardest, featuring Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe

Also see the Globe and Mail and other papers across Canada to find out how some Valentine’s gifts – perfume and flowers – can cause headaches, according to our own Dr. Christine Lay of the WCH Headache Centre.

Click here to see these stories and more.

From the Foundation

The 2009 Heart Beat Ball – More than 300 business, community, medical and political leaders attended the Heart Beat Ball on February 6, making it an overwhelming success! The event supported the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative, Canada’s only cardiac prevention and rehabilitation program designed exclusively for women. > MORE


Researching Web-Based Therapy – Dr. Catherine Classen is piloting a unique online support program for gynecologic cancer patients with psychosexual problems. > MORE

Coming Up at WCH
  • 500,000 Canadians miss work every day because of mental health problems.  And two-thirds of these are women.  Xeffects Conference: Women and Mental Health in the Workplace. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Envisioning: Exploring ideas of Diversity and Embodiment – For more information about this multimedia exhibit, click here.
Take Note

Mark International Women’s Day with Eve Ensler: Tickets are free for WCH staff.