friday august 15, 2014
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Heart failure patients have better outcomes when treated at larger community or teaching hospitals: study – New study by WCH cardiologist Dr. Sacha Bhatia sheds light on possible factors behind high heart failure readmission and emergency department visit rates in Canadian hospitals.


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital experts adapt infection control best practice guidelines for outpatient setting – Infection control team provide a more pragmatic approach to four key best practice guidelines. > MORE

My Health Matters is a mobile-enabled website tool created for women by the experts at Women’s College Hospital. It delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life includes articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools to help you manage and improve your health. Click here to do a quiz and check your knowledge of Osteoporosis, a condition which is marked by reduced bone strength.

Women’s Xchange

The $15K Challenge Call for Proposals – The $15K Challenge will award $15,000 or more to individuals in organizations working to advance the health of women and girls. Women’s Xchange can help transform your ideas into research that will make an impact in the communities you serve. To apply, submit your notice of intent by September 2 at 5 p.m. and your application by October 1 at 5 p.m. For more information, click here to view the poster or visit


From the Association of Volunteers

Mark your Calendars! 
The Association of Volunteers’ popular jewelry sale will be held on Thursday, August 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby. All sorts of pretty, glittery things will adorn the sales tables. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Association of Volunteers’ longstanding commitment to supporting the Women’s College Research Institute’s efforts and WCH clinics. Click here to view the poster.

WCH in the Media

Brain Magic: The Power of PlacebosCBC The Nature of Things – Dr. Danielle Martin

Female Sexual – Dr. Stephen Holzapfel

No apparent link between sleep apnea and cancer: Large study Science Daily – Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Women’s Health Matters spoke to physiotherapist Tania Obljubek and occupational therapist Naffisa Nathwani of the Women’s College Hospital Lymphedema Treatment Clinic about lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment.


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