monday august 24, 2015
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Women’s College physician/scientist tackles women’s cancers on global scale in new World Health Organization appointment
Congratulations to Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, for being appointed to the World Health Organization (WHO) for a one-year term starting this fall. > MORE


Take Note

Setting the stage for stimulating conversation and new opportunities
Recently, the clients of the Day Treatment Program at WCH enjoyed a screening coordinated through TIFF’s Reel Comfort Programme. > MORE

Tailoring care for patients with atrial fibrillation
At Women’s College Hospital (WCH), the Atrial Fibrillation Quality Care Program (AFQCP) provides early intervention in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation to prepare them for long-term disease management. Watch the video.

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Get moving with WCH kinesiologists
The kinesiologists at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) are ready to get patients – as well as their fellow colleagues – moving. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Cadillac Fairview invests $1 million to help build the hospital of the future
Cadillac Fairview, one of North America’s leading real estate companies, has donated $1 million towards the new home of Women’s College Hospital. > MORE

$27,000 raised for Women’s College Hospital’s surgery program
BMW Toronto and Saturns Drives kicked into high gear on Aug. 16 to host the first-ever Supercar Sunday. > MORE

2015 Summer Youth Volunteers

Commitment, compassion and collaboration: a recipe for the perfect summer youth volunteer
In this WCH Connect article, the summer youth volunteer social media team provides a sneak a peek into a day in the life of a volunteer. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Just released: July/August issue of the WHM E-Bulletin
Read about: how to spend less time sitting, lifestyle changes for preventing gestational diabetes and more. Click here.

My Health Matters

Stigma and mental illness
Learn about the impact of stigma on people with mental illness, with clinical psychologist Catherine Classen, PhD, academic leader of the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital and director of the Women’s Mental Health Research Program at the Women’s College Research Institute. Watch the video.

WCH in the Media

A new study calls into question the need for mastectomies for some women with pre-breast cancerGlobal News – Dr. Steven Narod

I’m pregnant and I have an eating disorderThe Globe and Mail – Dr. Simone Vigod

Are women better about going to the doctor than men? Chatelaine – Dr. Danielle Martin

Margarita burn and 3 other little-known summer hazardsCBC News – Dr. Kathleen Kerr

For more WCH news articles, click here.


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