Monday, february 7, 2011
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Top News

Dr. Julia Alleyne appointed chief medical officer for the 2012 London Olympics – For the fifth time, WCH director of Sport CARE was selected to serve Canadian Olympic athletes. > MORE


Burton Hall programs are on the move – For a list of Burton Hall programs relocating to 76 Grenville St. on Feb. 25, click here.



WCRI study finds that diabetes patients with schizophrenia are more likely to develop complications from their illness. > MORE

From the Foundation

Women’s College Hospital’s F. M. Hill Speaker Series is pleased to present the New Healthy You, a series of public information seminars, sponsored by Women’s College Hospital Foundation and Homemakers Magazine. Join us on Tuesday, February 8th for Does Everybody Get the Blues? featuring Dr. Diane de Camps Meschino. For more information, click here.

Grape to Glass Wine Tasting & Silent Auction returns to the Fermenting Cellar on Thursday, February 23. The event promises to be an experience for the senses.  Learn more about this exciting event at


Take Note

WCH Family Practice team starts a new diabetes education program – Teaching patients how to prevent and manage diabetes. > MORE

On January 27, staff had an opportunity to participate in an introductory session of Qigong - a 5,000 year old health exercise - led by Daisy Lee, Founder of Radiant Lotus Qigong and President of Kahuna Valley. For those unable to attend or those interested in learning more, please visit Daisy's website at  In addition, Daisy has donated a copy of her DVD to the Hospital.  You can borrow it by contacting Kristine Arcinas in HR at ext. 6050.


WCH in the Media

Women’s College Hospital’s redevelopment project is featured in Hospital News in an article describing how our new building will be sustainable and green. To view the story, click here.

Dr. An-Wen Chan is featured on Global TV discussing the removal of skin tags.  To watch the clip, click here, then on “Family Health” under the Global Toronto menu and look for the story called Skin tags.

For up-to-date WCH news articles, visit


Women’s Health Matters

Endocrinologist Dr. Sheila Laredo, a physician and an assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of Toronto, as well as a clinical researcher at Women’s College Research Institute, was the guest expert at Women’s Health Matters in January. Read her responses to readers’ questions about polycystic ovary syndrome here.


Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s College Hospital on March 8, 2011. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. at the YMCA 120 Grosvenor St.  Stay tuned for more information.