monday, february 10, 2014
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital launches two new programs within the Gynecology Program – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Clinic and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Program to provide unique services. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital celebrates opening of new Cardiac CT Program – First CT program in Canada to focus on women’s cardiovascular health. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Join Team WCH and help support WCH mental health initiatives! On April 26, the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women in Unionville will support mental health initiatives at Women’s College Hospital. Great benefits are in place for fundraisers and Team WCH members, including free round trip shuttle to the race. Together we can achieve our $30,000 goal. > MORE


Women with mental health disability may face four-fold risk of abusive relationships: study — Women with a severe mental health-related disability are nearly four times more likely to have been victims of intimate partner violence than those without a disability, according to a new study by Dr. Janice Du Mont. > MORE




Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Psychotherapy soon to become a regulated profession – The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to standardize practice of psychotherapy across the province. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Shelley Thakrar, a physiotherapist with the Endocrinology Program and the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, about preventing falls at home.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Simone Vigod received media attention for her latest study showing that women with schizophrenia are at higher risk of serious problems during pregnancy and childbirth. Click here for more.

Dr. Meb Rashid spoke with the Ottawa Citizen about healthcare for refugees in Canada. Click here to read the article.

In the February issue of Canadian Living, Dr. Danielle Martin shares tips on how to improve your heart health. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

From the Association of Volunteers

Click here to read the latest edition of the Ankh – a newsletter by the Association of Volunteers.


Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between Feb. 10 and Feb.14.

Conference save the date: March 4 – FAILURE: Facing it, Embracing it, Learning from it. Click here for more information or here to register.


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