monday january 26, 2015
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Top News

Beginning Jan. 26, Women’s College Hospital will be capturing a good portion of your health information electronically, in one place known as WCH’s ambulatory electronic patient record, or aEPR. > MORE

Take Note

New facility at Women’s College Hospital starts taking shape 
Construction for the new building is certainly changing up the scene at Women’s College Hospital (WCH). > MORE

Women’s College Hospital organizes successful food drive
Women’s College Hospital collected about 400 pounds of food items during the recent holiday season. Click here to see a picture. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

From administering pulmonary function tests to calibrating devices to providing individualized smoking cessation counselling, there is never a dull moment during Bonnie Steadman’s day. > MORE


Women’s College Hospital psychologist honoured by International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Catherine Classen, PhD – scientist, psychologist, and academic lead of the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital – was inducted as a fellow to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. > MORE

Chair of Women’s Mental Health Research selected as Global Bridges International Scholar
Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, Shirley Brown Chair in Women's Mental Health Research at Women's College Hospital, was recently selected to be a Global Bridges International Scholar at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Risk of death from early stage breast cancer highest in black women: study
A new study, led by Dr. Steven Narod and Dr. Javaid Iqbal, finds differences in early breast cancer diagnosis and survival by ethnicity and race. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Run for WOMEN with Team Women’s College Hospital
Start your training early! Lace up your running shoes and get ready to hit the pavement at Shoppers Drug Mart’s Run for WOMEN on Saturday, April 25 in Unionville. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

Book carts are doing well, frequent travellers and hungry for more
Attention, book lovers! The Association of Volunteers’ book carts are alive and well and travel frequently between the third, fourth and fifth floors. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Polycystic ovary syndrome: PCOS is more than a reproductive condition
This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to endocrinologist Dr. Sheila Laredo, chief of staff at Women's College Hospital, about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is more than a reproductive condition. It’s a metabolic condition linked to health issues such as insulin resistance and diabetes.

My Health Matters

Managing incontinence
Click here to read an article about managing incontinence, which is the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stages. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Trouble Sleeping? This Bedroom Could Be Your - Dr. Danielle Martin

Pneumonia raises risk of heart attack, stroke in older adults, study findsThe Globe and Mail – Dr. Jacob Udell

Tool Predicts Psychiatric Patients' Readiness for DischargeMedscape – Dr. Simone Vigod

For more WCH news articles, click here.

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 January 26 and January 30.  


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