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Women’s College Hospital shows its pride at the 2014 Dyke March – More than 100 WCH participants attend the March, part of the WorldPride festival. > MORE


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Women’s College Hospital volunteers honoured at Ontario Volunteer Service Awards — Volunteers receive awards for their commitment and dedication to the hospital. > MORE

Helping to motivate patients’ health behaviours – Women’s College Hospital offers workshop to help healthcare providers better influence patients’ health behaviours.



Dr. Noah Ivers, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) family physician and scientist at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI), was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) New Investigator Salary Award for primary care research. This award program provides outstanding new investigators with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting health research through provision of a contribution to their salary.

Dr. Kymm Feldman, WCH family physician and director of undergraduate medical education at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, recently won the university’s W. T. Aikins Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the course/program development and coordination category for 2014. She won the award along with the members of the Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience course committee.

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 about Omega 3 fatty acids, why they are important and where to find them.


From Women’s College Research Institute

Women’s Xchange hosts first spring event – Women’s Health Research: Challenges and Opportunities inspires discussion about conducting women’s health research.

WCH in the Media

Hospital elevator buttons show more germs than toilet stall surfacesYahoo News Canada – Dr. Michael Gardam

Wireless radiation exposure code 'fails to protect Canadians'CTV News – Dr. Riina Bray

No lying still in Vancouver hospital's 'Upright Open' MRI machineCTV News – Dr. Gillian Hawker

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, director of the Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care at Women’s College Hospital, about managing prediabetes to delay or even prevent progression to Type 2 diabetes.

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 July 14 and July 18.


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