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Women’s College Hospital celebrates International Women’s Day – Celebrations featured presentations on the struggles and courage of Toronto’s refugee women.


Double mastectomy halves death risk for women with BRCA-related breast cancer — Study shows benefit of double mastectomy beyond preventing breast cancer to increasing longevity in women with breast cancer who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. > MORE



Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis received the Helping Hands Hope Award from the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba for her work in helping mothers and their families manage postpartum depression and perinatal care. She was presented the award at the association’s In the Mood Gala on Feb. 22 in Winnipeg.

Dr. Steven Narod received the Karen Campbell Research Excellence Award from Ovarian Cancer Canada, for making a significant impact on the understanding, future research and treatment of ovarian cancer. The award was presented at the charity’s LOVE HER event on Feb. 27 in Toronto.


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital educates students about intimate partner violence and sexual assault – A team of WCH staff run an interprofessional education session for more than 200 health science students at the University of Toronto. > MORE


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Celebrating Women’s College Hospital’s dietitians – Hospital’s dietitians offer services to help patients manage their health. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

As the cold weather persisted last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Stephanie Naulls, registered kinesiologist with the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, about maintaining activities in cold weather – whether you’re running 10K or running errands.

WCH in the Media

Click here to read the CNN Health article about new research by Amy Finch and Dr. Steven Narod showing that ovary removal significantly cuts the risk of cancer death in women with BRCA gene mutations.

Dr. Simone Vigod’s study showing that adolescent girls with mental health issues have higher risk of pregnancy was featured in Global News. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

From WCH Foundation

The Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women is quickly approaching! As the days count down to the April 26 Run for Women, even more staff members are joining Team Women’s College Hospital in support of mental health programs at WCH. Special benefits are available to team members and exciting prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support women’s mental health at our hospital and feel good doing it! > Learn More


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