tuesday may 19, 2015
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Women’s College Hospital celebrates nurses being there for patients every step of the way
Women’s College Hospital (WCH) recently honoured all of its nurses during National Nursing Week — which was celebrated throughout Canada from May 11 to 17. > MORE

Take Note

Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins celebrates Nursing Week at WCH, announces enhanced role of nurse practitioners
Recently, on the first day of this year’s Nursing Week celebrations, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) welcomed Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Health and Long-Term Care Minister.


Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe receives 2015 Goldie Award for Research
Congratulations to Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, scientist and endocrinologist at Women’s College Hospital, for receiving the 2015 Goldie Award for Research from the department of medicine at the University of Toronto. > MORE


New breast cancer gene identified by Women’s College Hospital Scientists
A new breast cancer gene has been identified in a study led by Women’s College Hospital (WCH) researcher Dr. Mohammad Akbari. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Celebrating the difference you make by giving with thanks
Recently, Women’s College Hospital Foundation celebrated the hospital’s incredible work in changing lives every day with the official relaunch of the GIVE with THANKS program! > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Use of newer antipsychotic drugs in pregnancy has minimal complication risks, WCH study suggests
These results may be reassuring to women who are using these medications to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. > MORE

My Health Matters

Exercise and Heart Health
One of the major risk factors for heart disease is inactivity. Do you know how exercise can affect heart health? Take this quiz and find out.

WCH in the Media

What is waist training? All about what the new celeb trend does (and doesn’t do) to your bodyFASHION Magazine – Dr. Dara Maker

Experts urge cautious use of wireless devices as health effects reassessedThe Globe and Mail – Dr. Riina Bray

Weight-loss surgery could lead to alcohol abuse, suicidal thinking, researchers sayThe Vancouver Sun – Dr. Valerie Taylor

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 May 18 and 22.  


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