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Top News

Treating trauma survivors without re-traumatization is focus of new book
With an estimated 67 per cent of people having experienced some form of trauma in their lifetime, a new book is giving healthcare professionals the information and tools they need to prevent re-traumatization when caring for survivors of trauma. > MORE

Take Note

Women’s College Hospital’s osteoporosis program turns 20
The Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Health celebrates its birthday with information booths, contests, a presentation at Medical Ground Rounds – and more. > MORE

Successful symposium co-led by experts from Wound Care Centre
Dr. Robyn Evans and Mariam Botros recently shared their insights on preventing and treating diabetic foot disease and complications. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Through changing times, perioperative nurses remain focused on patient care
In the operating room, nurses Cathy Matthews and Debbie Dusome remain by the patient’s side and act as advocates. > MORE

Awards and Honours

Women’s College Hospital declared a top 40 research hospital in Canada
For the third year in a row, Women’s College Hospital is considered one of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals. > MORE

Celebrating excellence in education
Women’s College Hospital recently celebrated 30 teachers and their outstanding achievements at the fifth annual Excellence in Education Awards ceremony. > MORE

Dr. An-Wen Chan honoured with U of T’s Rising Star Award
Dr. Chan was recently recognized for his contributions to shaping research policy and standards internationally. > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Women’s College Research Institute’s Impact + Innovation Report 2014: now online
Learn more about how the Women’s College Research Institute is reaching out to the world and transforming care through science. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Introducing Insights and the Obvious! 
Women’s College Hospital Foundation president and CEO, Kathy Hay, shares her insights – which oftentimes turn out to be the obvious – in her new blog Insights and the Obvious. Be sure to check out Kathy's first entry here!

From the Association of Volunteers

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge
The final results are in ... the Association of Volunteers at Women’s College Hospital raised a total of $18,825!! > MORE

Be sure to read more about the association’s upcoming book sale and spotlight piece on volunteer Darleen Bogart.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about some common causes of painful periods, as well as some available treatments.

My Health Matters

Birth Control Pill Quiz
Click here to do a quiz and test your knowledge about the birth control pill. 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

Increased risk of premature delivery for pregnant women with bipolar disorderMedical News Today Online - Dr. Simone Vigod

Women find power in #BeenRapedNeverReported hashtagToronto Star Online – Dr. Janice Du Mont

How to Stay Healthy on Vacation - Steven and Chris ( – Dr. Danielle Martin

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

Women’s College Hospital (WCH) celebrates World COPD Day
WCH will celebrate World COPD Day on Wednesday, Nov. 19 with free spirometry testing, a live webcast and education sessions for all allied health staff and physicians. Click here to view the poster and find out how you can participate.

Educations sessions for patients with multiple sclerosis at WCH
Women’s College Hospital will co-host two education sessions with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada for people living with MS on Thursday, Nov. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. Click here to view the poster and learn more.

Annual December 6 commemoration
Please join WCH, on Dec. 5, for our annual service honouring the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. The service is part of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Details to come.

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21 2014.


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