monday october 20, 2014
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Top News

Speak up with 2014 WCH engagement survey – All staff and physicians are invited to have their say in the coming weeks.  > MORE

Take Note

Protect your colleagues and patients – get your flu shot – The 2014 flu vaccination campaign at Women’s College Hospital officially kicked off earlier this month with Marilyn Emery, president and CEO, receiving her flu shot. > MORE

Free BRCA1/2 screening at Women’s College Hospital for Ashkenazi women, part of ongoing study – An ongoing project, led by Dr. Steven Narod and Kelly Metcalfe, PhD, is aimed at determining how commonly BRCA1/2 gene mutations occur within Jewish populations. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Nurse navigators of the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre – These nurse navigators coordinate all care and appointments related to breast health, right from the onset, so that it all appears seamless for those receiving care. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

2014 Women for Women’s Annual Luncheon – The fourth annual Women for Women’s luncheon is just around the corner! Please join our expert panel including Dr. Simone Vigod, Erin Davis and Elizabeth Manley in conversation about an issue that impacts all of us: women’s mental health. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Marla Shapiro and the luncheon will feature special guests Arlene Dickinson and Kathleen Edwards. Click here to buy your tickets today! > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge – Participants ran, walked and even wheeled their way to the finish line to support several WCH patients, programs and initiatives. > MORE

Attention book lovers!
Our ongoing fundraiser, the used book cart, has been so successful that we're running out of books! Please bring in your gently used books – we welcome paperbacks, hardcover, fiction and non-fiction. You may drop them off at the information desk or in the Association of Volunteers’ office on the 6th floor.

Women’s Health Matters

Treating hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopause – Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about managing hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopause.

My Health Matters

Blood Pressure Basics – Click here to read an article about the basics of blood pressure and learn how you can control it. is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stage. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Treating Depression Before It Becomes PostpartumThe New York Times – Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis

Marijuana LegalizationMetro Morning (CBC) – Dr. Meldon Kahan

What women need to know about dense breastsCanadian Living (Online) - Dr. Ruth Heisey

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 October 20 and October 24, 2014.


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