monday, october 1, 2012
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Top News

Improving care for women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations – Women’s College Research Institute scientists discuss the effects of surgically removing ovaries and fallopian tubes. > MORE

Take Note

Women’s College Hospital staff and former cardiac patients reunite for alumni tea – Past members and faculty of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative came together to reminisce, exchange success stories, and provide health tips. > MORE

Women’s College Hospital advocates for refugee health services – Women’s College Hospital hosts discussion about recent cuts to refugee health-care in Canada. > MORE

Quality @ WCH

WCH surgical staff is making a difference – Surgical program calls patients at home to ensure a successful recovery. > MORE



Linking community health and research – WCRI scientist Dr. Sheila Dunn, in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital and more than 15 community partners, is making screening mammograms and Pap smears easy for women to access through the CARES project. > MORE


Coming up @ WCH

WCH Presents: POWER Study Forum – Join Women’s College Hospital for a discussion about cutting edge issues in women’s health on Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m. in the Cummings Auditorium  The event will feature Women’s College Research Institute scientists and special guest moderator Carol Goar, columnist, Toronto Star
For more information, click here.

WCH in the Media

Hospital News features Dr. Mona Loutfy in a story about HIV programs for diverse communities.  Click here to read the story.

Dr. Julia Alleyne receives national media attention commenting on Canadian Olympian Paula Findlay’s risk for anemia.  To read one article, click here.

For more WCH news articles, click here.


From WCH Foundation

It’s Personal. It’s Our Future. - The Campaign for Women’s College Hospital presents one of the most exciting opportunities in our lifetime to shape Canada’s future and to create a new paradigm in global health. Our Family Campaign, It’s Personal. It’s Our Future. is all about supporting this campaign first, right here at home. Click here to find out more and participate today.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Women’s College Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Simone Vigod about her research on rising fertility rates in women with schizophrenia.


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