monday september 8, 2014
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Top News

Participants of cardiac clinic trials do not represent real world patients, study finds – Study calls for broader enrollment in clinical trials to improve generalizability of studies in patients with heart disease. > MORE

Take Note

Women’s College Hospital’s full-service pharmacy launches new awareness campaign – The PharmaCentre is conveniently located across the street at 77 Grenville Street. > MORE

Dr. Danielle Martin, vice-president, medical affairs and health system solutions at WCH and Dr. Sheila Laredo, chief of staff at WCH, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week, to help fund research and raise awareness of this devastating disease. They were challenged by Dr. Joshua Tepper at Health Quality Ontario. To watch the video, click here. To learn more about ALS, click here.

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Women’s College Hospital’s registered massage therapist wants you to know the benefits of massage – Hospital’s massage services are available to both staff and patients. > MORE

My Health Matters is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stage. Click here to learn about five tips that will help you stay motivated to exercise regularly and see the long-term benefits. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers is participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 19!

Support WCH by signing up to run, walk or wheel with us, by sponsoring a team member, or by making a donation to the campaign. Help us reach our goal of $10,000!

For more information about how you can participate or donate, you can:

  • click here to see our listing on the event website
  • come to the lobby on August 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • drop by the info desk anytime
  • contact Aili Kuutan at

To sign up to as part of our team, fill out this form and email it to or drop it off at the info desk.  The Association of Volunteers is covering the race registration fees for participants who sign up to fundraise in exchange for your commitment to raise $250.

WCH in the Media

Cardiac trials skewed by healthier-than-average test subjects, study findsToronto Star – Dr. Jacob Udell

Triathlete Findlay falls in high risk group for iron deficiency anemiaOttawa Citizen – Dr. Julia Alleyne

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about missed or infrequent periods.

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 September 8 and September 12, 2014.


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Magda Stec at or ext. 3210.