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Improving access to healthcare for mothers

As a mother, accessing healthcare and attending appointments can be challenging. The stress and associated costs of finding childcare and appropriate transportation can result...

A holistic approach for managing osteoporosis

When Amanda Owen was diagnosed with osteoporosis, about a decade ago, she knew she had a lot to learn. At the time, Owen —...

Addiction treatments reach those who need it most

For Dr. Meldon Kahan, medical director of the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), the traditional model of treating addiction – waiting...

Preventing hospital readmissions can’t be a solo mission

When a patient is unexpectedly back in hospital, or in an emergency department, soon after being discharged, it’s an indicator that some aspect of...

This is the future of healthcare

On first glance, it might seem like Women’s College Hospital’s (WCH) new building is missing one or two things. You’ll definitely find state-of-the-art operating rooms,...

Laughter is the best medicine: Campaign gets women talking and raises...

  Women’s College Hospital has a captive audience of more than 750 high profile business and communty leaders schmoozing over lunch at the Fairmont Royal...

Helping people thrive in the community following discharge from psychiatric hospitals

After a week of in-patient treatment for depression, Joan was stable and doing well. However, she was back in hospital again less than a...

Targeted HIV programs meet diverse needs

From pregnancy planning for young couples to culturally sensitive research for Aboriginal people, the Women and HIV Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute...

Healthcare following psychological trauma: A new perspective on medical care

Psychological trauma can have a powerful impact. It can affect core beliefs, emotions and relationships. It even affects physical health, as well as how...

Tailored breast care for recent South Asian immigrants

Dr. Ophira Ginsburg is establishing an innovative yet sustainable system in Bangladesh that uses affordable mobile phone technology to improve breast cancer screening, treatment...

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