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Spring is a wonderful time of year to renew our focus on living well and celebrating all we have to be grateful for. That’s why we’re dedicating the May issue of your e-news to the caregivers who work so hard every day to make a difference — including moms and nurses, both of whom have special moments coming up this month. Read on to find out how you can pass on the gift of caring by donating, learning and spreading the word.
Mother's Day

Mother’s Day: Show her how much you care with a gift in her honour

This Mother’s Day, we’re sending our warmest wishes to all of the incredible moms and caregivers in our community!

You can let your mom or an important caregiver in your life know how much you care by making a special gift to WCH in her name. To make your tribute gift this Mother’s Day, click on the button below.
Learn about the Health Gap in the Toronto Star!
Health Gap
On Monday, April 11, Women’s College Hospital and WCH Foundation launched a joint awareness campaign to educate Canadians about the “Health Gap.” The Health Gap describes the shortfalls that exist in healthcare for women and the gaps that are putting their well-being at risk. Through its mission to revolutionize healthcare for women, Women’s College Hospital is working hard to fill these gaps.

Last week, a special education supplement was published in the Toronto Star showcasing the Health Gap through the stories and insights of WCH medical leaders and patients. You can read the full supplement by clicking below. For more information about the Health Gap and how you can help close it, visit www.thehealthgap.ca.

This National Nursing Week, honour great care
Dr. Valerie Taylor
National Nursing Week starts on May 9! Each year, National Nursing Week is a special opportunity to recognize the hard work, dedication and compassion of nurses everywhere. Here at Women’s College Hospital, we’re honouring a legacy of excellence in nursing that spans over 100 years. Click here to read about WCH’s extraordinary history of nursing.

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to thank a WCH nurse who has made a difference in your life, consider making a special donation in their name. Your gift will advance healthcare for women and families, and the nurse you choose to honour will receive a special pin that can be worn with pride. Click through to donate in honour of your nurse today.
Monitoring prescriptions for seniors
Paula Rochon
A new study led by Dr. Paula Rochon, vice president of research at Women’s College Hospital, has found that too many seniors with dementia are being prescribed medications that lead to further decline of cognitive function — pointing to the need for healthcare providers to pay closer attention to the drugs being prescribed to elderly patients. Dr. Rochon recently discussed the findings of her study with The Globe and Mail; click through for the full article.

With an unprecedented and growing number of Canadians 65 and older, caring for elderly loved ones is an increasing concern for people of all ages. Women and aging, with a special focus on caregiving, will be the topic of discussion at this year’s Women for Women’s luncheon. We hope to see you there! Click here to learn more.
january 27th

Run for Women

This Mental Health Week (May 2 to 8), take action by registering for the 2016 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women. All proceeds support the world-leading Women’s Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital.
january 27th

Supercar Sunday

Join BMW Toronto and Saturns Drives for the second annual Supercar Sunday in support of Women’s College Hospital! With a drivers’ parade, family friendly fun and over 100 luxury vehicles on display, this is one you won’t want to miss.
Take care: Health tips from WCH experts
The following health tips are brought to you by WCH’s My Health Matters website (www.myhealthmatters.ca), Canada’s leading online resource for women’s health tips and resources. My Health Matters is proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Share these tips with friends and family and sign up for the My Health Matters e-bulletin at www.womenshealthmatters.ca/subscribe.

Reduce your sodium intake

Consuming too much sodium is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Use these tips to reduce sodium in your diet:

- Experiment with spices and herbs in place of salt
- Monitor sauce and condiment intake
- Avoid processed or ready-made foods
- Avoid food items containing 15 mg or more of daily sodium value

Banana-berry wake-up shake

Throw this healthy morning shake together in a blender for an energizing start to your day!

1 banana
1 cup fresh or frozen berries
1 cup skim milk or vanilla-flavoured soy beverage
3/4 cup low-fat yogurt (vanilla or other flavour of your choice)


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