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January 2014

Falls are one of the most common causes of injuries, including bone fractures.  The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent falls at home.


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A Question of Health

Every month Women’s Health Matters will be recruiting an expert to answer a question about a health issue that’s in the news or on women’s minds.

This month’s topic: How can I prevent falls at home?

In January, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Shelley Thakrar, a physiotherapist with the Endocrinology Program and the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, about preventing falls in and around the home.

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On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Todd Minerson, director of the White Ribbon Campaign – an organization of men dedicated to ending violence against women and girls – discussed the role of men and boys.

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Online Mental Health Centre

Worrying about everyday life is something that we have all been guilty of doing. But when feelings of anxiousness become persistent and begin to interfere with day-to-day activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. While anxiety stems from several situations and affects each person uniquely, women have higher anxiety rates than men and are more likely to develop a panic disorder. The reasons for these differences have yet to be understood, however there are ways for a woman to determine whether she is experiencing everyday anxiety, or symptoms of an anxiety disorder. The Online Mental Health Centre’s anxiety section provides women with further information about the disorder, risk factors associated with anxiety, as well as online resources available to help treat and manage anxiety.

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