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March 2012

March 8 is International Women’s DayMark your calendars – March 8 is International Women’s Day!
March is also colorectal cancer awareness month – a great time to take control of your gastrointestinal health. This month’s Question of Health focuses on colorectal cancer screening, and when you should consider getting tested. Check out our news and features sections for up-to-date health information regarding women’s health issues.


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: Colorectal Cancer Screening

In March, we asked Dr. Susan Stafford, a gastroenterologist at Women’s College Hospital, about colorectal cancer screening: when should screening begin, and what tests are available. Take control of your gastrointestinal health and consider getting screened today! Read more on screening here.

Read recent features

It’s all about moisture: winter skin care
Staying in Canada for the winter doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer. Read expert tips and advice on winter skin issues.

Eating well on the road
Whether you’re vacationing or travelling on business, keeping your eating habits on track will pay off while you’re away and when you get home.

Feeling blue? All about winter blues, seasonal affective disorder and clinical depression
There’s a big difference between feeling down and experiencing depression.

Food for thought: eating behavior, healthy habits and disordered eating
Providing you with the tools to understand and develop healthy eating habits.

In our news section

All news stories.

Online Mental Health Centre

March 1 marks International Self-Injury Awareness Day.

Self-injury is often associated with a history of trauma and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Women with a history of trauma sometimes use self-injury as a way to deal with overwhelming feelings, including overwhelming feelings associated with depression, anxiety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Unfortunately, women experience higher rates of both depression and anxiety. This month, take the time to visit the Trauma, Depression and Anxiety sections of our Online Mental Health Centre for information on getting and offering help, and the various resources available to end this cycle


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