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October 2013

October is the start of flu season. As the flu virus starts to circulate, so do questions about flu shots and flu prevention.

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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: Flu shot myths and facts

In October, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Jessica Ng, manager of infection prevention & control at Women’s College Hospital, to clear up some common concerns and questions about the flu shot.

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Who is at risk for postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression is a depressive episode that affects new mothers. It is a common condition, but there are factors that put some women at greater risk.

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Depression is a mood disorder characterized by depressed mood and/or a loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed. While depression affects each individual uniquely, women tend to experience it differently than men. In addition, there are unique times in a woman's life that make her more vulnerable to depression. Visit the Depression section of our Online Mental Health Centre to learn more about signs of the mood disorder, how depression is a women's health issue, and what stages of life place a woman at more risk for depression.

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