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January 2013

Do you need a multivitamin? This month’s Question of Health explains who might benefit from taking a multivitamin.

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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: Should I be taking a multivitamin?

In January, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Behnaz Abedi and Nicole Bourgeois, registered dietitians with the Family Practice Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital, about possible reasons one might want to take a multivitamin, and what to look for when choosing one.

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Women's College Research in 2012 – At Women’s College Hospital and Women’s College Research Institute, 2012 was another year of forging ahead with groundbreaking research on topics that affect women’s lives. Here is a sampling of what our scientists and researchers have accomplished in the past year.

Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to develop diabetes – New research from Women’s College Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences indicates that post-menopausal breast cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing diabetes compared to women who haven’t had breast cancer.

December 6: a day to remember, and to mobilize to end violence against women – On Dec. 6, 1989 a gunman entered Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, separated the men from the women, and shot and killed 14 women while making anti-feminist statements. Dec. 6 is now recognized as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

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Online Mental Health Centre

Mother Matters

The Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital is offering an online support group for new moms, called Mother Matters. This online support group is confidential and an opportunity for new mothers to share their emotional difficulties associated with transitioning into motherhood. Each week a new topic related to life with a new baby is addressed and women are also welcome to introduce topics of concern to them. This is a professionally moderated group co-facilitated by mental health professionals from the Reproductive Life Stages Program within our Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital.

The Mental Health Program is currently accepting applications to participate in Mother Matters. The group will last for six weeks and begins in February 2013. For more information on the program and eligibility requirements, please visit our website.

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