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June 2012

Stay cool while you exercise! Don’t let the heat compromise your summer workout plans. This month’s Question of Health focuses on the importance of staying hydrated and cooling-down in order to ensure a healthy summer workout. Check out our news and features sections for up-to-date health information regarding women’s health issues.


Want to learn more about the benefits of a healthy exercise regimen as well as other helpful fitness tips for women? Join our discussion forum on fitness and exercise for today’s woman.

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: Warm weather workouts

In June, Women’s College Hospital kinesiologist Stephanie Naulls spoke about the importance of staying cool when exercising in warm weather. Naulls provides helpful tips to beat the heat including: how to keep hydrated, when to work out as well as the coolest forms of exercise.

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Tackling health-care disparities amongst sexual minorities Recognizing the communication gap within medical assessments that contribute to health inequities in the lesbian, gay and bi-sexual population.

Health care following psychological trauma: a new perspective on medical care For mental health week (May 7-13), Women’s Health Matters takes a look at trauma-informed care.

Clean hands every day in May Find out how our hands have the power to stop the spread of infections and improve the quality of health care.

Get the facts about drug-facilitated sexual assault Research has consistently shown that the drug most commonly associated with sexual assault cases is alcohol.

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Online Mental Health Centre

Women are at an increased risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders, especially during their reproductive years. For pregnant women and new mothers, a change in hormones, body and emotions may provoke a potential vulnerability in developing mental health difficulties. The most common perinatal mental health difficulties that affect women during this transition are anxiety and depression. Visit the Perinatal Mental Health section of our Online Mental Health Centre to learn more about the signs of postpartum depression, the risk factors of perinatal depression and how to cope with the disorder.


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