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November 2012

Do you have several bottles of expired medication cluttering your cabinet?  This month’s Question of Health provides you with the information you need to safely dispose of your expired medication. Check out our news and features sections for even more up-to-date information on women’s health.

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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: Safely disposing of old or expired medication

In November, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Farida Meghji, manager, pharmacy operations at Women’s College Hospital, about how to safely dispose of old and expired medication.

Read recent features

Forum on women’s health research study highlights the power of POWER – Looking at health research through a gender lens is crucial to women’s health. That’s why the POWER study (Project for an Ontario Women’s health Evidence-based Report) is so important.

Postpartum depression can continue beyond the first few months after giving birth – New mothers are most often assessed for postpartum depression in the first 12 weeks after giving birth. However, new research shows that for a significant number of women, postpartum depression can last throughout the first year and beyond.

Young adults and Type 1 diabetes: transitioning support from pediatric programs into adult care – Young adults between the ages of 18-30 with Type 1 diabetes require continuous assistance and support from family, friends and their health-care providers beyond pediatric care.

How vaccination works – We now have vaccines that protect us against conditions ranging from the flu to cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, vaccines prevent millions of cases of illness, disability and death every year.

In our news section

All news stories.

Online Diabetes Health Centre

Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for several years, learning how to manage your condition while still enjoying a full and happy life is an ongoing journey. The Online Diabetes Health Centre has a vast range of information from medical professionals on effective diabetes management and how this condition affects you as a woman. Diabetes can have a profound impact on women throughout significant events in the life cycle. Diabetes is now more common in younger people under the age of 30, and can also impact pregnancy and chronic conditions.  To learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle with diabetes, visit our Online Diabetes Health Centre.  

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Join Women’s Health Matters discussion forums to share knowledge and talk about your health-related experiences with other women. Click here to register.

Online Mental Health Centre

Mother Matters

In January 2013, the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital will be running an online support group called Mother Matters. This discussion board is confidential and an opportunity for new mothers to share some of the emotional difficulties associated with transitioning into motherhood. A new topic related to life with a new baby is added to the board each week and medical professionals from this field will also be part of the discussion.

More details on registration for Mother Matters will be available soon.

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