In our latest In the News round-up, our experts talk about the emotional toll of breast cancer on Global News, share insights into women’s equality in the Toronto Star, talk about menopause with CBC and react to the recent death of a Canadian curler who passed away because of amniotic fluid embolism.

 

Image of Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley on Global News

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley, Medical Director of the Cancer Program as well as Director of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Sinai Health discusses the emotional and psychological tolls breast cancer can take. Watch that segment here.

 

 


Dr. Laveena Munshi, a critical care physician

Dr. Laveena Munshi, a critical care physician in Mount Sinai’s Intensive Care Unit was one of the thought leaders from across the county included in the Toronto Star’s feature on the 90th anniversary of “persons” status, when Canada first ruled that women were equal to men.  She shared her thoughts on how Canada has delivered on its 1929 promise and how far is there still to go before women can participate equally, in politics and beyond. Read more in the Toronto Star.

 

 


Image of Dr. Wendy Wolfan in her clinic

On the heels of International Menopause Day, Dr. Wendy Wolfman, director of the Menopause Clinic and the Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Clinic at Sinai Health spoke to CBC news about the importance of shifting the perception of menopause in society and health care.

 

 


In light of recent news about a famous Canadian curler who passed away from amniotic fluid embolism, Dr. John Kingdom, maternal fetal medicine specialist at Sinai Health Image of Dr John Kingdomspoke about what the condition is, its incidence and how the reporting of these incidences can help to better learn from these tragedies. Read more here.

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