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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "The crushing isolation of coping with pregnancy loss during the pandemic"

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 09, 2021

Alberta woman Breanne finds a support network online after suffering back-to-back pregnancy losses.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "Solo appointments, postponed procedures and struggles with infertility”

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 08, 2021

Allegra Tingley has been documenting her struggles with infertility on Instagram in the hopes that it might help others. This Mother's Day, she shares what the day means to her and what she hopes for the future.

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Stories of HopeMother’s Day 2021: “Teacher by day, ER nurse by night, and full-time mother of four”

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 08, 2021

Lockdown life takes its toll on even the most experienced of homeschoolers and composed triage nurses. Here’s how Amanda copes. Based on a submission to the AWHF.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories'Past, Present & Future of COVID-19' - A Speaking of Health Spring 2021 Recap

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 07, 2021

On April 27th, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Joffe gave an info-packed Speaking of Health presentation on the COVID-19 pandemic, providing context, clarity and numerous recommendations. See here for the recap and takeaways.

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Stories of HopeMother’s Day 2021: “A long journey”

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 07, 2021

Alyesha Dyck's story of her experience with infertility and pregnancy loss. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign to acknowledge the unique struggles of women and mothers this year.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "Being there for family"

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 05, 2021

Jezelle's perspective on the difficulties of raising a newborn in COVID, missing out on milestones, and always trying to be there for family. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "The little family that wasn't"

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 04, 2021

Leigh Rose's words on her family's struggles with pregnancy loss. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign to acknowledge the unique struggles of women and mothers this year.

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Stories of Hope"Celebrate Mom and Support Women's Health" with Mother's Day flowers from Save-On-Foods

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 04, 2021

Save-On-Foods' "Bunches of Love" campaign will again benefit the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, donating proceeds from the purchase of Mother's Day flowers from May 6-12th.

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Stories of HopeA letter from heart patient Cynthia Culhane

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 03, 2021

Calgary heart patient Cynthia Culhane pens a personal letter to her fellow community members on the importance of acknowledging the gaps in women's health and women's health research, and how more support is needed to address them.

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Stories of HopeProgress to bet on, from the inaugural “Bid & Benefit” online auction

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021

“Bid & Benefit” is the new online auction series launched by the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society. The first inaugural event ran from April 1st - 11th and raised nearly $7,000!

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Stories of HopeU of A researchers push scientific boundaries, overcome stigma so women don’t have to ‘suffer in silence’

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 07, 2021

More than 140 researchers are working on women, children’s and perinatal medicine through WCHRI at the U of A, supported by the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation and others.

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Stories of HopeAlberta takes lead role in Canada-wide initiative to raise awareness, funds for women’s health research

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 07, 2021

Women’s Health Collective Canada will support research to fill knowledge gaps and meet women’s unique health needs, along with public education and advocacy.

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Stories of HopeAWHF attracting attention in Calgary

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 07, 2021

Calgary’s 660 News recently interviewed AWHF’s Sharlene Rutherford about the launch of the new foundation.

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Stories of HopeAWHF Women’s Health Panel on Real Talk podcast show

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021

Following the official launch on International Women’s Day, three key healthcare leaders representing the AWHF joined Ryan Jespersen on his podcast show, Real Talk, to discuss the gaps we need to address in women’s health.

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Stories of HopeAlberta Women’s Health Foundation officially launches and unveils new campaign

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Mar 08, 2021

Launching officially on International Women's Day, the Alberta Women's Health Foundation is holding a virtual press conference and unveiling its launch campaign, #RefocusTheResearch. 

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesLooking Back and Stepping Forward: Alberta's One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19

Royal Alex

Posted on: Mar 05, 2021

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation looks back and steps forward, capturing a moment of quiet remembrance to recognize the one-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in Alberta.

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Stories With HeartHeart Month: Shining a Light on CK Hui’s Indigenous Heart Health Initiative

CK Hui

Maskwacis Health Services, location of one of the three cardiology clinics
Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

This Heart Month, we’re shining a light on one program, two cardiologists, three Indigenous communities, and ten years of excellent cardiovascular care.

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Stories With HeartHeart Month: Three years, two stents, one wise perspective

CK Hui

Charles Park on his skis
Posted on: Feb 24, 2021

Retired farmer Charles Park reflects on the stent surgery he had at the CK Hui Centre nearly three years ago, and the perspective he’s gained as time has passed.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesThis Saturday Is 2021’s ‘Coldest Night of the Year’

Royal Alex

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021

The Coldest Night of the Year is an event that supports Edmontonians experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Hosted by the Bissell Centre, the walk/run will be held virtually so that participants can join safely from anywhere.

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Stories With HeartWear Red on Feb 13th to Support Women's Heart Health

CK Hui

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases in women are under-studied, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, but largely preventable. Please join us in wearing red Saturday, February 13th for Wear Red Canada Day, a national event to raise awareness for…

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