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Our Hospital, Our StoriesPatient to Nurse to Mental Health Advocate

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 04, 2018

Mental health advocate Blake Loates has experienced all sides of the mental health system - as a patient, a psychiatric nurse and now as an advocate for others. Blake shares her struggle with mental health...

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Stories of HopeGrowing Women's Health campaign supports a seventh operating room at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 01, 2018

This year, funds from the annual SHOPPERS. LOVE. YOU. Growing Women's Health campaign will go directly towards helping women like Amanda.

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Stories With VisionBeyond the Call of Duty

Eye Institute

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018

For Constable Jaszczyszyn, like many who work in protection, his job is much more than a nine-to-five role; his job is a huge part of who he is. Learn more about this officer's cancer journey and the doctor who went above and beyond…

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Stories of HopeHarvest Celebration Attendees Move the Needle on Hospital's Seventh Operating Suite Fundraising Effort

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018

The 8th annual Harvest Celebration was an incredible success raising more than $310,000 in support for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Funds raised will support the creation of a new operating suite at the hospital.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA New Neighbourhood - A Warming Bus Update

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 07, 2018

Donors to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation made a $61,500 gift possible to put Boyle Street's Winter Warming Bus back on the road this past winter. The bus' main goal is to enable survival during the frigid winter months...

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Stories of HopeEdmonton Eskimos Women Score a Touchdown for Ovarian Cancer Research

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 29, 2018

The Edmonton Eskimos are one of the most successful CFL franchises of all time, and this past spring, their team of staff and volunteers proved once again that they are also a force to be reckoned with in the battle against ovarian…

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Stories of HopeLois Hole Hospital Women's Society Celebrates One Year of Success

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 28, 2018

A room full of remarkable women and several supporting men converged on the Royal Glenora Club this past Monday to celebrate the first successful year of the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society.

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Stories of HopeMission Possible

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 14, 2018

Thanks to collaboration, cooperation, and a lot of patience, the dream for research capacity is realized at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

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Stories of HopeSHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run For Women raises over $311,000 for Women's Mental Health

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 05, 2018

On May 26, over 2,200 passionate participants, along with their families, friends, and cheerleaders proved that it can also help the fight for women's mental health.

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Stories of HopeLois Hole Hospital for Women brings health research to the point of care

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 29, 2018

A new chapter in women’s health excellence begins today as the Lois Hole Hospital for Women marks the opening of dedicated research space under its roof.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesMay is Leave a Legacy Month

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 11, 2018

May is Leave A Legacy month and is the perfect time to start a conversation with your family, financial advisors, lawyer or favourite charity.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesLeading With Legacy

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 11, 2018

After the Royal Alexandra Hospital gave the Nakatsui family peace of mind, they gave back. Following in Kasey Kozak's footsteps, Melanie and Thomas Nakatsui have also decided to leave a gift for the Royal Alexandra Hospital in their…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAn Incredible Legacy

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 10, 2018

For more than 40 years, Mary Anne Komaran made it her mission to help those who needed it the most, not only did Mary Anne give her time, she also left an incredible legacy when she passed away - a $1.375 million estate gift to the…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesOne Gift Inspires Another

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 10, 2018

When Kasey Kozak shared the story of his bequest plans with the donor community of Royal Alexandra Hospital, he didn’t know how many people’s lives he would touch.

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Stories of HopeRemembering Our Losses Together

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 08, 2018

Whether it is a stillbirth, early loss, or a loss of an infant shortly after birth, all are devastating and something no one can prepare themselves for.

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Stories of HopeImproving Bereavement Program and Policies for Indigenous Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Vera Caine and research assistant, Roxanne Tootoosis examined the experience of Indigenous women who have faced perinatal loss. Dr. Caine, sought to address how health care practices, bereavement programs and policies can be improved.

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Stories of HopeReducing the Stress of Natural Disasters on Pregnant Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 13, 2018

The Fort McMurray fire in 2016 is the costliest disaster in Canadian history, but the stress of the fire and evacuation could have had an extra adverse outcome for women who were pregnant during the fire and evacuation.

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Stories of HopeManaging More Than Menopause Symptoms

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 13, 2018

Menopause research isn’t typically covered in the news. It’s also not the most popular topic of conversation. Some women move menopause into the background of their lives—it’s a problem for another day, until that day comes…

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Stories of HopeMicroscopic Solutions for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 13, 2018

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women's Sawin-Baldwin Chair in Ovarian Cancer focuses on the activity of a protein called Nodal. This protein is active in a variety of cancers and Dr. Postovit thinks it might be the key to treating aggressive…

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Stories of HopeThe Not So Sweet Consequences of Sugary Treats During Pregnancy

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 13, 2018

A team of WCHRI researchers have investigated the causes and consequences of women eating more sugary treats during pregnancy, with the goal of understanding why pregnant women consumed more sugar and how that affected the health…

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