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Mother's Day 2021:
News Posted On May 07, 2021

Mother's Day 2021: "A long journey"

Alyesha Dyck reflects on the story of her experience with infertility and multiple pregnancy losses, hoping to help women with similar experiences to know that they are never alone even when they feel like they are.  Mother’s Day 2021: “A long journey”…

Mother's Day 2021:
News Posted On May 05, 2021

Mother's Day 2021: "Being there for family"

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 to honour our women and mothers.…

A letter from heart patient Cynthia Culhane
News Posted On May 04, 2021

A letter from heart patient Cynthia Culhane

Dear reader, My name is Cynthia, and I am a proud Calgarian, a successful realtor and fitness instructor, a mother to four beautiful children, and a partner to my wonderful husband. I am also something I never expected to be, a patient with a chronic…

Mother's Day 2021:
News Posted On May 03, 2021

Mother's Day 2021: "The little family that wasn't"

The words of Leigh Rose from Calgary 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, and help make a difference…

We Want To Hear From You
News Posted On Apr 19, 2021

We Want To Hear From You

Mother's Day is just around the corner and, unfortunately, this year it will again look different.  Studies are showing that women are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic significantly more than men. To acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had…

Alberta Women's Health Foundation attracting attention in Calgary
News Posted On Apr 07, 2021

Alberta Women's Health Foundation attracting attention in Calgary

The launch of the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation—and its campaign to #RefocusThe Research from women’s outer appearances to inner health—has attracted the attention of Calgary’s 660 News. President and CEO Sharlene Rutherford recently discussed…

AWHF Women’s Health Panel on Real Talk podcast show
News Posted On Mar 10, 2021

AWHF Women’s Health Panel on Real Talk podcast show

Ryan Jespersen is a long-time Edmonton media personality who hosts a regular podcast show, Real Talk, to discuss news, politics, and pop culture. Yesterday, Ryan was joined by three notable women—all doctors—to discuss a topic that falls across all…

Introducing the Women’s Health Collective Canada
News Posted On Jan 19, 2021

Introducing the Women’s Health Collective Canada

For more than 35 years, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has been dedicated to advancing the health of all Albertans. In 2010 the Foundation placed a special focus on the needs of women from across Alberta with the opening of the Lois Hole Hospital…

Dr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina awarded a Canada Research Chair
News Posted On Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina awarded a Canada Research Chair

Twenty years ago, the Government of Canada implemented a new initiative called the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program. The goal of this program is to bring Canada to the forefront of countries leading the world in research and development.  This December,…

Osteoporosis Month: Shining light on a ‘silent thief’
News Posted On Nov 30, 2020

Osteoporosis Month: Shining light on a ‘silent thief’

Dr. Nese Yuksel is a Professor with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition to her academic position, she continues to practice in two multidisciplinary clinics, one being the Menopause Clinic at the…

Proudly Supporting WCHRI’s 13th Annual Research Day - Nov 4th
News Posted On Nov 04, 2020

Proudly Supporting WCHRI’s 13th Annual Research Day - Nov 4th

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is the flagship home of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI), a fact that is an immense source of pride for our hospital, our foundation and our donors. As such, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation…

Later Life Pregnancy Increases Future Heart Problems in Children
News Posted On Sep 18, 2020

Later Life Pregnancy Increases Future Heart Problems in Children

It’s a well-known fact that having children later in life can lead to complications. This is becoming more common as many women are not considering children until later in their lives. New research shows that not only does a later in life pregnancy…

Exploring Sexuality Related Mental Health Issues in Females
News Posted On Sep 15, 2020

Exploring Sexuality Related Mental Health Issues in Females

PhD candidate interviewing girls in Edmonton's Pakistani-Canadian community. Sexual health and mental health are inexorably linked in adolescents but in some cultures, these are stigmatized topics that are never discussed. For some teenagers, that lack…