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The myth of osteoporosis  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39499
Argues that osteoporosis is not as widespread a disease as reported, and that most of what you could do to prevent osteoporosis later in life has nothing to do with getting a test or taking a drug. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Chronic fatigue syndrome: when life falls apart  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39657
Deals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and its impact on one woman's life, especially her relationship with her partner and her inability to work. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Doulas create birth memories worth cherishing  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39534
Describes the philosophy and duties of a doula. Includes positive benefits of doula-attended births. (See Details)
Published: 2003
First National Women's Health Roundtable and Reception on Parliament Hill  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39490
Describes the events surrounding the CWHN's First National Women's Health Roundtable and Reception on Parliament Hill, February 22, 2005. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Filipino nurses in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39594
Discusses Filipino nurses who are being recruited into Canada to work under the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP), not as nurses, but as nannies and 24-hour home support workers. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Building bridges across difference and disability  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39551
Describes the "Building Bridges Across Difference and Disability" booklet designed to help care providers treat clients with facial and physical differences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Widespread use of SSRI antidepressants drives soaring health care costs in Canada/What are SSRI antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39462
Questions the science behind SSRI antidepressants and their real-world effectiveness. Examines why so many SSRIs are prescribed to women, as well as safety concerns and alternative treatment options. (See Details)
Published: 2006
"Breast cancer genes": myths and facts. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and the Council for Responsible Genetics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39625
Discusses the geneticization of breast cancer, the discovery of the so-called "breast cancer genes" (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2), and the positive and negative effects of genetic screening for breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Which tips for health really matter?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39538
Provides a darkly humourous comparison of "personal" health tips with the social determinants of health. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39430
Examines the urgent state of affairs regarding the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. Discusses the Sisters In Spirit Initiative. (See Details)
Published: 2007