With life expectancy nearly doubled over the past century, the average Canadian woman reaches menopause halfway through her life. The common symptoms of menopause — sleep deprivation, headaches, hot fl ashes and mood changes — typically impact women who are juggling careers and families, and these changes are often accompanied by weight gain, risks of heart disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. These serious health needs receive little attention or funding.
The Chair in Mature Women’s Health was established by Carol Mitchell to raise critical funds for these important health issues and is held by Dr. Wendy Wolfman, a world leading expert at Sinai Health.
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