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FREE Community Seminar: Research & Treatment for IBD

April 12th, 2018

You’re invited!

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | FREE Community Seminar: Research & Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

You’re invited to mingle with the experts and find out what the latest advancements in treatment/management of IBD.

If you, or someone you know lives with IBS, this could be the FREE event just for you this year!

Please register to book your seat/s now and don’t forget to share and invite others that may benefit from this information night with guest speakers and a Q&A session.

If you would like any further information about this event, please call us on 1800 639 037 or email the Community Relations & Events Manager, Marlene Nasr

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Parramatta Chamber After Five: Tue 3 April 2018

March 23rd, 2018

Westmead Medical Research Foundation will host the Parramatta Chamber Business After Five event on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Please join us for this networking opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Also, a big THANK YOU to our venue supporter, Bertonia LoungeWMRF Heart

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Welcome to our March 2018 edition Newsletter

March 14th, 2018

Click here to view our March 2018 Newsletter

For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation via hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager

on 1800 639 037 or email us to find out how you can support WMRF Heart
   

Related links: 

Run 4 Jess and support our oncology ward

This St Patrick’s Day, Run 4 Jess

The faces behind our incredibly generous fundraisers – The Doig Family

WMRF says thank you to our fundraisers

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of our newsletter

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World Stillbirth Day

October 19th, 2017


On this special World Stillbirth Day, we at Westmead Hospital Women’s and Newborn Health wish to take this opportunity to remind women of the importance of being a healthy weight,  having a healthy diet during pregnancy, and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy.

Overweight and obesity are major global public health issues­  that contribute to disease burden by increasing the risk of chronic disease and their associated complications.  Over half the adult female Australian population are classified as being overweight or obese. Women of reproductive age have one of the highest rates of weight gain in Australia.

Approximately 50 per cent of Australian females who become pregnant are purported to be overweight or obese and 50% of pregnant women have a weight gain during their pregnancy in excess of the recommended limits.

There are a number of well documented adverse outcomes associated with excessive weight gain and overweight and obesity during pregnancy. One of these adverse outcomes is an increased risk of stillbirth. At Westmead Hospital, two-thirds of pregnant women were born overseas and some of the culturally and linguistically diverse popultions groups (CALD), such as the South Asians, have a much highter risk of stillbirth. Our dietetic clinic at Westmead Hospital promotes best practice in the provision of health care for CALD communities and aims to enhance the quality of services and minimise health risks for the diverse populations of Western Sydney. For healthy eating information in a range of languages, please click on the following link:   Healthy Eating — MHCS

Women who are able to keep their gestational weight gain to within the recommended limits, show significantly reduced rates of foetal and maternal complications.

During the antenatal period is an ideal time to take the opportunity to make changes that will optimise the outcome for mothers and their babies.

We, at Westmead Hospital Women’s and Newborn Health care about your pregnancy, and having a healthy outcome for your baby. We know that early intervention and regular contact with a dietitian is important.

For information on and balanced diet during pregnancy, please click on the link below:

Pregnancy – WSLHD

Healthy eating during your pregnancy – Downloadable pdf

Article by Caron Blumenthal,
Senior Clinical Dietitian and Scientist
Women’s and Newborn Health, Westmead Hospital

   

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Women in Justice: Be Bold For Change

August 17th, 2017

Thank you to the Department of Justice NSW for supporting us through their Women in Justice network event which was held on 27th July 2017.

So far this year the network has raised more than $500 for the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre that supports breast cancer treatment and care. The network encourages employees to perform regular self exams to improve early detection, and/or seek medical advice.

To view the published article, click here

If you would like to support this fundraising initiative please visit Beboldforchange fundraising page.

For more information on how you can fundraise or host an event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Events Manager on 1800 639 037 WMRF Heart

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