Media Coverage

Please see below for examples of media coverage of the POWER Study.

General POWER Study

The POWER to Improve Women’s Health
Federation of Medical Women of Canada Newsletter, Fall 2009, Vol. 22, No. 3

Thousands Fewer Would Die Each Year if Ontario’s Poor were as Healthy as the Rich
Theresa Boyle, The Toronto Star, February 28, 2012 

Older Women’s Health

Ontario Seniors Not Seeing Dentist: Study
London Free Press, October 28, 2011

Dentistry Care Lacking for Ontario Seniors
CBC News, October 27, 2011

HIV Infection

Care for Women with HIV Unequal, Need to Target Immigants, Aboriginals: Study
Brandon Sun (The Candian Press), June 1, 2011

Quarter of New HIV Patients Are Women: Study
Kevin O’Connor, Toronto Sun, June 1, 2011

New HIV Infections in Women are Mostly Newcomers
Theresa Boyle, Toronto Star, June 2, 2011

Reproductive & Gynaecological Health Chapter

C-Section Rates Lowest Here
John Miner, The London Free Press, February 22, 2011

Childbirth Safe in Ontario: Abortion Rate Doubled for Poorest Women, February 22, 2011

Pushing for ‘Normal’ Childbirth
Andrea Gordon,

Diabetes Chapter

Diabetes on the Rise Across the Province: Waterloo-Wellington has Lowest Rate in Ontario
Johanna Weidner, September 25, 2010, Waterloo Region Record

Diabetes Ups Birth Complications, September 20, 2010

More Diabetes, More C-Sections, September 20, 2010

Musculoskeletal Conditions Chapter

Access to Arthritis Specialists an Issue
Carly Weeks, The Globe & Mail, Metro Edition, July 6, 2010

Many with Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Getting Needed Care, July 6, 2010

Musculoskeletal Conditions Have a Big Impact on Women’s Health in Ontario: Results of the POWER Study
Patricia Nicholson, Women’s Health Matters

Rheumatoid Arthritis Redefined: Canadian Doctor Played a Major Role in International Effort to Overhaul RA Criteria
Andrew Skelly, Medical Post (Canadian Health Care Network), September 21, 2010

Access to Health Care Services Chapter

Medicare Needs to Get Better, Not Bigger
Carol Goar, The Toronto Star, April 28, 2010

Health Care Hurdles Hurt Immigrants, Study Finds
Nicholas Keung, The Toronto Star, March 31, 2010

Many Minority Women Unable to Access Health Providers
The Canadian Press; CTV News Website, March 30, 2010

Many Minority Women Unable to Access Health Providers Due to Barriers: Study
Winnipeg Free Press, Sheryl Ubelacker The Canadian Press, March 30 2010

Accessing Care a Challenge for Minority Women
The Globe and Mail, Metro Edition, March 30, 2010

Cardiovascular Disease Chapter

Gender, Income Gap in Cardiac Care Continues to Affect Ontario
Andrew Moran, Digital Journal, December 9, 2009 

Gender Gap Persists in Cardiac Care, Study Finds
Science Daily, December 10, 2009

Depression Chapter

Half of Depressed People Don’t See Doctor
ABC 7 News, September 30, 2009 

Cancer Chapter

Girl POWER – Are Women Falling Through the Cracks in Healthcare?
The Varsity Newspaper (University of Toronto), November 2, 2009 (Science Section)

The “POWER” to Improve Women’s Health
Health Evidence Quarterly (page 3), Issue #2 September/October, 2009

Pap Smear Followup Falling Short in Ontario
The Medical Post (, September 8. 2009

Less than 50 Percent of Women with Abnormal Paps Receive Follow-up Care: Study
Science Blog, August 20. 2009

Fewer than Half of Ont. Women with Abnormal Paps Receive Recommended Followup – The Canadian Press, August 20, 2009

Fewer than Falf of Abnormal Paps get Followup in Ontario News, August 20, 2009

Burden of Illness Chapter

Low-Income Women More Prone to Illness – Researchers Startled at Health Inequities
Mary K. Nolan, The Hamilton Spectator, June 24 2009