MUHC in the News - June 25, 2019

Dr. Mary-Anne Fitzcharles

Are rheumatologists prepared for cannabis’ mainstream move?

Dr. Mary-Anne Fitzcharles, senior physician in the division of rheumatology, tells Healio that basic science and preclinical studies have shown “astounding and promising” results for cannabinoids in the treatment of conditions and managing symptoms ranging from pain, sleep difficulties, mobility and mood disorders.

 

​​Dr. Nathalie Dayan

Could breastfeeding reduce the risk of heart disease in some women?

Quebec’s first research chair in women’s heart health will be launched by Dr. Nathalie Dayan, director of Obstetrical Medicine, with a study on the role breastfeeding can have in reducing blood pressure among women who had high blood pressure or preeclampsia during pregnancy — a population known to have twice the risk of developing heart disease later in life. Montreal Gazette