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VITAL LINKS June 8, 2021
Overcoming severe postpartum depression

When Petra Smith heard the news that she was pregnant, she thought the experience would be the greatest joy of her life. But instead, her mental health took a drastic turn for the worse. She battled peripartum depression and thoughts of suicide. When the thought of taking another step became too hard to bear, she sought treatment and care from our experts who were ready to help her through her darkest time.

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Supporting a patient’s mental health during and after pregnancy
Hear from one of our experts, Dr. Jasmine Gandhi, who specializes in supporting patients experiencing mental health related challenges. Through a variety of services, she and her team help patients throughout their pregnancy journey so they are better equipped to care for newborns.
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Remarkable recovery after traumatic brain injury
After sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury, doctors weren’t sure if Casey Delaney would ever walk or talk again. But today, she’s back to doing what she loves thanks to specialized care at our hospital.
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Pulse Podcast: A tumour leaves mother of four facing blindness
In this episode of Pulse Podcast, Michele Juma shares what it was like when she learned she had a brain tumour and was at risk of blindness. And, you’ll hear how our experts performed minimally invasive surgery to remove the tumour through her nose.
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Join us for Experts on Call: Cancer Care and Research at The Ottawa Hospital

Interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in cancer research and care? Then this virtual event is for you! You’ll hear directly from our experts and have the chance to ask them questions in breakout sessions on breast, prostate, and blood cancers.

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