In this week’s In The News, our experts contribute their insights on speaking to your kids about depression, highlight how a specialized program is helping pregnant women with congenital heart defects, and share their findings about inaccuracies in mobile apps.


dr. ariel dalfen smilingParenting Playbook: How to talk to your kids about depression
Dr. Ariel Dalfen, Head of the Perinatal Mental Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, sat down with Global News’s The Morning Show to share her expertise on the topic of parents battling depression. Learn more about how parents being more open with their children can help a family cope better. Watch the segment here.


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Dr. Candice Silversides, Cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, appeared on Global News as part of a feature on our Miles Nadal Heart Centre. Dr. Silversides spoke about how the specialized program is giving Canadian women with congenital heart defects a chance at successful, full-term pregnancies. Read the article and watch the segment here.


Faces of U of T Medicine: Kieran Quinn
Dr. Kieran Quinn, General Internist and Palliative Care Physician at Sinai Health sat down with the University of Toronto as part of the Faces of U of T Medicine feature. He spoke about his research in palliative and end-of-life care and his path to becoming a clinician-scientist. Read more here.


The risk of death within 5 years of first hospital admission in older adults
A new study from ICES and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that nearly 40 per cent of older adults die within five years of an unplanned hospital admission. Its findings may be useful in research and analyses for health system planning and with helping patients, clinicians, and researchers make complex health care decisions. Sinai Health contributors include Dr. Kieran Quinn, Dr. Nathan Stall, Dr. Peter Cram, Dr. Allan Detsky, and Dr. Chaim Bell. Read more about the study here. 


1 in 5 menstrual apps have serious errors that could affect chances of pregnancy: study
Dr. Rhonda Zwingerman, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, was featured on CTV News and CP24. In a recently published study, Dr. Zwingerman and her colleagues found that 1 in 5 fertility and menstrual tracking apps contain serious inaccuracies that could put users at risk of unintended pregnancy or delayed conception. Learn more here.