Congratulations are in order for second year PhD in Health candidate Justine Dol. She has received a grant from the Nowegian-based Laerdal Foundation to her dissertation research on improving maternal and newborn health.
In the age of ‘fake news,’ relying on research and fact-based data to make decisions about our health is more important than ever. Health Mythbusters is a regular column in which Dal Health researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Dr. Tannis Jurgens and Dr. Anne Marie Whelan look at green tea products for weight loss — do they really work?
Matt Numer's "Human Sexuality" class is popular with students, in part because of the conversations it sparks. Learn how Dr. Numer uses technology to help create a safe, comfortable space for everyone to participate.
The School of Health Sciences is partnering with the Lung Association and the Lions Clubs to help Nova Scotians breathe better. Students in the Respiratory Therapy program are helping to refurbish Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPap) machines for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia’s Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program.
In 2013, the Faculty of Health Professions launched the Employee Milestone Recognition Program to acknowledge the significant contributions of our faculty and staff. The Milestone Recognition Awards recognize employees with 10 and 20 years of continuous service with the Faculty.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is thought to be a ‘wear and tear’ disease that affects older adults, but this disease also affects people early on in adulthood. Experts say that OA is reaching epidemic proportions in Canada, negatively impacting mobility and leading to significant health care costs. Researchers and other delegates from across the country met at Dalhousie on October 25-26, 2017 for GaitNET OA; a two-day summit representing the first steps towards a national OA strategy to improve mobility and joint health in those with OA.
The Research Profile is an in depth look at research being conducted in the FHP. Each profile highlights the research achievements, goals and interests of a faculty member in their own words. This month - Steve Aiken from the School of Human Communication Disorders