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.
Health mythbusters is a regular column in which Dal Health researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Health Administration's Dr. Chris Simms looks at the relationship between natural disasters and health epidemics, and examines how they can be prevented.
From October 1st-4th 2017, a contingent of Faculty of Health researchers, alum, students and staff met with colleagues from across the continent for the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) interprofessional health care and collaborative practice conference. The large Dal contingent presented on a broad range of topics from designing and delivering interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum to evaluating IPE courses and researching IPE impact.
From September 27th-30th, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health hosted three prominent Scottish thought leaders in primary care, with the aim of learning from each other’s experiences and developing innovative ways to improve health.
Dalhousie recently joined The Conversation Canada, a new-to-Canada media outlet providing independent, high-quality explanatory journalism reaching millions of readers around the world. Dal Health researchers are invited to contribute articles.
As the school year begins for most students on Dalhousie’s campuses, two exchange students from Norway are preparing to return to Oslo after spending three months in Halifax. Hanna Engebretsen and Tess Urdahl, 3rd-year radiography students at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), are the first students to benefit from a new exchange program between HiOA and Dalhousie’s School of Health Sciences (SHS).
Homecoming is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the annual Health Fun Run/Walk Challenge! Our new Dean, Dr. Brenda Merritt, challenges each Health School to show their Dal and School spirit by submitting the best team to the President’s Fun Run/Walk.