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.
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
For Becky Marval, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an occupational therapist has become second nature. For the last eight years, Marval has worked with Mobile Outreach Street Health, commonly known as MOSH, as their resident OT.