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  • 'Passionate about helping people': Therapeutic Recreation grad to continue studies at Dal
    Convocation Q&A: Brittany Bhatnagar Congratulations to all of our Dal Health Class of 2021! To celebrate Spring Convocation 2021, we chatted with students from across Dal Health.
  • Thank you health‑care heroes!
    Thank you everyone who participated in our giveaway - sending a shoutout to a health-care hero in their lives! The Faculty of Health at Dalhousie has strong connections to our health-care workers. Many are our alumni, students, faculty, staff or colleagues (including nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nuclear medicine technologists and more). Whether you are a member of our Dal Health community or not, we want to thank everyone on the front lines. We are so appreciative of everything you do to keep us safe.
  • ACCESS program still going strong — virtually
    In 2018, an innovative cancer research study led by Drs. Melanie Keats and Scott Grandy (School of Health and Human Performance) in partnership with the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program was launched. ACCESS (Activating Cancer Communities through Exercise Strategy for Survivors) brought exercise more closely into cancer treatment and care and was designed to lessen the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on participants.
  • First‑of‑its‑kind study examines the impact of bed rest on the body
    In partnership with the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Frailty Network and seven other research teams across Canada, a unique Canada bed rest study will examine the impact of complete bed rest on the human body. Twenty-four healthy individuals between 55 and 65 years of age will participate in the study, which will involve lying in bed with their heads slightly tilted down for 14 days. Half of the subjects will receive a physical exercise intervention that includes strength and aerobic exercises to see if this impacts different health outcomes.
  • The first edition of the Healthy Populations Journal is out now!
    The inaugural issue of the Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ) is published! HPJ is a multi-faculty, student led, open access, peer-reviewed journal housed at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie University.
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