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A seniors’ oasis

With an aging population, it is critical that seniors living in the community receive the support they need. It is important that new effective and cost-efficient strategies are developed to help seniors live where they want to live and prosper in their chosen communities.

It’s time to change the way we think about depression and menopause

For middle aged women experiencing menopause, the struggle to have their symptoms and side effects acknowledged is real. These symptoms can include hot flashes, chills, irregular periods and anything from anxiety and fluctuating moods to clinical depression.

How patients and researchers worked together to better understand hemophilia

Danielle McCully is helping to open new avenues of research into inherited blood disorders. She has a unique understanding of this family of diseases. Her father had severe hemophilia A and died at 35 from tainted blood. She carries the gene for this disease, and both of her children have hemophilia. And more recently, she was diagnosed with another bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease.

Disturbing the peace – Meet Luissa Vahedi

When you think of peacekeeping missions you might imagine blue helmeted troops handing out candy to children, and field hospitals helping the sick while distributing food and water.

But there are unseen challenges in introducing a large group of predominantly male soldiers into this type of environment for months or years at a time.

Luissa Vahedi has been studying the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti as part of her masters in epidemiology – a field which focuses on the determinants of public health.

Dr. Richard Reznick

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University


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