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Jun 142017

Measuring Body Fat Using BMI Alone May Miss Serious Health Problems

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Thousands of middle-aged Canadians thought to have normal levels of body fat may be carrying extra weight in areas that significantly increase their risk of serious health problems and even death, according to a new study by University of Calgary researchers. Recent evidence suggests that high amounts of fat in the body, and inflammation resulting from fat, may be at the root of many chronic diseases. However, Canada and most other developed ...

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Jun 142017

Save the date: Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

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If you’re suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury, mark your calendar to attend the Wood Forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28, and hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment. The symposium is organized in conjunction with The Arthritis Society‘s Joint Health Symposium on the same date from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both events will be held at the Red & White Club, 1833 Crowchild Trail N.W. , Calgary. ...

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Jun 142017

Lauren Beaupre Appointed Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

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Congratulations to Lauren Beaupre who has been named the Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, effective July 1. Dr. Beaupre is a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on recovery of physical function and quality of life as well as health services utilization by people with bone and ...

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Jun 052017

Save the Date: Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship on Clinical and Research Innovation

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This year’s Cy Frank Legacy Lecture features Dr. Tom Noseworthy, professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Title of his presentation: “Innovation in Healthcare: Lines of Sight to Policy and Practice” Dr. Noseworthy will present in three locations: Ottawa – September 15, 8:40 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., Canadian Academy of Health Sciences meeting, Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Edmonton – ...

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