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March 17, 2020
Goal is to reduce risk of transmitting COVID-19 rather than cut off all social contact, says U of A infectious disease expert who provides tips on what to do and what to avoid.
March 16, 2020
Dr. Mark Joffe says hand-washing and proper hygiene is the best defense against the virus.
March 11, 2020
Routine use of MRI to diagnose heart failure not related to heart attack is likely a waste of money, new U of A medical research finds.
March 6, 2020
U of A experts dispel myths about weight loss and provide realistic advice to lead a healthier, happier life.
February 26, 2020
Cardiologist Kevin Bainey found that treating heart attacks with clot-busting drugs in combination with the standard balloon-catheter procedure led to better outcomes for patients than just using the balloon catheter.
February 12, 2020
Patients and staff report greater satisfaction with care provided at home.
February 7, 2020
The Edmonton Frail Scale is a quick way for health professionals to determine whether a patient is living with frailty, how severe it is and where they may need support. The tool is now used in 40 countries worldwide.
February 6, 2020
Applying moisturizer helps keep your skin smooth in winter, but it's better to use it after you come in from the cold, says U of A dermatologist Robert Gniadecki.
February 4, 2020
Issues persist even when drug treatments for gestational diabetes are given, U of A study shows.
January 31, 2020
U of A neuroscientist Jason Plemel was part of a team of Canadian researchers who discovered that immune cells in the brain and spinal cord behave differently from blood immune cells in their response to nerve damage.