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Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, Applied Health Sciences is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

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  1. May 22, 2019The top 25 medical lab tests around the worldScientist, with her back to us, working in lab

    A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

  2. May 16, 2019Kinesiology student named 2019 Vanier ScholarSteven Pretty assessing a patient using medical equipment

    The Faculty of Applied Health Science congratulates Kinesiology PhD candidate Steven Pretty, who is one of three University of Waterloo doctoral studies students named Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars. 

  3. May 14, 2019Low-tech footrest can help prevent lower-back pain Person using footrest while standing at desk

    People who stand at work for long periods of time might be able to avoid lower back pain by intermittently using a footrest, says a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

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  1. June 18, 2019Forbes Lecture - Technology and aging: Supporting our current and future selvesAlex Mihailidis.

    Professor Alex Mihailidis' research is focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications. Hosted by the Network for Aging Research, this second annual lecture is presented in honour of William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo.

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