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  1. Dec. 2, 2021Improving perceptions of emerging technologies can help ease strain on health-care systems
    Father feeling his son's forehead with hand

    More attention must be paid to improving perceptions of emerging technologies like AI-powered symptom checkers, which could ease the strain on health-care systems, according to a recent study.

  2. Nov. 17, 2021Faculty of Health researchers among top-cited in the world
    Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond, Geoffrey Fong

    Three of the University of Waterloo's nine researchers who made a most-cited researchers in the world list are affiliated with the Faculty of Health's School of Public Health Sciences: David Hammond, Sharon Kirkpatrick and Geoffrey Fong (cross-appointed to the School).

  3. Nov. 15, 2021 Researchers launch new tools to help people with dementia find their way forward
    Two older women laughing, two older men walking behind

    Often, when a person is diagnosed with dementia, available supports are not enough. Most people feel overwhelmed, and they don't get the support, resources and help they need. A new five-country collaboration has developed Forward with Dementia to fill in those gaps and provide the individuals and their families the tools they need to move forward with their lives.

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