Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Understanding frailty will lead to better care for older adults

Nurse helping older man get up from walker

A team led by researchers from the University of Waterloo analyzed data from more than 24,000 community-dwelling older adults receiving home care in Ontario who were subsequently admitted into an intensive-care unit (ICU).

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tobacco control researchers receive Governor General’s Innovation Award

Cigarette with smoke on black background

David Hammond, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, along with Geoffrey Fong (Psychology) and Mary Thompson (Statistics and Actuarial Science), were jointly awarded a 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award for the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Long-term care infrastructure must be re-imagined in a post-pandemic world

Older adult hands leaning on cane

Protecting long-term care residents from outbreaks requires different infrastructure, proper staffing conditions and a culture of quality assurance, researchers have found.

The experts further determined that designing smaller, more homelike spaces would minimize the spread of viruses while promoting better health and quality of life for residents.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Online farmers’ markets valuable when crisis events like COVID occur, study finds

Yellowknife Farmers Market sign

New research from the University of Waterloo is shining light on the importance of farmers markets’ ability to mitigate potential disruptions to distribution networks in the face of system shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

AI-powered symptom checkers can help health-care systems deal with COVID-19 burden

Women in bed holding iPad

AI-powered symptom checkers can potentially reduce the number of people going to in-person clinics during the pandemic, but first, researchers say, people need to know they exist.

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