Health File: Researchers Meet In Edmonton

The fourth Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum in Edmonton was a veritable knowledge buffet. More than 125 researchers talked about their work. Topics were as diverse as how to better deliver whole blood to battlefield trauma victims; how joints in the spine react to various pack weights; advances in...
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    A Mighty Big Bionic Step

    January 16, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    You could describe a bionic exoskeleton as a robot suit—a ready-to-wear superman kit a soldier can don to get the extra oomph to tote a hundred kilograms without breaking a sweat or tirelessly run and march farther and faster than otherwise humanly...
  • Health File: Bionic Progress

    January 1, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    If you were of the generation to see the Star Wars movies on original release, you might have dismissed as unlikely science fiction the scenes in which Luke Skywalker loses a hand to a light sabre and almost immediately reappears with a bionic replacement that...
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    It’s that comfortable time of the year, swimsuit season but a memory and holiday feast season about to begin. Widening waistlines are about the last thing on our minds—until the two to three kilograms gained over the winter sparks a New Year’s resolution. Understanding why we...
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    Health File: Tune Up Your Body For Winter

    September 1, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    The first chill winds of autumn and colourful changes of fall are signals to prepare for winter. As you change to winter tires, check out the furnace and mulch tender garden plants, also keep in mind what your body needs to keep you healthy during...
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    Alberta Legion Backs Long-Term Health Study

    July 30, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    It’s a Friday and no coincidence that Dr. Ibolja Cernak is dressed in red. Her quest for knowledge to improve the lot of injured soldiers has taken her from academe in Europe, to the battlefields of Kosovo, to one of the most respected research universities...

    Collateral Damage: Families In The Wake Of War

    July 10, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    It’s the first time retired Sergeant Ted Peacock has smiled all weekend, and it’s a phoney smile that doesn’t reach his eyes. His family is gathered for a portrait, and feels obliged to put on happy faces. Son Callum wears his dad’s expression, too old...
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