University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is known as the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry of the University of Alberta at Edmonton, Canada. It was founded in 1913 and today has 20 departments, 7 divisions, 13 research groups, 27 centers and institutions and 8 national networks of Centres of Excellence. It is known for developing the Edmonton Protocol in the treatment of diabetes, and is known for its innovative medical programs including clinical research and 50 residency programs.
More than half of lower-back MRIs ordered at two Canadian hospitals were either inappropriate or of questionable value for patients. And family doctors were more apt to order these unnecessary tests compared to other specialists, ...
Other Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study out of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry shows a large population of healthy people are taking Aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, despite the fact that new literature shows it isn't as beneficial as ...
Cardiology Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry designed a one-day training program for the Edmonton Police Service that resulted in officers being more likely to quickly identify mental health issues during a call, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A research team with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta reported findings that significantly improve understanding of how widely used drugs in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) affect the ...
Medications Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta tested the DNA of more than 300 women in Alberta and discovered a 'genetic marker' method to help accurately profile which women were more apt to have their breast cancer return ...
Cancer Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Children who regularly see specialists for chronic medical conditions are also using complementary medicine at a high rate, demonstrates recently published research from the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa.
Pediatrics Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered that knocking out a particular "partner" gene is the Achilles' heel of some cancers.
Cancer Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in Alzheimer's brain cells.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Children need a minimum of seven minutes a day of vigorous physical activity, demonstrates recently published findings by University of Alberta medical researchers and their colleagues across Canada.
Health Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta studied the records of nearly 1000 patients who were admitted to hospital with pneumonia and noted those who were obese were more apt to survive compared to those who were ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Older patients who visited local ERs for chest pain or breathing problems and had chest x-rays reveal unknown spinal fractures, were more apt to receive osteoporosis treatment afterward if a simple intervention was used, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
If doctors want to develop a strong rapport with parents of overweight children, it would be best if physicians used terms like "large" or "gaining too much weight" as opposed to the term "obese." These were findings recently ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The scientific community has always wanted to know why people who eat high-salt diets are prone to developing medical problems such as kidney stones and osteoporosis.
Health Jul 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Mosquitoes are buzzing once again, and with that comes the threat of West Nile virus. Tom Hobman, a researcher with the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is making every effort to put ...
Medical research Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
We've all heard that eating fish is good for our brains and memory. But what is it about DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, that makes our memory sharper?
Health Jun 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |