Health

Food insecurity and schools during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a number of challenges to schools, which were forced to close in the spring to help slow the spread of infection. One major challenge for schools was ensuring that students' nutritional ...

Cardiology

Fitness trackers help people stay active, study finds

Physical activity programs like the 10,000-step phenomenon alert inactive people to become active and stay active, according to a recent study involving University of Alberta physical activity experts.

Ophthalmology

Mapping IDs geographic access barriers for diabetic retinopathy

(HealthDay)—Geographic information systems mapping can visualize geographic access barriers to eye care among patients with diabetes, while telescreening can increase the rate of diabetes retinopathy evaluation, according ...

Health

GIS mapping aims to improve health care access for older adults

With a growing aging population in South Florida, a University of Miami geographer who specializes in public health teamed up with geriatricians and other geographers to conduct the first age-adjusted analysis of socially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking the Zika virus

Imagine a fourth-year work placement with global impact. At BlueDot, students and alumni from Ryerson's Department of Geography are helping to spearhead the next generation of infectious disease research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the mind processes complex spatial information

Northwestern University's David H. Uttal will discuss a program that has enhanced students' learning at a variety of levels, from basic spatial reasoning to solving complex problems involving the coordination of numerous ...

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