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Hard to digest? Deciphering food trends

November 18th, 2015

Growing consumer interest in healthy foods is evident in the proliferation of blogs, books and magazine articles on everything from foods that help you lose weight, to foods that help you fight disease and live longer. But food is also viewed through an increasingly sociopolitical lens: where is our food grown, how is it processed and what, ultimately, is in …

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The people of Alelayli, Tanzania. will benefit from an integrated One Health clinic in their community. Photo: Dr. Pammla Petrucka.

U of S team creates unique One Health clinic

Imagine walking into a space where a local health provider, citizen and community elder are working together over a microscope and discussing a recent outbreak of a water-borne disease in their community. As you get close enough to listen, you realize the citizen collected the water from his own well and was expressing concern that he had lost three goats …

October 14th, 2014 Full story »

Therapy dogs bring joy to people

When Anna-Belle and Subie walk into a room, people greet them with excited hugs, smiles, pats and scratches. The two dogs are more than happy to return the love, curling up onto their new friends’ laps, showering them with kisses and giving lots of tail wags. Anna-Belle, a bulldog, and Subie, a boxer, are naturals at making people smile. After …

July 10th, 2013 Full story »

Medical imaging with One Health perspective

For veterinary radiologist Dr. Susan Kraft, the chance to collaborate with human researchers and to help pets as well as people was what sold her on the idea of One Health. One Health is a global strategy that encourages all health professionals to work and communicate together in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. “I’m …

June 21st, 2013 Full story »

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Producers tolerate aggressive cows: survey

The WCVM’s Dr. Joseph Stookey and his former MSc student, Brooke Aitken, report findings from their survey that asked producers about their tolerance of aggressive mother cows. Each year, beef producers are injured by overly aggressive cows at calving time. In fact, 23 people were killed by cows over a recent 15-year period in Canada. In the U.S., injury reporting …

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