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The Future of Health: Dr. James Talbot

The Future of Health: Dr. James Talbot

In his role as CMOH, Dr. James Talbot acts on behalf of the Minister of Health to monitor the health of Albertans and to make recommendations to the Minister and Alberta Health Services on measures to protect and promote the health of the public and to prevent disease and injury.

Dr. Talbot has a B.Sc. degree, PhD in biochemistry and an M.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialist in medical microbiology, for which he received additional training at the University of California in San Diego.

Dr. Talbot has most recently served as Medical Director for the Alberta Real-Time Surveillance Syndromic Surveillance Net, a surveillance system he helped create to monitor and act on emerging infections and injuries. He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.

 

Sleep: The Forgotten Key to Health and Wellness

Sleep: The Forgotten Key to Health and Wellness

Explore measures that can be taken to not only live longer but also live better with Dr. Ellen Hughes who describes the need for sleep to achieve wellness and health. Series: “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” [6/2008] [Health and Medicine]

 

Having it all: dispelling the myths about work and motherhood

Having it all: dispelling the myths about work and motherhood

Dr Anne McMunn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health)

We hear a lot about the stresses of juggling motherhood with paid work, and the subsequent harm this might cause children. However, this lecture to mark International Women’s Day discusses evidence from UK cohort studies following generations of men and women which suggests that working mothers not only end up healthier in mid-life, but that their daughters may also end up happier too.

 

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