Fall 2012 - Zeitgeist

The science of bath salts

Bath salts.
Suzanne Erb

In the wake of sensationalized media reports over the past year, the term “bath salts” has taken on a whole new meaning.

The Bone Matrix and the Narwhal

Rene Harrison

Osteoporosis is known as the “silent thief.” It slowly robs people of their bone mass and density, and there are few symptoms until a catastrophic fracture occurs.

Canada’s Yawning Health Gap

Toba Bryant

Around the world, increasing concern has come to focus on the health gaps between the rich and the poor. Much research has identified a strong relationship between material advantage and health – a phenomenon now known as the “social gradient” in health.