Posts By: Behdin Nowrouzi

Behdin Nowrouzi

Health Matters – Depression: An introduction

Introduction Stress and misfortune are ubiquitous and, at some point, everyone experiences feelings related to unhappiness. Many people experience transient depression when they have difficulties or problems in their lives, and may undergo temporary feelings of self-blame, guilt, sadness, disappointment, and emptiness. These outcomes are normal, and they usually pass after a short time. This… Read more »

Health Matters – Mental Health and Work: A silent health issue

Striving for mental health is about establishing and maintaining a balance in the social, physical, spiritual, economic, and mental realms of our lives. Given the hectic pace of many peoples? lives today, this can be especially challenging. In fact, It’s estimated that depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Chiropractor

What is a chiropractor? In Canada, chiropractic is one of the largest health care professions. Practitioners utilize a manual approach to health care that allows for patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Specifically, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the central and peripheral nervous systems, pelvis, joints of the upper and lower limbs, and spinal… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Naturopathic Doctor

What is a naturopathic doctor? Naturopathic doctors are primary care practitioners in North America. They are trained in the basic and medical sciences and able to diagnosis and treat patients using natural therapeutics. According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, it is mixture of the art and science of treating and preventing diseases using… Read more »

Graduate Studies – Writing a Letter of Intent

So You’re interested in applying to graduate school. When students are considering applying to graduate schools, there is an application that often takes weeks, if not months, to prepare. Part of this process may include writing a letter of intent, or purpose letter. The following is an introductory guide to writing this crucial letter, the… Read more »

Health Matters – Cancer and Chemotherapy: A Primer

Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth and proliferation. In healthy adults, cells grow and divide slowly but under tight control. This is to ensure that the number of cells in each tissue stays the same. Cancer may be viewed as one cell changing and rapidly growing out of control. This rapid proliferation… Read more »

Health Matters – A Brief History of Medicare in Canada

Public health care, or Medicare, in Canada is a relatively new phenomenon. It was founded on the principles that a health care system should be publicly administered, comprehensive, universal, portable and accessible to all Canadians. This universal coverage is provided to all Canadians by their provincial health insurance plans. The costs are shared between the… Read more »

Course Introduction – Thinking from Women’s Lives: An Introductionto Women’s Studies (WMST 266)

Feminism is dynamic and about change, about a reorganization of power, confronting stereotypes and challenging the status quo. In WMST 266, explains course tutor Dr. Arlene Young, ?Students learn how women have been excluded, or written out, of almost every human activity and learn possibly for the first time about many of the contributions women… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Dental Hygienist

What is a dental hygienist? Dental hygienists remove deposits from teeth, educate patients on techniques to healthy oral hygiene, and provide preventative and health promotion strategies regarding dental care. According to the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, a dental hygienist is an oral health professional who is a registered member of a governing body…. Read more »