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Inflammatory forms of arthritis (IA)

2021-09-10T08:08:17-04:00

Inflammatory forms of arthritis (IA) appear as joint damage from inflammation rather than a wearing down of your cartilage. Most forms of IA are also autoimmune diseases, where the immune system – the body’s defense system against infections and other invaders – mistakenly starts to attack the body’s own healthy tissues.

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Osteoarthritis (OA)

2021-09-10T08:08:56-04:00

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis affecting more Canadians than all other forms of arthritis combined.

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Concussion

2021-03-03T12:05:16-05:00

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when your brain is shaken inside your skull. This incident can potentially damage the blood vessels in your brain or injure its tissue. To minimize the risk of long-term damage, it’s important to learn how to identify and manage a concussion.

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Adjudicate

2021-01-31T20:28:27-05:00

Adjudicate means to make a formal judgment or decision about a problem or disputed matter.

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Artificial Intelligence

2021-02-08T21:30:40-05:00

Artificial Intelligence (AI) encompasses a broad range of technologies that enable systems to draw on big data, statistics and probability analyses. They function in ways that attempt to mimic human cognition and produce outcomes that appear “intelligent” to human observers. AI underlies the ability of devices controlled by computers to perform complex tasks normally done by humans like driving a car or playing a game of chess. AI differs from conventional computer programing that uses [...]

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Assistive devices

2021-01-31T20:19:48-05:00

Assistive devices are those prescribed by health care professionals to maintain or improve a person’s functioning, independence to perform the tasks of everyday life, and to enhance their overall well-being. They can also help prevent impairments and secondary health conditions. Orthopedic braces and supports are examples of assistive devices.

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Big data

2021-02-08T21:30:08-05:00

Big data refers to very large data sets that artificial intelligence (AI) systems analyze to reveal patterns that cannot be observed or revealed using traditional methods. AI systems use the ability to detect these patterns to mimic human behaviour in executing specific tasks. The ability of an AI system to mimic human behavior depends to a significant extent on the quality of the big data that is used to train the AI system.

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