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Pennsylvania's Youth More Accepting of Marijuana, But Not Using It More, Report Shows

A report by the Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, which is chaired by a Drexel University professor, found that attitudes toward marijuana became more of its use in recent years as the state legalized it for medical usage.
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Obamacare Relieved Financial Strain of Those Closest to the Federal Poverty Line

While data shows that the Affordable Care Act helped people across the spectrum, a study shows that those around or below the federal poverty line benefitted most.
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Drexel's Polymer Pill Proves it Can Deliver

Selecting the right packaging to get precious cargo from point A to point B can be a daunting task at the post office. For some time, scientists have wrestled with a similar set of questions when packaging medicine for delivery in the bloodstream: How much packing will keep it safe? Is it the right packing material? Is it too big? Is it too heavy? Researchers from Drexel University have developed a new type of container that seems to be the perfect fit for making the delivery.
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Drexel Opens New Treatment Clinic for Eating Disorders and Weight Management

The WELL Clinic will provide evidence-based treatment for weight management, eating disorders and related conditions, all under one roof.

 

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Employee Spotlight: College of Medicine Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, and His Storied Life and Career

After eight successful years as dean of the College of Medicine, Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, looks ahead to a sabbatical — and looks back at his journey to Drexel University.
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Three-Quarters of U.S. Lawmakers Don't Look to University Scientists for Behavioral Health Research

A study designed to demystify the way research gets into legislators' hands found that the majority don't look to universities to inform their behavioral health policies.
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Drexel Research Group Developing New Checklist to Prevent Violence Against Ambulance Workers

A new checklist running down everything from the first dispatch for a call to potential coping strategies for injuries was developed at Drexel and will now be implemented by multiple fire departments, including Philadelphia's.
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The Longer Women Live in Poor Neighborhoods, the Less Likely They Are to Gain Healthy Pregnancy Weight, Study Shows

The length of time a woman spends in poorer neighborhoods was found to be negatively tied to gaining a healthy amount of pregnancy weight, which is important for newborn health.
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Study Challenges Approach to Treating Alzheimer's

These findings suggest that microtubule-stabilizing drugs currently in clinical trials may not be effective in treating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases associated with the dysfunction of the protein called tau.
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How Medicaid Expansion Changed the Kidney Transplant Waitlist 

A new study from Drexel researchers suggests that Medicaid expansion may have helped to curb racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic kidney disease care.
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How Brain Signals Travel to Drive Language Performance

Using transcranial magnetic stimulation and network control theory, Drexel psychologists have taken a novel approach to understanding how signals travel across the brain's highways and how stimulation can lead to better cognitive function.
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Study Links Content of Service Members' Art to Their Trauma Levels

A new study conducted at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries.
The homepage of NUAVNow.org featuring a mural found in North Philadelphia and some dancers in front of it.

Drexel, Congreso Partner to Map Neighborhood-Specific Violence Trends in Eastern North Philadelphia

A partnership between the Urban Health Collaborative and the non-profit Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. put together the first neighborhood-specific crime map for the area that's home to Philadelphia's largest population of Latino residents.