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Health

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Restaurant, Bar Smoking Bans Impact Smoking Behaviors, Especially for the Highly Educated

Smoking bans in restaurants and bars are especially effective among those with college degrees, but also were associated with higher quit attempts by people with low incomes, according to a new Drexel University study.
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Mexican Migrant Health Access Lower After U.S. Border Crossing — And Even When They Return to Mexico

Immigrants and migrants from Mexico had worse access to health care and insurance after they crossed the border into the U.S. — and it remained bad when they returned to Mexico again.
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, joins Drexel from Johns Hopkins University.

Q&A: Laura N. Gitlin, Incoming College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean, Distinguished Professor

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a new dean: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD.
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Drexel Helps to Establish the Region's First Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Gain Access to Census Data

Researchers from around the city, who are studying public policy and the economy, will have access to some of the nation’s highest quality Census data this coming cycle, thanks to a new federal research center. 
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Drexel Study: Coloring Books Make You Feel Better, But Real Art Therapy Much More Potent

Many adult coloring books claim to be art therapy and can reduce negative feelings, but art therapists are significantly more impactful, a Drexel study shows.
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The U.S. Could Easily Hit Its 2020 HIV Prevention Goal By Using One Drug, Drexel Study Finds

If just a quarter of high-risk men who have sex with men were to use daily preventive medicine, the United States could surpass its goal of reducing new HIV infections by 25 percent.
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Could Death Rates Have Swung the 2016 Election?

A new study shows that climbing mortality rates of middle-aged white people were associated with many counties voting Republican in the 2016 presidential election.
James Min, a health sciences major in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, says he enjoys the Rec Center because it helps him "release stress in a beneficial manner, which is important to me as a chronically stressed individual."

How the Drexel Rec Center Lined Up ‘The Balanced Project’

To spotlight the wellness and inclusion mission of Drexel University Recreational Athletics, the Drexel Recreation Center has released a new campaign featuring Dragons working on their physical, mental and emotional health.
A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at kensingtonblues.com.

In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
A map of smoke-free areas on Drexel's University City Campus.

Drexel Creates Smoke-Free Spaces on University City Campus

A number of areas on Drexel’s University City Campus have now been designated smoke-free zones, thanks to a senior project from a School of Public Health graduate student.

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When Vegetables Are Closer in Price to Chips, People Eat Healthier, Drexel Study Finds

A new study determined that the difference in price of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods plays a significant role in whether people have a healthy diet.
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Training the Next Generation of Chefs and Culinary Professionals to Reduce Food Waste

When the James Beard Foundation (JBF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, sought out culinary instructors and professors to help design and implement a curriculum to inspire a new generation of chefs and culinary professionals to substantially reduce food waste, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality stepped up to the plate.