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Health

Colony morphologies of 96 Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients.

The Evolution of a Deadly Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

College of Medicine scientists have made new headway in understanding how a common pathogen leads to chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

Drexel College of Medicine students celebrate upon learning their residency destinations.

Emotions Run High as Drexel’s Future Doctors Meet Their Match

At the annual Match Day celebration at the Queen Lane Campus, 260 College of Medicine students learned where they would be working as residents next year. More than one-third will be staying in Pennsylvania.
African American hands

For Organ Transplant Recipients, Skin Diseases and Risk Factors Differ by Race

A review of medical records from 412 organ transplant recipients by College of Medicine researchers revealed marked racial differences in post-transplant dermatologic disease.
A pair of firefighters in full gear walking away toward a firetruck.

Better Injury Data Management Can Save Fire Departments Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

A new study out of Drexel University shows that more accurately tracking injuries in the fire service can save fire departments a great amount of money and more accurately focus injury prevention efforts.
A doctor's white coat with pens that include a drug company's name.

Two-Thirds of Americans See Docs Who Got Paid by Drug Companies: Study

A new study led by Drexel University found that a majority of Americans visited doctors in the past year who had been paid or given gifts by pharmaceutical or medical device companies — but very few patients knew about it.
Jerry Fagiano sitting at a table with his elbow on it as he speaks during a panel.

Drexel Hosting Discussions on the Health Dangers of Rolling Back Environmental and Climate Policies

Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health will hold a discussion and host a leading expert to talk about the human health effects that could result from potential rollbacks on climate and environment policy in the United States.
A child playing with a toy at a daycare.

More Day Cares Near By, More Germs? Maybe Not, According to Drexel Whooping Cough Study

A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn’t really have much of an effect.
A pair of doctors treating a patient with chemotherapy.

Doctors' Biases Mean Black Men Don't Get the Same Treatment in Healthcare

Black men likely don't get the same healthcare treatment that white men do because of doctors' biases and fear of black men, according to a new qualitative study.
A doctor in a white coat holding a clipboard

Spanish-Speaking and Non-Citizen Latino Parents Half as Likely to Feel Docs Are Listening

A study led by faculty from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that the parents of Latino children who only speak Spanish or who are non-citizens feel half as likely to be heard as those who only speak English when communicating with their children’s doctors.
6 different maps displaying "heat measures" of stroke risk factors by race in the United States.

Stroke Risk Factors Centered in Southeast United States

An effort to map the major risk factors for stroke in the United States — high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking — shows that most of those risk factors center among populations in the Southeast.
Injured soccer play holds knee on field.

Youth Soccer Coaches Can Prevent Injuries

A study from sports medicine experts shows that properly trained coaches can be as effective as professionals when it comes to preventing injuries.
syringe and vials

‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
 

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”