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Training the Brain to Resist Temptation 

Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.
The team yellow shirts are “Charlie’s Angels,” a collection of players from Student Engagement and LeBow and captained by Benjamin Oser.  The red shirts team is from Institutional Advancement and their captain was Michelle Yurko.

7th Annual Drexel Employee Olympics

Relive the fun and excitement of the 2016 Drexel Employee Olympics with this picture gallery.
A produce section at a store.

Healthy Eating Gets No Boost After Corner Store Interventions, Drexel Study Finds

While many government, community and private interventions look at local corner and convenience stores as prime areas to stoke healthy eating, a Drexel study found that even two years after such an intervention took place, attitudes and purchasing habits didn’t change.
President John A. Fry presents his strategic plan at the Queen Lane Campus

President Fry’s Second and Third Town Halls Highlight the Importance of Communication

In town hall meetings at Drexel’s Center City and Queen Lane campuses, President John A. Fry said communication between colleges sparked the successes of the past year and detailed how it will be even more important in the years to come.
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Drexel and Coventry University to Host Workshop on Serious Games For Health Care

A gathering of international researchers, developers, professors, entrepreneurs and physicians will convene at Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center at the end of March to have a discussion about video games and how they can help improve people’s health, aid the healing process and guide caregivers. 

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A Fitter U Q&A: March 2016

Joe Giandonato, Drexel's manager of health promotion and resident fitness expert, is once again fielding questions from the Drexel community. This month, he discusses high-tech and low-tech ways to get the most out of your workout.
A view of Havana, Cuba.

Drexel Professor Secures Cuba Trip for Students to Study Health System

Drexel students will be among the first to travel to Cuba for an educational experience when they study the country’s health system that has earned renown for its ability to make the most of limited resources.
PAH structure

Solved Protein Structure Holds Answers to Metabolic Disease 

Drexel researchers and an international group of scientists have made a critical step toward understanding a disorder that affects patients from birth into adulthood. 

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A Fitter U Q&A: February 2016

Joe Giandonato, Drexel's manager of health promotion and resident fitness expert, is back again fielding questions from the Drexel community. This month, he reveals how yoga can help you chase off the winter blues.
Kevin Gard and Robert Maschi from Drexel's Running Performance and Research Center

Tips for Winter Running

Kevin Gard and Robert Maschi, both physical therapists for the Drexel Running Performance and Research Center at Parkway Health & Wellness in Center City, offer some helpful winter running tips for those who don’t want to allow the frigid weather to interfere with fitness goals.

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A Fitter U Q&A: January 2016

It's after New Years and the holidays, and people are focusing on their health now more than ever. Joe Giandonato, Drexel's manager of health promotion, weighs in on your winter fitness questions.
The local health department serving Montgomery County, Kentucky.

Local Health Departments Key to Expanding Mental Health Care in U.S.

A study conducted by a group of researchers in the Dornsife School of Public Health found that a significant number of local health departments offer some form of mental health care services, but could play an even more important role in extending mental health care services to other institutions and facilities across the country.