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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.
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A New Approach for Studying Parkinsonian Syndromes 

Using a portable device developed at Drexel University, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified differences in brain activation patterns associated with postural stability in people with Parkinsonian syndromes and healthy adults.
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A Fitter U Q&A: December 2015

A winter- and holiday-themed Q&A reveals answers to questions about holiday weight gain and post-New Year’s resolutions.
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A Fitter U Q&A: November 2015

In this month’s “A Fitter U Q&A,” Joe Giandonato, Drexel's manager of health promotion, tackles questions about winter exercise, stretches and lower back pain.

Have an Apple-Shaped Body? You May Be More Susceptible to Binge Eating

Women with apple-shaped bodies – those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions – may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of “loss of control,” according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating.

The new wing of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Photo credit: Halkin/Mason Photography.

Drexel's 11th Street Health Center Doubles in Size with Sheller Gift to Improve and Expand Community ServiceS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 will celebrate the new, fully equipped facilities thanks to a major expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a community-based, nurse-managed health center in North Philadelphia, which provides a holistic approach to health care.
A presenter at the 2015 American Public Health Association's 143rd annual meeting and expo. Photo by Michael Late, courtesy of APHA.)

Health in the City: Dornsife School of Public Health Research at APHA Annual Meeting

At the 143rd annual American Public Health Association meeting and expo, faculty from the Dornsife School of Public Health presented research on the health effects of everything from air pollution to your home address.
Thomas Trojian, MD, College of Medicine

Ask the Drexel Physician: A Look at Treating Those Nagging Tendon Injuries

Hear from Thomas Trojian, MD, a professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine, on some treatment options for those troublesome tendon injuries. 
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A Fitter U Q&A: October 2015

Drexel’s resident fitness expert Joe Giandonato has answers for new questions posed by the Drexel community including queries about hydration during exercise and what to eat before working out.