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The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Tips for Philly Marathoners at Drexel Running Center

Runners training for the Philadelphia Marathon who are looking for some help boosting performance and avoiding injury can watch a lecture hosted by experts at the Running Performance and Research Center at Drexel’s Parkway Health and Wellness.
Logo for A Fitter U Q&A with Joseph Giandonato.

A Fitter U Q&A: September 2015

Get answers to questions on exercise, fitness and health submitted by the Drexel community to one of the Recreation Center’s fitness experts.
Researchers from Drexel University studied the relationship between disordered eating and sexuality among adolescents and young adults.

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new study from Drexel University.
Chart shows HIV engagement during pregnancy and for two years postpartum. 92% of women received HIV care during pregnancy. 51% had viral suppression at delivery. 38% received HIV care within 3 months after delivery.

Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance, according to a pair of new studies led by Drexel and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Drexel students in the College of Medicine receive their first white coats as part of an annual ceremony.

Class of 2019 Receive First White Coats

The College of Medicine’s newest class of medical students recently took part in the time-honored tradition of receiving their very first white coats.
A doctor speaking with an older patient.

The 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Empathy

When it comes down to it, empathy is one of a doctor’s most important tools, and Drexel’s College of Medicine places a special importance on teaching it to medical students.
brain images show reduced cortical surface area and increased cortical thickness in Down Syndrome

Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome

The thickness of the brain’s cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome, according to a new study led by a Drexel psychologist.

The group of Drexel nursing practice doctoral students who participated in a study abroad program in Canada.

Due North: Drexel Students Learn Nuances of Canadian Health Care

A collection of Drexel students studying for their doctorates in nursing practice took a trip up north to better understand the differences between Canada’s and the United States’ health-care systems.
The crowd at Drexel's annual Food Day.

In Photos: The Best of A Healthier U 2014–15

As this school year winds down, take a look at some of the biggest highlights of Drexel’s University-wide health and wellness program since last fall.
What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Report: 1 in 3 Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Autism doesn't end at adulthood — yet most public awareness, public policy and research on autism focus on children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers questions about the experiences and outcomes of young adults on the spectrum.
Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121

Do Health Awareness Days Actually Promote Health?

Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced,in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

Mapping Language in the Brain

Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.