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Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson

Which Natural Experiments Reduce Obesity?

Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds.

Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Risk of Eating Disorders

A group of researchers at Drexel University suggest that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.
A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0

Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals

In Philadelphia, Healing Hurt People, a Drexel trauma-informed, hospital-based violence intervention program is expanding at a city-wide level to widen the opportunity of preventing future injuries as a result of violence instead of just treating them.
Wan Shih, PhD, a biomedical engineering professor recently granted a fellowship in the National Academy of Inventors

Curiosity Fuels Drexel Professor’s Prolific Inventing

Professor Wan Shih’s curiosity has turned into a prolific inventing career in which almost 30 patents are attached to her name, resulting in a fellowship with the National Academy of Inventors.
Participants in last year's Indoor Triathlon/Duathlon during the cycling portion.

Drexel Holding 3rd Annual Indoor Triathlon/Duathlon

You don’t have to be outside to run, bike or swim. For the third year in a row, Drexel will hold a triathlon/duathlon inside the Recreation Center and registration is open now.
A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
"The hunger, the pain, the depression -- it always comes back. It's like a bird nesting in your head." - study participant Claudia

Children's Hunger Born From Mothers' Trauma

A new Drexel public health study shows that trauma and chronic stress are a largely overlooked part of the picture of why one in five American households with young children live with food insecurity.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
Scott Lind, MD, center in black suit, with Morton Perlman's family and the TraumaMan training mannequin named for him.

Training Mannequin Named in Honor of Surgery Professor

While it’s common to see buildings named in memory of past University figures, Morton H. Perlman’s name will live on in a very unique way: through a mannequin used to teach trauma situations to aspiring doctors.
Ask a Physician: Ana Núñez, MD.

Ask a Physician: How Super is Your Food?

A Drexel physician tells you what you might want to keep in mind about superfoods and gives tips for preparing them to suit anyone's palate. 
The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Runners Get a Step Ahead at Drexel

Drexel now offers a suite of physical therapy and other health services to help runners prevent injury or step up their performance, in addition to recovering from injuries.
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Teens Abusing Prescription Pills Are A Growing Concern, Drexel Researchers Say

Parents and physicians still aren’t doing enough to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.