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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.

Kiosks like those set to be installed at two Drexel buildings to screen for mental health issues in use.

A 'Check-Up from the Neck Up' — Mental Health Screening Kiosks at Drexel

In an attempt to reach more populations that may suffer difficulties with mental health but don't always seek treatment, kiosks that screen for different types of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder are coming to Drexel soon.
Personal trainers from the Drexel Recreation Center, from left, Chris Campli, Joe Giandonato and Chris Lee.

Get Fit in 2015 with Personal Trainers from the Rec Center

Drexel’s Recreation Center employs an eclectic team of personal trainers to help students, faculty or staff work off a few extra pounds, cope with disability, prepare for a competition or just keep a New Year's resolution.
Alex Krengel and Guram Gotsadze outside the Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi.

Student Travels to Nation of Georgia to Study Health Systems

A Drexel student working toward his master’s degree in public health traveled to Georgia for the winter break to help create the groundwork for a new method of teaching new systems to public health practitioners.
Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
A turkey, carrots, cranberries and other side dishes are placed on a table for a holiday meal.

Top Tips for Holiday Cooking and Eating

Drexel experts in nutrition sciences, culinary arts, hospitality and food science are available this season to offer their expert advice on making your celebratory cuisine tasty, warm, healthy or a combination of all three.
Maps show the prevalence of diabetes in Philadelphia zip codes in 2002 and 2010.

Study Maps How City Neighborhoods Affect Diabetes Risk

A new Drexel study published this month in the journal Advances in Preventive Medicine adds new insight into the role of the physical and social environment on the risk of diabetes, zip code by zip code throughout Philadelphia.
An emergency responder exits an ambulance

From Big-Data Injury Prevention to Mapping Travel for Prenatal Care: Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.
Map of Pennsylvania with counties shaded to show number of individuals with autism receiving services in each county

Pennsylvania Autism Census Highlights Dramatic Increase in Numbers

Lead by a Drexel researcher, the study showed that the estimated number of individuals with autism receiving services almost tripled since the last look into the disorder five years ago.