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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.

A doctor interacts with a patient while using a laptop computer

How “Psychosocial Vital Signs” in Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Medical Care and Public Health

A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, including Drexel's Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, has released a set of recommendations of 12 social and behavioral measures that should be collected as part of patients’ electronic health records.
Drexel's Parkway Health & Wellness site is located on the second floor of the Three Parkway building at 1601 Cherry Street, adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and LOVE Park in Center City, Philadelphia.

Drexel Opens Parkway Health & Wellness Clinic in Center City

Drexel has opened a 23,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Center City Philadelphia that includes a new, central home for clinical services and research for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Sara Tomaszewski, a clinical instructor for physical therapy at Parkway Health & Wellness, works with a patient in the new 23,000-square-foot space in Center City.

Practice What You Teach: Parkway Health & Wellness

Drexel now has a 23,000-square-foot facility that includes a new, central home for clinical services and research for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The #snap4SNAP campaign beginning Oct. 30 is partly inspired by Witnesses to Hunger, and will celebrate 50 years of food stamps and their success protecting public health.

Campaign Celebrates Food Stamps' Half Century Protecting Public Health

A Drexel research program has spawned a nationwide social media campaign to celebrate the many benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on its 50th anniversary, promoting children's health and supporting working parents.