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Bias and Discrimination Keep Women With Higher Body Weights Away from the Doctor- Drexel Study

The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found in a Drexel University study to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher body weights.
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After Tax, Philadelphians 40 Percent Less Likely to Drink Soda Every Day

The first study to look at what Philadelphians actually drank instead of sales at local stores since the city's "Soda Tax" came into play, the study found that residents stopped drinking soda every day at a significant rate.
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Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2018

Check out what Drexel University faculty and staff accomplished during the winter term.
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Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.

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Mayors’ Political Leanings Strongly Influence Thoughts on City Health Policy Effectiveness

A new Drexel University study found that cities’ lead decision-makers view how effective municipal policies are at reducing health disparities differently based on their social ideologies.
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Food Insecurity Screening Works. We Just Need to Fix Social Stigma and the Referral Process

Screening for food insecurity is effective, a Drexel study found, but red tape and fears of being declared unfit parents often keep help from coming.
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Dornsife School of Public Health Wins Inaugural Harrison Spencer Community Service Award

The award recognizes the Dornsife School of Public Health for its extensive work in Philadelphia.
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Donuts to Go from the EAT Café for Fat Tuesday

The EAT Café is offering two traditional Fat Tuesday donuts, fasnachts and calas, as a fundraiser to support its mission.
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Eagles Autism Challenge: Passion for Helping Fuels Drexel Staff Member’s Participation

Biking in the Eagles Autism Challenge is just the latest step in a lifetime of helping the neurodiverse for the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Jackie Abrams.
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Trauma Support for Welfare Recipients Helps Them Earn More, Study Shows

Research shows that addressing Welfare recipients’ past and current trauma help them earn more at their jobs — providing hope for an exit from the program.
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Drinking, DUI Crashes Down Among Pennsylvania Youth, State Workgroup Says

The Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup released a brief that shows drinking is down in the state’s youth, but the information it presents could serve as a baseline as liquor licensing laws are relaxed.
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Restaurant, Bar Smoking Bans Impact Smoking Behaviors, Especially for the Highly Educated

Smoking bans in restaurants and bars are especially effective among those with college degrees, but also were associated with higher quit attempts by people with low incomes, according to a new Drexel University study.