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‘But You Don’t Look Sick?’ How Broad Categories like Autoimmune Impact Patient Experience  

When your disease is hard to name and doesn’t have visible symptoms, it can be hard for others to understand that you are sick. And, when people don’t know much about your disease, it can be hard to explain it to family and friends.
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Where in the Brain Does Creativity Come from? Evidence from Jazz Musicians

A new brain-imaging study out of Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab sheds light on the controversy on which side of the brain is responsible for creativity by studying the brain of jazz guitarists during improvisation. 

Third-year medical student Edward Guo after collecting PPE supplies. Photo courtesy Estefania Alba-Rodriguez and Kira Smith.

Drexel Collects Coronavirus-related Supplies for Donations

Medical and nursing faculty, staff and students are gathering masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment to donate to hospitals and health care workers.
New Research Reveals Insights into How Fruit Flies Find Food

What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About How Creatures Find Food?

Until now, researchers haven’t yet understood how individual directional cues and search movements are used together to help fruit flies find food. Thanks to a recently published study of fruit flies in PLOS Computational Biology from researchers at Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, researchers now have a way to parse out how different mechanisms are used individually and in conjunction with each other.
Dance, Cook, Listen: Creative Ideas for Health and Well-being

Dance, Cook, Listen: Creative Ideas for Health and Well-being

Members of Drexel's Creative Arts Therapies Department offered tips on how to manage yourself creatively and effectively while in social isolation.
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COVID-19 Q&A With Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD

In this Q&A, the dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health sorts out fact from fiction and shares what experts know so far about the novel coronavirus.

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Heavy Spring Rainfall is Followed by Spikes in Gastrointestinal Illness in Philadelphia

Heavy spring rainfall in Philadelphia may lead to twice the rate of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), such as diarrhea or vomiting, throughout the city, reports a three-year study recently published in PLOS One from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
Nine out of Ten Transgender Adults Do Not Have Their Self-Identified Name and Gender on All Their Identification Documents

Transgender Adults Holding Gender-Affirming IDs Have Better Mental Health

Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver’s license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University.
Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the CNHP event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Drexel Panels Address COVID-19 Best Practices

The College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health hosted discussions on how health care professionals and the general public can be prepared to face the novel coronavirus.
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COVID-19 Q&A with College of Medicine Dean Charles B. Cairns, MD

In this Q&A, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean discussed what is known and unknown about COVID-19, and what sources he's turning to for coronavirus news and updates.
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One Year Into ‘Soda Tax,’ Drexel Researchers Find Law Did Not Affect Consumption of Sweetened Beverages

One year into Philadelphia’s 1.5-cents-per-ounce “soda tax,” new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
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Drexel Named Philadelphia’s First Age-Friendly University

Drexel University joins the worldwide network of Age Friendly Universities focused on creating diverse, inclusive campuses for all ages.
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Drexel Update on the Coronavirus

Drexel is committed to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community. To date, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus on campus or in the local Philadelphia area. The University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak and is following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health. The CDC considers the risk to the American public to be low, although much about this new virus remains unknown.