For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

tags

All News tagged "health"

Pandemic in PA's Prisons

New Report: Pandemic in PA’s Prisons Warns of a Looming Public Health Crisis

The spread of the virus in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities is particularly likely and dangerous due to a confluence of systemic factors, which are documented in a recently released report, from legal scholars in the Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel University and the Amistad Law Project, titled Pandemic in PA’s Prisons.
autoimmune

‘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.
Coronavirus

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.

hands being washed with soap and water

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.

Vaccine map

Lawmakers Want to Loosen Vaccine Requirements, But Legal Barriers Persist

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.
Roberta Waite

11th Street Health Center Welcomes New Director

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has appointed Roberta Waite as the new executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center.

kidney transplant

How Medicaid Expansion Changed the Kidney Transplant Waitlist 

A new study from Drexel researchers suggests that Medicaid expansion may have helped to curb racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic kidney disease care.
Laura Sherbondy and Paul Furtaw coordinated Drexel's first Fresh Check Day

Inaugural Fresh Check Day to Shed Light, Spark Action Around Student Mental Health

Staff coordinators aim to remind students to refuel, recharge and engage with classmates to safeguard their psychological well-being.
photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It
 

A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.

The Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship recipients alongside Drexel President John Fry. Photo by Mark Makela

From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar

The Eagles Fly for Leukemia organization offers full-tuition scholarships to Drexel University to outstanding students who have survived pediatric cancer. For the recipients, it’s an unrivaled opportunity.
Drexel medical students in the simulation lab.

An Online Resource for Professionalism in Medicine

Developed by Drexel faculty, ProfessionalFormation.org (PFO) is an online resource for professionalism learning, assessment, remediation and research in clinical education.

Drexel University College of Medicine student Hong De Sa running a 100-mile race

Life Lessons From a Drexel Med Student’s 100-Mile Race

Hong De Sa, a fourth-year medical student in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, ran a 100-mile race this summer and still went to work the next day. Along the way, she learned that there’s always more gas in the tank to overcome a challenge.