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All In The News tagged "health"

Medical Students use a Robotic Butt Called Patrick to get to Grips with the Prostate

Drexel was mentioned in a May 27 Metro (UK) post for its part in creating a robotic feedback tool that assists medical students in practicing proctology examinations.

Well Being: Drexel Clinic Helps Runners by Making Gait Assessments

Stories in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 22 and Philadelphia magazine’s “Be Well Philly” blog on Feb. 20 featured the running assessment services provided by the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions to help runners improve their form to prevent injury or improve performance. Robert Maschi, DPT, an assistant clinical professor, and Kevin Gard, DPT, a clinical professor, were quoted.

As diabetes rates rise in Philly, researchers work on detecting those at risk

Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, an associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health, and Ana Núñez, MD, a professor and associate dean for urban health equity, education and research in the College of Medicine, were interviewed for a story on WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org on Nov. 16 about their research on rising diabetes rates and diabetes prevention in Philadelphia.

Paleo Eating, Out of the Cave

Vicki Schwartz, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Nov. 13 about paleo diets. Schwartz was also quoted in a Deseret News story on Nov. 8 about gluten-free foods.

How Drexel and the IBC Foundation are Fighting Childhood Obesity

Stella Volpe, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Abby Duffine Gillman, a project manager in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, co-authored a post on the Philly.com “Healthy Kids” blog on Nov. 13 about their research on the Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s Healthy Futures Initiative. The project aims to reduce obesity in children in Philadelphia schools.

Suicide Death of Robin Williams Brings Attention to ‘Lewy Body Dementia’

Carol Lippa, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Nov. 12 KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) segment on Lewy Body Dementia in response to a report that suggests Robin Williams may have suffered from the disease.

Nine in 10 Providers Pursuing Telemedicine, Despite Hurdles

Drexel’s partnership with The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation was mentioned in a Nov. 11 Politico article.

Thousands walk to back the fight against Alzheimer's

Carol Lippa, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Nov. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising event.

Why women are more affected by Runner’s Knee

Ellen Casey, MD, a faculty member in the College of Medicine, authored an Oct. 16 Philly.com post about why women are more affected by runner’s knee.

Private Matters: Solutions to Common Gyno Problems

Paul Nyirjesy, MD, a professor and director of the Drexel Vaginitis Center in the College of Medicine, was quoted in an Oct. 16 Fitness magazine post about common solutions to gynecological problems.

A Common-Sense Approach to Fighting In-Flight Germs

Garth Ehrlich, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in an Oct. 13 New York Times article about fighting in-flight germs.

Meet a Health Hero: Patty Gerrity

Patricia Gerrity, PhD, a professor and associate dean for community programs and director of 11th Street Family Health Services in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in a story on Philadelphia Magazine’s “Be Well Philly” blog about her work in health that has led to her nomination as a “Health Hero” semifinalist.