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All In The News tagged "health"

Restaurants' nutrition labels: How big an impact?

Dr. Amy Auchincloss, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on July 21 about her research into the impact of fast food restaurants posting calorie counts on their menus.

Can my company help pay for the insurance of my choice?

Dr. Robert Field, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law and the School of Public Health, authored a blog post for Philly.com’s health section on July 14 about how the Affordable Care Act could affect the health insurance people receive through their employers.

Drexel researcher says hospital discharge data offers powerful clues for patient safety

Dr. Jennifer Taylor, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org story on July 12 about using hospital discharge data for patient safety surveillance.

Drexel College of Medicine Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Free skin cancer screenings provided at Drexel’s Convenient Care Center were mentioned in a KYW-TV (CBS-3) broadcast on July 11. Dr. Christina Chung, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted. The story also appeared on WPVI-TV (6-abc) and KYW Newsradio.

Health law campaign to make a play for sports fans

Robert Field, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law and School of Public Health, was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story on June 25 about U.S. sports leagues spreading the word about the new health care act.

UPDATE 4-Hospital chain Tenet to buy Vanguard Health for $1.73 bln

Tenet Healthcare Corp, which owns Hahnemann Hospital, was featured in a June 24 Reuters articled for buying smaller rival Vanguard Health Systems Inc for $1.73 billion.


Neighborhood Food Options Could Influence Obesity Risk

Research into the effects of neighborhood features on health and obesity led by Dr. Amy Auchincloss, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was featured in a Huffington Post article on June 6.

App that identifies recipes by vitamin content, gaming dishes by taste and health among codeathon winners

Graduate student Abhiroop Das and undergraduate Mayank Gureja were quoted in an April 8 MedCity News story about the iSchool hosting the Philly Health Codefest over the weekend. Drexel students Dias Gotama, Ayush SobtiAnthony Hurst and Matthew Coppola were also mentioned in the story.

Philadelphia Blogger Says US Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men Is Antiquated

Erica Cohen, a student in the Earle Mack School of Law, was interviewed by KYW Newsradio 1060-AM on April 5 about whether or not gay men should be able to donate blood.

Study on the link between brains and personal health

Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on WTXF-TV (FOX-29) on April 1 about a study he’s working on to determine whether people’s brains are preset to a certain weight no matter how much they diet and exercise.

N.J. man lobbies for privacy rule changes after son's overdose

Dr. Robert Field, a professor in the School of Public Health and Earle Mack School of Law, was quoted in a story on WHYY-FM and Newsworks.org on March 29 about a challenge to healthcare privacy laws.

2013 Biomedical and Health Science College Rankings in U.S.


Drexel appeared in 113th place in U.S. College Rankings’  May 11 list of the top biomedical and health science colleges in the United States.