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How Drexel’s Pilates Director Was At Work 10 Days After Giving Birth

Just 10 days after giving birth to a baby girl, dancer and Pilates instructor Jennifer Morley took on a full-time position as director of the Drexel Pilates Program and assistant teaching professor of dance. How did she do it? Her own Pilates exercises were the key, she said.
Drexel hospitality management student Matt Sandrowski shows a classmate how to make his mother’s carrot cake recipe

Drexel Students and Neighborhood Residents Work Side-by-Side to Keep Local Culinary Traditions Alive

A new class, called “Local Culinary Traditions,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management aims to keep family food traditions – and the stories behind them – alive. Funded by a $50,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the class is intended to document culinary traditions in the West Philadelphia community and to teach people how to make those homemade dishes healthier.

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Four years after suicide attempt, Drexel student works to erase mental-health stigma

Drew Bergman knows that you’re wearing an invisible backpack right now. And so is the person next to you or across from you, and so are your friends and family.

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Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. Marina Gershkovich may have a solution to that problem.

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Beyond the 'Winter Blues': Five Things to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

For some people, the short, dark and cold days of winter can bring depression that goes beyond the "winter blues" and can strongly disrupt everyday life. But the good news is that treatment is out there.

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Student-Made 'Healthy Selections' App Provides Guide to Healthy Eating On Campus

Out on campus and looking for something healthy to eat? Turn to "Healthy Selections," a student-designed app that provides a guide to health-conscious dining on Drexel's University City Campus.

11th Street Family Health Services Cooks Up A Recipe for Healthy Living with the Walmart Foundation

Nutrition and fitness opportunities at the 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) have never been better, thanks to a recent $100,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation. The 11th Street community and Drexel marked their appreciation today by unveiling a special plaque dedicated to Walmart and inviting guests and patients to join a healthy cooking class.
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Q&A With Jennifer Britton: Dornsife Center Partners With PSPCA

Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was established to be a liaison between the local community and the University. But Drexel knows the city can’t only accommodate for humans—it must remember Philadelphia’s furry friends. 

A family walks in an urban neighborhood, Powelton Village, near Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Neighborhood Features Could Prevent Obesity

Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a longitudinal study recently published in the journal Obesity. The multi-city, multi-ethnic study was led by Dr. Amy Auchincloss in the Drexel University School of Public Health.

Painting a mural at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, with the Porch Light Program

Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Takes Health and Wellness Outside

The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) in an event called Painting a Healthy City, part of a series that aims to promote health and well-being across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement and health resources.

Drexel Nutrition Experts Available to Comment During National Nutrition Month