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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.

Drexel Nutrition Experts Available to Comment During National Nutrition Month

Stella Volpe

Q&A with Dr. Stella Volpe: Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Drexel's Dr. Stella Volpe's work focuses on changing one's environment to encourage healthy eating and exercise habits, which made her the perfect source for some DrexelNow tips on how to maintain—or even improve—health during the holidays.

Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

Eugenia Victoria Ellis

What I'm Reading: Eugenia Victoria Ellis

Drexel's Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis has a lot on her plate—but only in the academic sense. She recently took time to chat with DrexelNow about what she’s reading in her spare time—a book called The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf.

Dr. Michael Lowe

What I'm Reading: Dr. Michael Lowe

Dr. Michael Lowe studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, eating disorders and social cognition. He is currently reading Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker.

Drexel Named Among Healthiest Employers

Drexel University received a Healthiest Employers Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal for the second year in a row. The University is the only higher education institution to receive the award.

Do Women with Bulimia Have Both an Eating Disorder and a Weight Disorder?

Researchers at Drexel University have found that a majority of women with bulimia nervosa reach their highest-ever body weight after developing their eating disorder, despite the fact that the development of the illness is characterized by significant weight loss.