Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month
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Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month

Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year. The University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, focused on a public health science approach to autism, continues to grow and add expertise in critical areas including life course outcomes and employment for adults … Continue reading

How a Web-Based Questionnaire Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide
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How a Web-Based Questionnaire Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Getting teenagers to talk about what’s bothering them isn’t always easy. But with new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending depression screening for adolescents (ages 11-21) during their annual physical, getting teens talking at the doctor’s office is a must. Drexel’s Guy Diamond, PhD, is ahead of the curve in developing and disseminating … Continue reading

Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
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Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

With the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, approaching on Feb. 7, Drexel University experts are available to assist the news media with its coverage of the following topics: Homeland Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Scott White, PhD, is a professor of homeland security and security management in Drexel’s College of Computing … Continue reading

Participation in Ending Poverty – from Those Who’ve Lived It
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Participation in Ending Poverty – from Those Who’ve Lived It

“No social movement has ever succeeded without the people involved being part of it,” Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger commented to the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. He was talking about the significance of Witnesses to Hunger, a program at the Drexel University School of Public Health that celebrated … Continue reading

2,000 Calories Per Day are All You Need: A Closer Look at Restaurant Menu Labeling Research
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2,000 Calories Per Day are All You Need: A Closer Look at Restaurant Menu Labeling Research

Are you reading the fine print? Skipping it could be a bad idea for your health, especially in Philadelphia and other areas where that fine print contains important information: The city’s chain restaurants are required to post information about calories, fat and other nutrients on their menus. A new study published by a team led … Continue reading

Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?
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Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?

  The Affordable Care Act, more widely known as Obamacare, has sparked heated debates across the country and was the focal point of the first government shutdown in almost two decades. Drexel professor Dr. Michael Howley, an associate clinical professor of marketing at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, recently shared his thoughts about health care … Continue reading

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Expert Available: Protecting Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in the U.S.

It’s one of the worst crimes imaginable, with potential lifelong physical, social and psychological harm to its victims: The commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children, in the form of coerced child prostitution and similar abuses. It’s still all too common in the United States and abroad. Victims of this abuse are everywhere, and … Continue reading

How a Health Historian Became a Comedy Headliner
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How a Health Historian Became a Comedy Headliner

Sometimes comedy is all about the timing: The Yellow Fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793 was absolutely not funny at the time when it left 5000 Philadelphians dead. “But more than 200 years later, we can laugh at the ridiculous treatments that heaped even more misery upon the epidemic,” said Dr. Michael Yudell, … Continue reading

Child Hunger Expert Dr. Mariana Chilton Comments on Food Insecurity in the U.S.
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Child Hunger Expert Dr. Mariana Chilton Comments on Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service released the annual report on food insecurity in the United States.  They report that 17.6 million households, or 14.5 percent, were food insecure in 2012.  (“Food insecurity” refers to not having access to enough food for an active and healthy life.) Dr. Mariana Chilton, … Continue reading