Seven Things to Know about the Global Spread of Asbestos
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Seven Things to Know about the Global Spread of Asbestos

Asbestos. It isn’t just a word that sends a chill to homeowners renovating old buildings; it’s a naturally occurring mineral in widespread commercial and industrial use that still poses a public health hazard today. It’s still a big industry with big implications. Here’s a look at seven major things to know about asbestos, based on … Continue reading

Hot Tips! Five Things to Know about Temperature and Food Safety this Holiday Season
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Hot Tips! Five Things to Know about Temperature and Food Safety this Holiday Season

As the temperature drops outside and things heat up in the kitchen, it’s important to consider safe food handling as part of your holiday baking protocol and other celebratory preparations. Keeping your friends and family safe from food poisoning is a good way to ensure that your festivities are memorable for the right reasons. We … Continue reading

Five Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Therapist
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Five Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Therapist

Seeking care for behavioral health concerns, whether for yourself or your child, can itself cause some stress – especially if you don’t know what to look for in a therapist, or if your insurance coverage for mental health is limited or nonexistent. Here to help is Jennifer Schwartz, PhD, director of Drexel’s new Psychological Services … Continue reading

Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov Roll-Out: One Year Later
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Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov Roll-Out: One Year Later

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the controversial launch of HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance marketplace, and the beginning of enrollment in Obamacare. So how are the embattled health care law and its website faring one year later? According to nationally recognized health law expert Robert Field, PhD, a professor at Drexel University’s Kline … Continue reading

“Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data
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“Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data

Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service released its annual report on food security in the United States. In 2013, more than 49 million people in the U.S., including more than 16 million children, were living in food insecure households, meaning that they did not have access to enough food for … Continue reading

A Pitch-Perfect Test For Bacterial Infection
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A Pitch-Perfect Test For Bacterial Infection

A pair of Drexel engineers is developing a new sensor that can detect one of the most challenging hospital-acquired infections easily, early and without expensive equipment. Wan and Wei-Heng Shih, professors in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, respectively, are using their expertise in piezoelectric sensor technology to … Continue reading

Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs
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Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs

A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics put a price tag on the services for individuals with autism across their lifespan: from $1.4 million for those without intellectual disability to $2.4 million for those with both autism and intellectual disability. Those numbers are staggeringly large. But Drexel researchers Paul Shattuck, PhD … Continue reading