Philadelphia Region Ranks 22nd Among Nation’s Fittest Cities
Experts / Health & Medicine

Philadelphia Region Ranks 22nd Among Nation’s Fittest Cities

How is Philadelphia doing compared to other major U.S. cities when it comes to personal fitness? According to new rankings released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the greater Philadelphia region is in the middle of the pack—but its trajectory over the last several years is moving in the right direction overall. The … Continue reading

Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections
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Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections

By Kim Menard New research shows that premature death among racial groups translates into political inequities. To change racial health inequalities, voting is a critical step to influence the political process. Drexel School of Public Health assistant professor Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, advises that it’s important to maximize political participation among those able to … Continue reading

Quick Take: Dov Jaron, A Pioneer of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel
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Quick Take: Dov Jaron, A Pioneer of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel

“I think that you learn a great deal from what other people do and you come up with ideas you never thought could be applicable to your own specialty.” – Dov Jaron, PhD, (IEEE Xplore, Feb. 2015) Dov Jaron, PhD, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and … Continue reading

Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health
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Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health

“Does your child point with one finger to show you something interesting, such as an airplane in the sky, or a big truck in the road?” An array of questions like this one, asked by a pediatrician or other professional to parents of toddlers, makes up one of the best standardized measures that can detect … Continue reading

Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress
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Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress

Today, the U.S. Congress Education and the Workforce Committee is holding its long-awaited first hearing on reauthorizing child nutrition programs. Such programs support the approximately one in five U.S. households with children who live with food insecurity, helping guarantee children receive adequate nutrition even if their families are struggling to get by, making impossible trade-offs … Continue reading