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

Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?
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Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?

For current and former members of the military who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the central difficulties of the disorder is the ability to manage, or down-regulate, their negative emotions. Among other symptoms, people with PTSD are prone to being triggered by stimuli in their environments that remind them of past traumatic events, … Continue reading

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research
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Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate. In fact, the study, which was titled “Neighborhood Poverty, Urban Residence, Race/Ethnicity, and Asthma: Rethinking the Inner-city Asthma Epidemic,” found that, although the prevalence of asthma is … Continue reading

Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?
Arts & Culture / Health & Medicine

Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?

Actress Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her starring role in the drama “Still Alice” at the 87th Academy Awards last night, but did the movie accurately depict early-onset dementia? Actor Eddie Redmayne also received one of the coveted gold statues, but was his portrayal of Stephen Hawking’s neurological disorder scientifically defensible in the biopic … Continue reading

Do the Best Supplements Grow on Bushes? Nutrition Expert Recommends Four Functional Foods for Fitness
Experts / Health & Medicine

Do the Best Supplements Grow on Bushes? Nutrition Expert Recommends Four Functional Foods for Fitness

This time of year, it seems everyone is refocusing on healthy eating and fitness in a furor of New Year’s goals. And some are looking for the fast track in the form of so-called “super foods.” According to Stella Volpe, PhD, who heads the nutrition sciences department at Drexel and is a nationally recognized expert … Continue reading

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