Diabetes is much more than just having to avoid certain foods. The risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease, among many other issues, are all much higher for diabetic people. Like most diseases in […]
Month: September 2017
Media Watch: Child Hunger Rates Triple in North Philadelphia for Children With Working Parents
National-level numbers can sometimes be deceiving, it seems. Although hunger appears to be declining across the country, research by Mariana Chilton and her team found that hunger among North Philadelphia’s children with working parents has […]
Q+A: Are the Earthquakes in Mexico Related?
Can one earthquake beget another? In just 11 days, two severe earthquakes have struck Mexico. The first occurred off the country’s coast near the state of Chiapas Sept. 8, registering at a magnitude 8.1. The […]
Quick Take: New Graham-Cassidy Health Bill is Partisan, Not Public Health
“The Graham-Cassidy bill completely abandons Republicans’ longstanding promise to replace Obamacare. It is repeal only, and would leave tens of millions of Americans with no health insurance and no hope of getting it. All of […]
A Handshake in a Backpack — Drexel Freshmen Among First to Try Out Programmable Packs
In the midst of moving in, meeting new roommates and exploring campus, Drexel freshmen will find a new way to connect with one another as they begin their college experience this year: socializing via backpack. […]
Moms and Dads Should be Given Equal Leave to Bond with Their Newborn
In an opinion piece published in the Sept. 10 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Natalie Pedersen, PhD, assistant professor of legal studies in Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, wrote about the struggles companies face […]
Q+A: After The Hack, Is Equifax’s ‘Damage Control’ Ethical?
Last week the credit reporting company Equifax was hacked in what is reportedly one of the largest leaks of personal information to date. More than 143 million accounts were compromised, which in some cases meant […]
Media Watch: Could Design Decisions Plaguing Houston Also Cause Persistent Flooding in Parts of Philly?
Could Philadelphia one day experience catastrophic flooding like Houston’s? Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of EngineeringMed who studies how cities can be better designed to withstand environmental challenges, including those associated with […]
Media Watch: Drexel College of Medicine Among Top 10 Medical Schools With the Most Applicants
With 11,532 applicants for the 2016-17 school year, Drexel University College of Medicine is among the top 10 most popular schools in the country for prospective students and first in the Philadelphia region, as reported […]