No one wants to talk about death. But when a loved one is faced with old age or a serious illness, there are choices that need to be made. How does the patient feel about […]
Author: Lauren Ingeno
From Cupping to Therapy Dogs: How Olympians Are Healing Their Muscles and Minds
If you’ve tuned into the Olympics (or the Internet) at all this week, it was tough to miss the giant reddish-brown spots dotted across the back of gold medalist (and secret Sith Lord) Michael Phelps. […]
Q+A: Alzheimer’s Disease, Opioids and the 2016 Election
With the Democratic National Convention upon Philadelphia, media organizations are hosting events throughout the city to put experts and thought leaders in the same room with lawmakers and journalists. Health care is a hot issue […]
Q+A: Preventing Mother-to-Baby HIV Transmission
The National Institutes of Health released findings this week that said HIV therapy for breastfeeding mothers can virtually eliminate transmission to their babies, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. […]
Q+A: How Can You Stay Healthy in the Heat?
As Philadelphia heads into another day of high temperatures, the National Weather Service has declared an “excessive heat warning” in the region until 6 p.m. tonight. Health experts warn that extreme heat is more than […]
Inside Drexel’s Morgue for Failed Joint Implants
Like coroners investigating a suspicious death, the biomedical engineers at Drexel’s Implant Research Center carefully pour over each palm-sized ball, cylinder and screw that is delivered to 3401 Market Street. Their job is to […]
An Ophthalmologist’s View: Early TV Viewing May Be Linked to Autism
A rising number of children’s videos and television channels have created an abundance of viewing opportunities for babies and toddlers over the last 25 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics has since recommended no screen […]
Hey Dudes, Get to the Doctor!
What’s the best gift you can give your dad this Father’s Day? Schedule his next doctor’s appointment. There are plenty of excuses people make to avoid the doctor’s office — they don’t have time, they […]
Beer and Big Ideas at Philly’s Pint of Science Festival
No PhD? No problem. Over some cold brews this week, Drexel University scientists will be chatting about their research in language understandable to even those who struggled through high school biology. Pint of Science is […]
Q+A: Can Youth Sports Transform a City?
Drexel’s second annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference kicks off Monday, May 16, with an opening reception and appearance from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. There, the mayor will be announcing the new executive director of the Philadelphia […]