One of the lesser-known downstream consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in screen time among Americans in every age category. Although lots of television watching, social media scrolling, and playing video games may […]
Category: Health & Medicine
Q+A: Can addressing childhood trauma help prevent PTSD among violence victims?
As many communities across the country struggle with rising violence, a team of researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health took a unique approach to better understand the experiences of victims of urban violence […]
Drink a Glass of Milk Before Snacking to Avoid Overindulging
Drexel study finds consuming 8 grams of protein – the amount found in a glass of milk – can reduce overeating of ultra-processed, high sugar and fat foods.
COVID-19 Supply Chain Issues Causing ‘Never-Events’ to Happen in Hospitals
Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, and Kelsey Stasko, of the College Nursing and Health Professions, discuss the global supply chain issues during COVID-19 at a rural children’s hospital.
Q+A: How Parents Can Manage the U.S. Baby Formula Shortage
Beth Leonberg, an associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, discusses how parents can manage the U.S. infant formula shortage.
Q+A: What Factors are Associated with Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates?
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health have researched disparities in testing, vaccination, health care access and other markers of the pandemic response. The latest study, this month in […]
A Not So Sobering Look at Pennsylvania’s Liquor Laws
Although the commonwealth’s laws may be inconvenient for some, the idea of adding inconvenience may help the public’s health, according to new data from researchers at the Urban Health Collaborative at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.
Autism Acceptance Month: Emotional Development Expert
For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Andrea Wieckowski, PhD is an emotional development researcher.
Autism Acceptance Month: Clinical Assessment and Intervention Expert
For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Elisabeth Sheridan, PhD, is a clinical assessment and intervention expert.
NOW THAT TAX DAY HAS PASSED, LET’S PLAN HOW TO BEST USE PUBLIC DOLLARS TO INVEST IN HEALTH
We’ve passed the annual tax-filing deadline, and households across the country have gathered financial papers documenting tax payments — with the ostensible goal of paying our share so the government can provide for the public good. But as the pandemic continues into its third year, it’s reasonable to wonder how those tax dollars are being used to build healthier, more equitable communities — and how we are to know if those programs are working.