Where do we look for solutions to tomorrow’s public health challenges? The answers may start with public health degree programs.
Join a panel of experts on African American arts and social action for this year’s Kelch Memorial Lecture on October 27. The lecture—“Art in Action: Voices from the Colored Girls Museum”—will take place on October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall.
Guest speakers will be discussing the art and activism of the Colored Girls Museum, which is located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and describes itself as “a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls.”
With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures for the body, an important question has arisen: Do these procedures have long-term benefits—and if so, what are they? In a literature review recently published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, researchers from the College of Public Health examined this question in regards to body contouring surgeries. What they discovered sheds light on these procedures’ potential impact on body image—as well as their limitations—and may help cosmetic surgeons treat patients more effectively.
“There are not problems in the community that we can’t solve. There are problems we don’t yet know how to solve. The hard part of our job is figuring out how, and it’s the part of our job that we absolutely have to do.”
Incidence of new HIV cases is decreasing steadily in the United States—but not for everyone. “The HIV epidemic continues to disproportionately impact sexual and gender minority Hispanics/Latinos,” says Omar Martinez, assistant professor of social work at Temple University’s School of Social Work. In fact, the CDC estimates that if current trends continue, 1 in 4 Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.
Today’s healthcare providers have an incredible array of tools and techniques to help their patients. But often they forget that one of the most powerful aspects of providing high-quality medical care is simply asking the patient: “What do you want?”
If you stutter more, you’ll be fine. Imagine telling a 12-year-old that.
“It’s a tough sell,” says Kim Sabourin, an instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who founded Speak Now, a one-week summer camp for children and adolescents who stutter. But here, that’s exactly what they learn: that allowing themselves to stutter can be a good thing. That they can be successful later in life. And that it’s okay to stutter.
Does losing sleep make kids watch more TV? Does it make them overweight? A new study reported in Pediatric Obesity untangles the complex links between sleep, waking hours, inactivity, and obesity. And they aren’t quite as cut and dry as you might imagine.