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Op-ed: What recent changes to blood pressure guidelines mean for US adults

Last year, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association updated its clinical guidelines for high blood pressure treatment – increasing the number of Americans diagnosed with high blood pressure. Here, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy Gabriel S.

Posted:  February 26, 2018

New study to help kids to healthier snacks and smiles

The most common—and preventable—chronic disease of childhood is dental caries, or tooth decay, and developing healthy nutritional habits is a key to prevention. In a new five-year study, Temple’s College of Public Health, the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and the Monell Chemical Senses Center are joining forces to tackle the challenges of children’s oral health and eating behaviors. 

Posted:  February 22, 2018

Postponed: Dean's Seminar Series brings James Rimmer, director of Lakeshore Foundation, for talk on disability inclusion

Due to unforeseen travel-related circumstances, the March 2 Dean’s Seminar with Dr. James Rimmer has been postponed to a later date. Future event details will be announced once confirmed.

We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you at the next Dean’s Seminar with Dr. Sandro Galea on March 23.

Posted:  February 21, 2018

Q&A: Will the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway venture impact the everyday consumer?

In January, Amazon announced that it will form a company—together with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—to cut healthcare costs for its employees. Though details were sparse, the companies seek to provide “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare” for their 500,000 U.S. staff. Here, Health Services Administration and Policy faculty members Stuart Fine and Thomas Martin discuss the impacts of the Amazon venture on everyday consumers.

Who will be directly impacted by this new venture?

Posted:  February 16, 2018

VIDEO: Audio simulation shows nursing students how mental illness affects patients

For students in the Department of Nursing, a new simulation is providing a firsthand look at how mental illness can affect patients. In a new offering at the Nursing Resource Center, students listen to simulated auditory hallucinations while trying to complete everyday tasks in order to gain empathy for those with schizophrenia.

Posted:  February 13, 2018

Pokhrel questions connection between chlorine and Legionnaire’s in Flint, Michigan

Lok Pokhrel, assistant professor of environmental health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was quoted in Science for an article responding to a recent study suggesting a relationship between the Legionnaire’s epidemic in Flint, Michigan, and the low chlorine levels in the city

Posted:  February 7, 2018

Occupational therapy students, Institute on Disabilities make theater more accessible

When Amy Blumberg, an MFA in directing student in the School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts, was chosen last fall to direct Waiting for Rain for the Temple Theaters MFA Playwriting Rep, it was a fitting choice. She had helped fellow MFA student Mark Costello work on the script over the past few years, so she already knew the play well.

Posted:  February 3, 2018

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