With all of the attention in the past year focused on contaminated city water across the country, it’s become clear that water safety is not something we can take for granted. But there are still gaps in our understanding of how drinking water becomes contaminated, and in how to ensure access to clean water. Heather Murphy, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is developing innovative ways to address those issues—at home and far abroad.
Mark Salzer, professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, finds that faculty with mental health issues often do not ask for reasonable accommodations.
In the United States, no population is at greater risk of HIV infection than African-American men who have sex with men (MSM): the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that if current rates continue, 1 in 2 men in this group will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. At Temple’s School of Social Work, researchers are working to reduce that staggering statistic by rethinking the very terms that scientists use to describe this population.
Since 2006, Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) has hosted internationally recognized researchers collaborating across disciplines in search of solutions to the growing epidemic of obesity. On October 14, CORE took that commitment a step further by hosting Temple’s first Obesity Research Day.
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.
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?”
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.