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.
Would you know what to do if a dirty bomb was detonated in your city? Would you trust disaster response authorities if they told you to stay inside (and not to go out looking for your family)? What is a dirty bomb, anyway?
College of Public Health and College of Liberal Arts researchers selected for pilot funding
Temple University’s College of Public Health (CPH) has announced recipients of pilot grants related to Community Driven Research Day (CDRD), an annual event held this past February.
Today in the U.S., nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney. Another 600,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and live on dialysis—and as rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension rise and the Baby Boomer generation ages, that number is expected to hit 900,000 by 2030.
Two Temple researchers are part of a White House effort to establish a national clearinghouse of educational resources about kidney transplant and living donation. Heather Traino, associate professor in the College of Public Health, and Avrum Gillespie, assistant professor in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, are part of the initiative which will allow patients, living donors, and the interested public to access information that was previously privately-held, and which will help them make informed decisions about kidney transplants and donation.
Philadelphia is poised to make history as the first major city in the country to tax sugar-sweetened beverages. David Sarwer, Associate Dean of Research at the College of Public Health and Director of Temple’s
Kristin Berg, an assistant professor of occupational therapy, remembers the moment well. Early in her career she worked as a mentor for children and teenagers with disabilities, but some of them seemed disengaged no matter what she tried. Was something on their minds? It wasn’t until one teen opened up about being abused—and others began sharing similar experiences—that Berg understood. “I realized that many of these youth had never been asked about abuse,” she says. “I thought I had all the answers, but it turns out I was asking the wrong questions.”