News & Events
Fall Health Fair at Liberty Place
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Fall Health Fair will take place in the Rotunda at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street. Free health screenings include blood pressure, vision, and skin cancer (face and arms only). Doctors and staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
Susie's Cause - Free Outreach Health Festival
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102
The purpose of the festival is to educate the general public about colon cancer, break the silence associated with the disease, show people how to reduce their risk, and promote overall healthy living. Download Event Flier [PDF]
Drexel Medicine in the Media
"Why Do College Kids Think a Backpack Can Save a Drunk Friend's Life?"
Ralph Riviello, MD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Sept. 21 NBCPhiladelphia.com story about whether placing a backpack on an intoxicated person can prevent asphyxiation.
"Study: Stomach Bacteria May Affect Success Of Weight Loss"
Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, was interviewed during a Sept. 19 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about a Danish study that found a link between certain types of gut bacteria and weight loss.
"FDA Approves Solosec for Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis"
Paul Nyirjesy, MD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Sept. 18 MD Magazine story about the FDA approval of a new drug to treat bacterial vaginosis.
"How fentanyl is complicating the opioid crisis"
David Vearrier, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Philly Voice story about the dangers of fentanyl and how the drug is complicating the opioid crisis. (May 25, 2017)
"MNT in Cystic Fibrosis Care"
Zachari Breeding, a dietician in the College of Medicine’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, was quoted in the April issue of Today’s Dietician magazine in a story about how nutrition can boost quality of life for cystic fibrosis patients. (April 2017)
"As Congress mulls AHCA, woman with CF wonders if it's safe to get married"
Michael J. Stephen, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, authored an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer about how his patient with cystic fibrosis could lose stable and adequate health insurance coverage if the proposed American Health Care Act becomes law.
philly.com (March 23, 2017)
"8 Foods to Eat During an Ulcerative Colitis Flare"
Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in two February Everyday Health stories about what to eat during an ulcerative colitis flare and the connection between Crohn’s disease and arthritis.
everydayhealth.com (February 2017)
Drexel Medicine News
"Drexel Medicine Physicians Named 2017 "Top Docs" by Philadelphia Magazine"
Philadelphia magazine recently published its annual list of the region's "Top Doctors." The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May issue of the magazine.
(April 26, 2017)
"Q&A: Why Are More Young People Getting Colon Cancer?"
David Stein, MD, chair of the Division of Colorectal Surgery in the College of Medicine, weighed in on what might be causing colon and rectal cancers in patients in their twenties and thirties, and how to recognize these diseases.
Drexel News Blog (March 8, 2017)
"Eat Crapsules: Researchers Probe the Power of Poop"
Once viewed by many physicians as a controversial treatment, fecal transplantation (though it is still classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as “investigational”) is an effective method to treat a nasty — and sometimes deadly — infection called Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Doctors perform the procedure by collecting stool from a tested donor and pumping it into an infected patient, typically via colonoscopy.
Drexel News Blog (December 5, 2016)
"Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays"
It's that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we've sifted through the University's stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one.
(December 1, 2016)
"NIH Funds Clinical Trial to Test Device That Heals Wounds With Ultrasound"
The battery-powered applicator — as small and light as a watch — is the first portable and potentially wearable device to heal wounds with low-frequency ultrasound.
(November 29, 2016)
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