42 posts categorized "Health Living"

02/04/2016

WHYY: Pottstown pioneers a 'walking' school bus

Pottstown's wellness coordinator David Genova has brought in Mary Mitsdarffer MPH'14, PhD'18, a graduate student at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, to see if the walking bus makes a difference in the students' health and academic performance.

Read/listen to the story here WHYY: Pottstown pioneers a 'walking' school bus

01/29/2016

Philly Voice: Philadelphia residents unlikely to contract Zika virus

Zika's genomes are carried by RNA, which is far more susceptible to mutations than DNA, said Stacey Gorski, a biology professor at the University of the Sciences. It's possible Zika has evolved into a more potent virus, she said.

Read more at Philly Voice: Philadelphia residents unlikely to contract Zika virus

NBC 10, 6ABC: USciences Expert Weighs In on Zika Virus

Biology professor Dr. Stacey Gorski was all about Zika virus on Friday, Jan. 29. She taped a segment with 6ABC that aired in the 5 p.m. newscast, then she was live throughout the 4, 5, and 6 p.m. newscasts for NBC10 as well as answering viewers' questions about the Zika virus on social media. Additionally, she was quoted in a number of articles.

See below for details and links.

Watch clips from NBC 10:

4:25:08 PM | 4:34:02 PM | 4:46:59 PM

5:08:09 PM | 5:17:03 PM | 5:33:45 PM | 5:42:15 PM

6:06:06 PM

Watch 6ABC5:04:36 PM

Additionally, she was quoted in a number of articles. See below for details and links:

2100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus: Pregnant women and others all must strictly follow the travel ban in highly risky areas - 21 Latin American countries as well as Thailand, Cape Verde and Samoa in the Pacific. Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences.

Peru announces 1st case of Zika: Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences. The Zika virus is associated with causing microcephaly, a birth defect where the infant is born with an abnormally small brain, and in most cases will suffer from some degree of mental retardation. “We don’t know what the real risk is”. 20% of people who become ill might have fever for a maximum of one week, skin rash, conjunctivitis, joint pain and headache.

12/26/2015

Fox 29: Tough Cookie: Chester Pharmacist Makes Difference In Community

Dr. Kristin Ball-Motley, a compliance coordinator and field supervisor with Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, comes from what some only think of as the mean streets of Chester, PA.. She is a pride of Chester High School, but not exactly a "goody two shoes," but not everybody had Kristin’s brain and grand mom, Edwina Bradley. 

Read more/watch the clip at FOX 29: Tough Cookie: Chester Pharmacist Makes Difference In Community

12/06/2015

Philly.com: How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

You're at increased risk for colds and the flu over the holidays, but a few simple measures will help lower your chances of getting sick, said Dr. Stacey Gorski, an assistant professor of biology and an immunology specialist at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Read more at Philly.com: How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

11/23/2015

Philly.com: 5 simple, but important Thanksgiving food safety tips

Pharmacy students Nisha Parikh PharmD'16 and Joseph Roselli PharmD'16 compiled a list of food safety tips to help make your Thanksgiving enjoyable and safe!

Read more at Philly.com: 5 simple, but important Thanksgiving food safety tips

10/13/2015

U.S. News and World Report: Are You Nature-Deprived?

Why does nature have such an impact on our health? It's more than just promoting physical activity, since even dining al fresco can boost your mental health, Zarr says. One theory, known as the biophilia hypothesis, suggests that we have an evolutionary need to be near nature. We need water to drink, ​grassy planes to see our predators and trees to hide in or find food, explains Heidi Freeman​, assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. "It makes sense that we would feel kind of at home or relaxed or safe in these natural environments," she says. 

Read more: U.S. News and World Report: Are You Nature-Deprived?

10/08/2015

KYW Radio: Healthy College Lifestyles Can Help Women Prevent Breast Cancer Decades Later

Breast cancer is rare among college-age women, but lifestyle choices made during those years could be lifesaving far into the future, according to Dr. Isabelle Mercier, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at USciences. Listen to audio clip here.

Read more: KYW Radio: Healthy College Lifestyles Can Help Women Prevent Breast Cancer Decades Later

10/07/2015

BuzzFeed: Top 10 Reasons To Get The Flu Vaccine

Biology professor Dr. Stacey Gorski used her creativity to persuade people to get a flu shot this year. Reminder to the USciences community: Our annual campus-wide flu shot clinic is set for Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the ARC lobby.

Read more: BuzzFeed: Top 10 Reasons To Get The Flu Vaccine

09/30/2015

Pharmacy Times: Choosing an Anticoagulant for Afib

Dr. Sarah Spinler, professor of clinical pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, explains why some patients with atrial fibrillation should be prescribed a new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) instead of warfarin.

Read more: Pharmacy Times: Choosing an Anticoagulant for Afib