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Drexel Medicine News

"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)

"5 Things You Didn't Know About Epilepsy"
During Epilepsy Awareness Month, Carla LoPinto-Khoury, MD, a neurologist and assistant professor in the College of Medicine, explains the many faces of the condition.
(November 7, 2016)

"Drexel Women's Care Center Improving Female Genital Cutting-Related Health Services For Women and Girls in Philadelphia"
With a rapidly growing immigrant population, Philadelphia ranks seventh among major U.S. cities with the highest prevalence — up to 16,500 — of women and girls impacted by female genital cutting (FGC).
(October 21, 2016)

"Preventing Breast Cancer: A Less Invasive Surgery"
Undergoing a mastectomy can feel like a “personal attack” on a patient's womanhood, says Amanda Woodworth, MD, director of the Breast Health and Wellness Center at Drexel University College of Medicine. But thanks to recent advancements in breast surgery, doctors can now offer patients better options that can save lives and preserve their bodies.
Drexel News Blog (October 14, 2016)

"Physicians Named "Top Docs" by Philadelphia Magazine"
Philadelphia magazine has 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 28, 2016)


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Drexel Medicine in the Media

"Study: New moms may be getting opioid painkillers they don't need"
Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a new study that shows doctors may be prescribing too many ovoid painkillers to new mothers. Montgomery is one of the authors of new Pennsylvania guidelines, which offer recommendations for opioids in obstetric care.
philly.com (February 14, 2017)

"How to Avoid Getting Sick During the Holidays — 12 Tips from Doctors"
MSN.com (December 9, 2016)

"Drexel researchers awarded $3 million to test innovative gadget that heals chronic wounds"
Philly Voice (December 1, 2016)

"Ultrasound Device Being Developed for Wound Healing"
Medical Design Technology (December 2016)

Radio Interview: Hepatitis C
KOMO-AM Radio (Seattle) (November 14, 2016)

"Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?"
The New York Times (October 21, 2016)

"Engineers Create Biomedical Smart Fabrics to Save Lives"
Electronics360 (September 22, 2016)

September 22: A research study about nonwhite transplant patients and skin cancer, conducted by Christina Lee Chung, MD, associate professor in the Department of Dermatology, was featured in a Health Day story that was picked up by multiple media outlets, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, U.S. News & World Report and WebMD. The research was also highlighted in an MD Magazine story. This study was also featured in multiple broadcast news segments on September 23, including WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, Ind.), WWLP-TV (Springfield, Mass.) and KPNX-TV (Phoenix, Ariz.), as well as in the Philadelphia Inquirer again on September 26.

September 19: Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Drexel colleagues were featured in an episode of the National Science Foundation’s Science Nation series about their work to develop a smart fabric belly band for prenatal monitoring.

"Airplanes are more disgusting than you ever imagined"
New York Post (August 2, 2016)

 

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