Is a chubby baby a healthy baby?

Childhood obesity is increasing in the United States and this trend can begin early in life. A study by New York University School of Medicine indicates that stressed new moms are more likely than non-stressed mothers to add cereal to their baby’s bottle prior to the recommended age of 4-6 months. Stress can be related …

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Closing the Gap in Oral Health

The good news is that, overall, Americans have fewer cavities now than they did 20 years ago.  The troubling reality is that how many fewer cavities Americans have depends on several factors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics released a report on May 31 that highlighted the …

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Summer Program for Future Doctors: A True Success Story!

Since 1978, over 600 college juniors and seniors have participated in the Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) Summer Program for Future Doctors (SPFD), an 8-week summer program for students to discover what it’s like to attend medical school and determine whether medicine is a good career choice. Many of the participants are minority, disadvantaged and …

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New Name, New Focus

The name of East Carolina University’s Department of Rehabilitation Studies within the College of Allied Health Sciences has changed to the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies. Why the name change?  According to Dean Stephen Thomas, the new name “better reflects the direction of the department.”  Addiction impacts all Americans because we all pay the …

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