Research, preventative diabetes care go hand in hand at ECU

In the United States, nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. And the American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion. North Carolina exceeds the national average in …

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‘Corner stores’ vital to urban, rural health

Stores that stock little if any healthy foods could be a contributor to obesity in urban and rural communities, but such stores could also be a catalyst for healthier eating. That’s according to researchers at East Carolina University. Their two-part study, “Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina,” was published …

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Let the community lead: ECU wins award for service

Newly elected political leaders, take note: Ask and listen, and you will find untapped ways to serve. That’s what ECU’s Lessie Bass believed seven years ago – and it’s what led the university and its partners to receive the respected C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award last week. Bass, an associate professor of social work, …

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