Category: Sargent College

Occupational Therapy for AS

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

If pain and stiffness from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are making everyday tasks difficult to complete, an occupational therapist may have the answers you need…

Expert quote:

“Together we can identify where you’re having inflammation and discomfort.”

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The 5 stages of grief, aka, my life on a 3-day juice cleanse

June 8th, 2015 in 2015, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

It got to the point where I was planning my day around the love of my life…

Expert quote:

“The liver is a great organ, and the kidneys are, too. They allow you to get rid of waste products that the body doesn’t need.”

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Just How Bad Are Your Less-Than-Ideal Health Habits?

June 1st, 2015 in 2015, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Is it better to exercise for about 20 minutes every day, or 3 times a week for about an hour?…

Expert quote:

“This puts you in control of the food, not the other way around. If you restrict eating a food to only once a week, it perpetuates the ‘all or nothing’ mentality. So when you allow yourself to eat it, you binge on it like it’s the last train out of town.”

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Toxins in Food: Should You Worry?

May 28th, 2015 in 2015, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Whether it’s the “yoga mat chemical” found in your Subway sandwich or the dyes added to your Kraft Mac and Cheese, you’ve likely heard about so-called “toxins” in our food supply…

Expert quote:

“Americans have the safest food supply in the entire world. If you have someone who has absolutely no background in science and nutrition saying these things just to scare people out of eating food, that’s a disservice.”

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Colleges Work To Prevent Suicide And Fight Stigma Around Mental Health On Campus

May 11th, 2015 in 2015, Dori Hutchinson, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Dori Hutchinson, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

As another academic year winds down, many colleges are reviewing how they raise awareness of mental health issues on campus, and what additional steps they can take to try to prevent suicide among students..

Expert quote:

“I really feel there’s a lot of stigma around those issues. There’s enormous shame when a student is diagnosed that I think comes from our society, comes from people’s families. Part of what we’re doing in our suicide prevention efforts on campuses is that we’re trying to promote this idea that help seeking is a positive adult behavior, and that everyone struggles.”

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iPad App May Help Stroke Patients

May 5th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Sargent College, Swathi Kiran 0 comments

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Swathi Kiran, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Sometimes, a person who has experienced a stroke may deal with speech issues as a result. However, therapy through an iPad may be able to help people’s speech recovery…

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5 Foods Your Mom Should Be Eating

May 5th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

All of your life, your mom has taken care of you. She fed you plenty of good food, loaded with good nutrition, so now is the time to make sure that her diet serves up the unique nutrition she needs in this stage of her life…

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From Panera To McDonalds, Brands Move To ‘Un-Engineer’ Menus: Where That Matters, And Where It Doesn’t

May 5th, 2015 in 2015, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Panera Bread has joined the list of food chains moving to a more natural menu. But does this matter for our health, or are these decisions based solely on consumer demand?…

Expert quote:

“This is a consumer trend. People want to be able to pronounce ingredients on the foods that they’re eating and are skeptical when they can’t.”

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8 Underrated Foods, According to Dietitians

May 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Many foods get touted for their super qualities, but we often overlook some everyday foods that are packed with nutrients…

Expert quote:

“For the money and your blood pressure, you can’t beat a traditional baked spud.”

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Reward Your Weight Loss Progress With Another Good Habit: Reading

April 28th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

I bumped into a colleague, Deb, at work the other morning and did a double take…

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