Category: Sargent College

Lynn teacher learns to speak thanks to app developed at Boston University

WCVB Swathi Kiran, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Mary Borrelli is a longtime elementary school teacher in Lynn… Expert quote: “The brain tries to reach into its store of words and sentences, and comes up empty,” said Swathi Kiran, a Boston University professor and director of the school’s Aphasia Research Laboratory. “And that’s […]

How not to drive dietitians (gluten-free) bananas with health claims

New Hope Network Joan Salge Blake, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Health claims are an important part of food marketing… Expert quote: “Food shopping is now a stressful event for consumers because they are confused about what’s good for them. What are we teaching consumers when we unnecessarily label foods, like gluten-free bananas, […]

8 Ways to Prevent College Weight Gain

Consumer Reports Joan Salge Blake, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Although most first-year college students don’t gain the “freshman 15,” research does show that almost two-thirds pack on some pounds—typically about 7.5 pounds… Expert quote: It’s important to eat three meals a day, especially since people who skip breakfast are at increased risk […]