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Can Fortified Foods Provide Too Much of a Good Thing?

June 24th, 2014 in 2014, 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

If you and your kids are eating tons of fortified cereals, snack bars, and other enhanced beverages and foods, you may be consuming too much of a good thing…

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Goodbye McDonalds, Hello Freshii? Fast Food Is Getting Fresh

June 23rd, 2014 in 2014, 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

I attended a deliciously-rich conference recently in Cambridge, Mass. While the food was fabulous, the most scrumptious part of the conference was the content served by the speakers. This Menus of Change summit highlighted a ground-breaking initiative developed by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health…

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Gluten free diets

June 19th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WRKO 0 comments

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Karen Jacobs attends World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Sargent College, Twitter 0 comments

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Walk now to walk through arthritis later

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, Daniel White, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Sargent College 0 comments

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Daniel White, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They’ve got a new drug for that that and it’s completely free: walking.  Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden years…
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“Currently, there are no cures for osteoarthritis. And there’s no real cure for the pain.”

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Sargent College Professor Terry Ellis wins award

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Sargent College, Terry Ellis, Twitter 0 comments

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Got Milk? It’s a Dizzying Zoo of Choices

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, 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

In a quest to improve his health, Brian, a 42-year-old mechanical engineer in Watertown, Mass., switched from pouring half and half in his morning java to using sweetened almond vanilla milk…

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Helping your knees, step-by-6,000 steps

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, AARP Magazine, Daniel White, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Sargent College 0 comments

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Daniel White, College of Health & Rehabiliation Sciences: Sargent College

Walking is the best, easiest way to avoid or reduce the pain of arthritic knees, but up to now no one seemed to agree on just how much walking was needed to get the most benefit. Now a new study suggests it’s less than we thought…

Expert quote:

“Do people really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? For people with arthritis, that could be a daunting task.”

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Diabetes and your health

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WRKO 0 comments

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Helping toddlers acquire language: Understanding verb meanings

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Examiner.com, Newsmakers, Sargent College, Sudha Arunachalam 0 comments

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Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

A new study from Chicago’s Northwestern University provides clues to how toddlers acquire an understanding of verb meanings…

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“The results offer two insights. First, by age 2, toddlers have the remarkable ability to learn new verbs with very little exposure and apply them in novel contexts. Second, presenting the verbs in complete sentences supports the toddlers’ abilities to do so. These findings highlight the positive impact that rich communication can have on 2-year-olds’ burgeoning linguistic abilities.”

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