Tag: Health

BUSM Study Shows Positive Impact of Mind-Body Course on Well-Being of Medical Students

For Immediate Release, May 1, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study shows a mind-body class elective for medical students helps increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and tasks more effectively. The study, published in Medical Education Online, also discusses how this innovative course […]

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown Dedicate New BU Fitness & Wellness Center at BCYF Blackstone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2013 CONTACT: Tom Testa, 617-959-3887 or ttesta@bu.edu Sandy Holden, 617-635-4920 x 2213 or sandy.holden@cityofboston.gov (Boston) – Boston University (BU) and the City of Boston today officially marked the grand opening of the Boston University Fitness & Wellness Center at the BCYF Blackstone Community Center with a dedication ceremony held in […]

Joan Salge Blake and Hardin Coleman talk about health & nutrition education and healthy school lunches

Registered Dietitian and Sargent Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake and School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman joined us this morning on UStream for a live chat about the importance of healthy school lunches. They also talked about the importance of health and nutrition education. You can view the full chat below:

Why some people live longer than others

BU researchers are exploring why certain families produce members who live well past their eighties. The Long Life Family Study, made up of investigators from other universities and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will try to determine which environmental, behavioral and genetic factors contribute to longevity. Boston University Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Perls, […]