Sargent News

Huffington Post Live: “New Dietary Guidelines Slam Sugar, Red Meat OK”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(1/8/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

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Yahoo! Health: “The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: What You Need to Know”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(1/7/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

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“Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight. We need to be counting calories here. If we want to win the battle of the scale, the best way to do that is to cut calories.”

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Health Science student featured in Boston Globe

10791722(1/1/16) Q&A with Health Science major and BU women’s swimming and diving senior captain Stephanie Nasson.

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Augmentative communication gives a voice to people with ALS

Sargent Lecturer in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and Director of the Boston Children’s Augmentative Communication Program John Costello works with patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Daily Herald: “Lightening the Load of Obesity in Seniors”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(12/16/15) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

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“Older adults tend to take more medications than younger adults, so it’s important to account for how weight loss may affect dosing. For example, if your patient is on hypertension medications and starts losing a lot of weight, that medication may need to be readjusted.”

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2016 Service Learning in Thailand: Health Care & Human Rights

Calling on Sargent Graduate and Undergraduate Students for the 2016 Sargent Service Learning Trip in Thailand! The Sargent Service Learning Program offers our students a unique opportunity to participate in faculty led service-learning experiences, which promote health education, empower communities, and cultivate educated compassionate global citizens.

Students will have the opportunity to leverage their classroom knowledge to assist health care providers and community health workers in delivering basic healthcare needs to an underserved community. This program is open to BOTH undergraduate and graduate students of Sargent College interested in putting their healthcare skills to work in a developing country.

Accommodations and Application

Students will stay in a hostel with faculty and staff.  Students must complete applications by March 1st. Applications will be available January.

Program Dates and Program Costs

Date: May 17th – May 30th (2 weeks)

Program Fee: $1910.00 plus flight.
(Program fee includes transportation, meals, lodging, and excursions. Fundraising & scholarship information is available.)
For more information, visit the Sargent Service Learning website or contact Sargent Service Learning.

US News & World Report: “5 Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning at Your Holiday Buffet”

Joan Salge Blake(12/14/15) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake writes about ways to prevent food contamination this holiday season.

The one sure way to ruin your holiday festivities is to give your dinner guests the gift that keeps on giving – for hours, if not days. That is a gift of a bout of foodborne illness, better known food poisoning.

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Everyday Health: “What Nutritionists Want (and Give!) for the Holidays”

Joan Salge Blake(12/08/15) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

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I would love a high quality cappuccino maker. While I don’t have the time to savor anything but regular coffee during the busy week, a luscious cappuccino on the weekend would be just divine.”

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BU’s Health and Medical Programs Rank 29th Worldwide

(12/9/15) BU’s health and medical education programs rank 29th worldwide and 16th among US universities in the 2015–2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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SARMOOREThe Times rankings “are especially noteworthy, as they use a broad range of weighted measures to derive these rankings,” says Christopher A. Moore, dean of Sargent College. “These metrics align well with the outcomes we use in our own self-assessment, so we’re thrilled with this recognition of BU’s programs. Sargent’s focus on generating innovative, translational, and groundbreaking research supports our equally high-achieving educational programs in the health professions.”

View full article in BU Today. “Health Effects of Carbs: Where Do We Stand?”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(12/01/15) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

Expert quote:

“I think Americans are slowly getting the message that … breads and grains are fine as long as they are whole grains so we get fiber and nutrients.”

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