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It’s not your father's library: Zhang Jingzhen (Questrom'16) (from left), Jiatao Sun (Questrom'16), Ye Wei (Questrom'16), and Shoukui Wang (Questrom'16) at work at Mugar Memorial Library. Photo by Cydney Scott

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Mental Health Matters: Anxiety and Depression

BU mental health clinicians were not surprised by a Penn State study, released last spring to national headlines, finding that anxiety had surpassed depression as the leading mental health issue in college students. Depression and anxiety are two sides of the same coin, and both are treatable with therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication when indicated.

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Fighting Fat

There are many reasons why people are obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates that one-third of Americans are obese, attributes the epidemic to genes, diet, socioeconomic status, environment, and lifestyle, among other things. At BU, dozens of researchers are searching for a better understanding of the causes of, and for solutions to, a health problem associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, and whose medical costs were $147 billion in 2008. In this four-part series, BU Today looks at their work in progress.

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