Category Archives: Faculty

Yoga May Help Prevent Weight Gain Over Time

October 04

New research from Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer reveals that young adults who practice yoga may experience less weight gain over time than those who do not.

Understanding Obesity — Starting with a Baby’s First Meal

September 07

Children who have an obese mother are 2-to-3 times more likely to be obese as well. Ellen Demerath wants to understand why this happens. “We need to further explore the link between a mother’s weight, her nutrition, and her baby’s weight. We’re trying to cut off childhood obesity very early…

Half of Rural Hospitals Without Maternity Care

September 06

A new study from PhD student Peiyin Hung and the Rural Health Research Center finds that nine percent of rural counties in the U.S. lost hospital-based childbirth services from 2004-14.