Lisa Chasan-Taber, a UMass epidemiology professor, has been awarded a five-year, $2.56 million grant to asses with studying the prevention of diabetes after pregnancy.
Almost 3 million Americans have type 1 Diabetes, but only one of them started The College Diabetes Network.
University of Massachusetts student Christina Roth started the organization at UMass in the 2010 spring semester and now it has grown to include Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Trinity College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and soon Loyola.
Dr. Alan Schneyer, a senior faculty member at the Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been awarded a $737,000 research grant. The “Physiologic Roles of Activin and Myostatin Antagonists” grant will provide Schneyer with funds to research diabetes over the next three years.
Yesterday the nursing, nutrition, and exercise science departments came together to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease that is growing in frequency, especially among children and young adults. “It used to be just an adult onset disease, but now we’re seeing Type II diabetes in elementary-aged children” says Emily Rice, a Nutrition major. “What we wanted to do is bring about awareness, specifically about Type II Diabetes, to the UMass campus,” said Carrie Sharoff, a graduate student in the Nursing program. The event consisted of various tables in the Campus Center concourse, set up by each department, each with different…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Johnny Cash, a towering musical figure whose rough, unsteady voice championed the downtrodden and reached across generations with songs like “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” died Friday. He was 71. Cash, known as “The Man in Black,” died at 2 a.m. in Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes that resulted in respiratory failure, said his manager, Lou Robin. The funeral service will be private, but a public memorial is being planned and the date will be announced later. In his songs, Cash crafted a persona as a dignified, resilient voice…
Karen Podorefsky gave up sugar for 21 days after reading an article about the health benefits that come with kicking the habit and she shares her experience with the challenge.
University of Massachusetts food scientist David Sela’s research finds properties of breast milk could be used to improve human health.
David Blake offers a solution to America’s poor relationship with food.
Elise Martorano explains why nutritious eating is more important than exercise when it comes to a healthy mind and body.
Twenty years have passed since the famous postgame confrontation between John Calipari and John Chaney, the result of one of the most heated rivalries in college basketball history.
Massachusetts Attorney General meets with members of the community on Sunday as part of her campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor.
Americans love their coffee, but while it has its benefits, it does have some downfalls.
Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber received a $3.2 million grant to help Hispanic women in western Mass. maintain a healthy weight during and after pregnancy.
During the winter season, the cost of homelessness becomes higher for individuals as well as the organizations that provide them aid.
Biostatisticians at UMass have developed a method of identifying genetic links with various diseases.
UMass professor Susan Hankinson is making revolutionary strides in researching the developmental pattern of breast cancer cells in women.
Making several minor dietary changes can limit this fat-causing ingredient from packing on the winter pounds.
Lauren Anderson explains the health problems associated with sugar, and what sugary products are best to cut out for a healthy lifestyle,
Modernity has blessed us with many conveniences, but Collegian columnist Alexa Jones questions whether or not it has actually made us any healthier.
Collegian columnist Nikhil Rao talks about the correlation between national obesity and the Gini coefficient.