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Slimming down childhood obesity

Experts in nursing, psychology and engineering are coming together to provide more individualized approaches to childhood obesity.

Caring for caregivers

Family caregivers devote their lives to the loved ones they care for, despite the heavy toll it can take on their health.

Fighting addiction with algorithms

How could an engineering concept help someone quit smoking or improve relationships between parents and their children?

New perspectives on obesity

An anthropologist and an economist look at obesity as more than just a calories-in, calories-out equation.

Ultrasonic stimulation

A little rock 'n' roll might be good for the brain. William "Jamie" Tyler studies ultrasound as a therapy for neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders.

Soundscape: Death Valley Cycle 2

Richard Lerman recorded Death Valley Cycle 2, a sound/video installation, to mark eight years of living with cancer.

Food for (happy) thought

Many of today's foods are fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. What is this nutrient, and should you be increasing your intake?

Humans and machines improving health

Can surgeons use video games to improve their skills? At the Human Machine Symbiosis Lab, researchers create multimedia tools to help improve the health care industry.

Improving implants for the hearing impaired

Cochlear implants can help deaf people regain their hearing. Michael Dorman studies patients with implants to help make the devices work even better.

Lessons from pandemics past

Scientists and public officials are studying the features of past pandemics in order to deal with the current swine flu and potential future outbreaks.