Category: Health

School of Social Work researchers publish hoarding treatment guide

School of Social Work (SSW) Dean Gail Steketee, post-doctoral fellow Christiana Bratiotis, and psychotherapist Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch have published The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals (Oxford University Press), as a resource for those responding to hoarding situations. The guide includes case studies, tips and strategies and suggestions for appropriate interventions. Organized around […]

Skip the sugar, keep the taste

Foods and drinks with high amounts of added sugar can wreak havoc on your diet by adding around 350 extra calories a day.  Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, offers sensible alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks and sweets.

What’s the deal with the Dukan Diet?

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College spoke to the Fox 25 Morning Show this morning, breaking down the truths and myths of the highly debated French protein-based Dukan Diet said to be helping Kate Middleton and her mother prepare for the Royal Wedding on […]

Heading to Fenway for opening day? Tips for eating healthy at the ballpark

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College spoke to Heart Insight, newsletter of the American Heart Association, for their piece “Hit A Nutrition Home Run At the Ballpark.”  If you can afford to, Joan recommends upgrading your seats: “The trend is to upgrade to more […]

Starvation vacations, are they worth it?

Joan Salge Blake reacts to recent chatter in the blogosphere about the newest weight loss trend, the starvation vacation: “If you went to bed weighing 130 pounds and woke up registering 180 pounds on the bathroom scale, then you need to seek out extreme measures from a health care provider. Quickly… Since it is highly […]

BU study links home and school environments to children’s BMIs

A recent study by Boston University School of Social Work Assistant Professor Daniel Miller found that different characteristics of home and school environments were related to a child’s body mass index (BMI) in kindergarten and the rate of BMI growth until fifth grade. Using growth curve modeling and a sample of approximately 11,400 children from […]

The (Food) Dating Game; Joan Salge Blake offers insight into determining food safety

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, reacts to today’s announcement of the dismissal of the Boston Public School’s longtime director of food and nutrition services.  The dismissal was sparked by Boston Councilor at Large John R. Connolly‘s surprise investigative visits to BPS cafeterias earlier […]

Frozen fruit and vegetables a healthful alternative

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, discusses how frozen fruits and vegetables can be a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to fresh to help people meet their daily requirements of these important foods. Joan can be reached at salgeblake@bu.edu or @joansalgeblake.

What Obama & Congress should do for nutrition

Associate Clinical Professor of Nutrition at Sargent College, Joan Salge Blake (@joansagleblake) offers the one thing she thinks should be done by the President for the good of the economy and the country (via myHealthNewsDaily.com) with regard to nutrition: “If I could say one thing, it would be to encourage him to continue establishing the […]

School of Social Work study looks at Asian-American women’s sexual behaviors

According to a new study by Hyeouk Chris Hahm, an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, a highly-controlling male partner did not influence condom use behaviors among Asian-American women.  However, the study did find that a highly-controlling partner increased by fivefold an Asian-American woman’s risk of engaging in other high HIV […]