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Ruben Gur, PhD, professor of Psychology, was interviewed in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about multitasking and how it can pump up anxiety levels, increase errors, reduce attention spans, and affect working memory.
A research round-up from the Daily Pennsylvanian reports on a study, led by Rinad Beidas, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry, which found that a specific exercise regiment reduced symptoms of lymphedema, a swelling of the upper body after breast cancer treatment.
In a Physicians Weekly article about a study assessing the long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention weight loss program for type 2 diabetes patients, Thomas A. Wadden, PhD said "our results provide new hope that long-term weight loss is possible when people make a long-term commitment to meet with a lifestyle counselor."