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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne illness, affecting three to five million Americans, and many of them don’t even know it. Philadelphia has a high rate of HCV among its residents, who many times have limited access to screening and treatment. So how do you get help to the people who need it the most? You go door to door. A new study, led by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, shows that when advocates made a focused effort in a medically underserved area, they were able to help patients get screened, diagnosed and treated.

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As the epidemic of community violence swells in U.S. cities, one promising place for intervention and prevention of future violence is the emergency departments of hospitals. More than 25 hospitals nationwide have adopted a public health approach to helping victims of violence with programs that aim to prevent future violent injuries, not just treat them.

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Infectious diseases — like HIV/AIDS, measles, hepatitis, influenza, malaria and Ebola — are collectively the second leading cause of death globally, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In the United States alone, the burden of infectious diseases is almost as high; infectious diseases are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing about 170,000 people each year.

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Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery was recently awarded a Susan G. Komen Philadelphia® Community Grant to advance critical and life-saving breast cancer early detection, treatment and support for patients for 2015-2016.

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Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the Drexel Neurosciences Institute, an innovative collaboration of Drexel's College of Medicine and Global Neurosciences Institute, LLC (GNI). The Drexel Neurosciences Institute, which will be led by prominent neurosurgeon Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, will serve as the focal point of an integrated approach to neuroscience-related clinical care, education and interdisciplinary research. Drexel's primary teaching hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, will be a clinical affiliate of the Institute.

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