Category - Health & Wellness

Packed With Care After struggling through her own postpartum experience, Kate Westervelt ’09 launches MOMBOX to provide comfort during recovery.

In March 2016, new mom Kate Westervelt ’09 found herself trudging through Target with ice packs in her underwear, less than 72 hours after giving birth to her son. At home she had assembled the perfect nursery, and...

Paul Churchill '05 behind the microphone as he records his 'Recovery Elevator' podcast.

Another Way to Sobriety Paul Churchill '05 and his podcast connect people who want to leave alcohol behind.

When Paul Churchill ’05 sits down alone behind a microphone in Bozeman, Montana, a community starts to come alive. My name is Paul Churchill and I have a confession to make. I’m 32 years old, I live in southwest Montana...

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5 Questions The Heart of Happiness: Julia Boehm explores the link between optimism and cardiovascular health.

Happiness might sound like just a feel-good topic for research. But it’s a serious subject with multiple implications for health and longevity. Julia Boehm, Ph.D., assistant professor in Chapman University’s Department...

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The Mind of a Mom In Laura Glynn’s lab, the effects of pregnancy and parenthood get special scrutiny, driving hopes for advances in preventive care.

Scientist Laura Glynn has long been interested in the perinatal period and its implications for both mothers and children. Her work could someday help physicians flag conditions that contribute to preterm birth and...

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The Pharmacist Can See You Now — Right by Your Office Chapman and PrescribeWellness create a new pharmacy center at the Rinker campus.

Imagine stopping by your pharmacist at lunch for a flu shot or swinging by after work to get help with smoking cessation products or ask a question about a new medication. Sounds great, but too much traffic and trouble...

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NIH Grant Funds Study of Lower Back Pain

More than 80 percent of the population at some point will suffer from lower back pain, which accounts for more disability cases than any other medical condition, the National Institutes of Health reports. Chapman...