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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:33am
A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Researchers created a website called AchieveTogether and evaluated the weight-loss success of users. They compared users with a group of people attempting to lose weight on their own, and then allowed that second group access to the site 12 weeks later.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:33am
A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Researchers created a website called AchieveTogether and evaluated the weight-loss success of users. They compared users with a group of people attempting to ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:32pm
Marital communication about a spouse's genetic test results may influence the overall well-being of the person who has been diagnosed, his or her spouse, and the couple. Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, and human development and family studies, along with a team of Penn State researchers, is investigating this ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:32pm
Marital communication about a spouse's genetic test results may influence the overall well-being of the person who has been diagnosed, his or her spouse, and the couple. Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, and human development and family studies, along with a team of Penn State researchers, is investigating this phenomenon with the goal of designing future couple-based interventions.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:59am
In recent years, the idea of adoption has been seen regularly in the public eye as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Sandra Bullock are adopting internationally to grow their clans. However, there's a lot more to be said about adoption, and Jennifer Crissman Ishler, a senior instructor in human development and family studies (HDFS) ...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:59am
In recent years, the idea of adoption has been seen regularly in the public eye as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Sandra Bullock are adopting internationally to grow their clans. However, there's a lot more to be said about adoption, and Jennifer Crissman Ishler, a senior instructor in human development and family studies (HDFS) at Penn State, has made it her mission to give students a crash course on the ins and outs of this complex process.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:58am
Leann Birch, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State, and Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State, have received awards from the American Society for Nutrition....
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:58am
Leann Birch, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State, and Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State, have received awards from the American Society for Nutrition.
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:05am
Penn State has named Linda Caldwell, professor of recreation, park, and tourism management and of human development and family studies; and Peter Molenaar, professor of human development and family studies and of psychology; distinguished professors for their records of research, teaching and service. ...
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:05am
Penn State has named Linda Caldwell, professor of recreation, park, and tourism management and of human development and family studies; and Peter Molenaar, professor of human development and family studies and of psychology; distinguished professors for their records of research, teaching and service.

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