Unpacking Diabetes Medications: Uses and Misuses  

Unpacking Diabetes Medications: Uses and Misuses  

Approximately 11.3% of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, a condition in which insulin resistance results in blood sugar dysregulation, with symptoms including vision loss, delayed healing of sores, and heart disease.1 Preventing disease progression and identifying effective treatments can be challenging for those who receive this diagnosis.2 However, medication advancements have eased many people’s…

Healthy Heart Expo … Love Your Heart

Healthy Heart Expo … Love Your Heart

On February 25, 2023, the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc held a community service initiative to bring heart health awareness to the Charlotte area. The event was open to the public and included many community platforms such as Mecklenburg Public Health Department, the YMCA, American Heart Association, Atrium Health, and more. The Living FREE Lab’s…

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

As of 2020, 80% of dieticians identify as white, 6% as Hispanic or Latino, 3% as Black, and 5% Asian (American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). This lack of diversity among dieticians has led to the dominance of Eurocentric messaging regarding certain foods and diets, as well as overall health. Nutrition guidelines often do not…

Dr. Rachel W. Goode Receives the 2023 SSWR Deborah K. Padgett Early Achievement Award

Dr. Rachel W. Goode Receives the 2023 SSWR Deborah K. Padgett Early Achievement Award

Every year, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) recognizes outstanding researchers for their contributions to the social work field. Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the Living F.R.E.E. Lab, Dr. Rachel W. Goode, is among the 2023 SSWR award recipients and was given the Deborah K. Padgett Early Achievement Award.  The SSWR Deborah…