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Tanja V.E. Kral
Faculty

Tanja V.E. Kral

Associate Professor of Nursing
Karen Glanz
Faculty

Karen Glanz

George A. Weiss University Professor
Ariana M. Chao
Faculty

Ariana M. Chao

Assistant Professor of Nursing

News:

Penn Researchers Link Binge Eating and Weight-loss Challenges

Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So how does this type of eating affect people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity who are actively working to lose weight?

Rising Obesity Levels Underscore Need for Enhanced Nursing & Post-Acute Transitional Care Models

Elderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused on coordinated transitional care models that assure continuity of care, prevention of hospital readmission, avoidance of complications, and close clinical treatment and management. But specific transitional needs of obese people who need to be transferred to nursing homes for post-acute care are often overlooked.