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November 7, 2014 to November 14, 2014

Increased Hospital Use Following Medicaid Expansion is Mostly Temporary” -- A Nov. 12 article in The Roundup quotes Dr. Gerald Kominski, center director and professor of Health Policy and Management, and references center research into how emergency room overcrowding related to Medicaid expansion should be temporary.

Is Local Healthcare Better Healthcare?” -- Dr. Shana Alex Charles, Director of Health Insurance Studies with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was one of several experts asked by Zocalo Public Square Nov. 10 about how the Affordable Care Act has affected — and will affect — California's health insurance landscape.

Genetic damage caused by asthma shows up in circulating blood stream” -- Research by Fielding School professor of Environmental Health Sciences Dr. Robert Scheistl was published Nov. 9 in the Imperial Valley News; Schiestl’s team found that asthma appears to harms more than just the lungs and may affect the blood stream.

Job Fairs Are Not Enough” --  Former U.S. Army serviceman and FSPH PhD candidate Mike Stajura contributed an op-ed article on veterans entering the civilian workforce on Nov. 7 to Zocalo Public Square, which was picked up Nov. 7 by TIME;  Nov. 8 by the Sacramento Bee; Nov. 10 by USA TODAYFlorida TodayIndianapolis StarThe Town Talk and the Dallas Morning News. Stajura also was invited to be a guest panelist on a Nov. 11 KCRW NPR Veteran's Day news segment discussing stereotypes and the status of job opportunities for America's veterans.

85 Million Children Work in Dangerous Conditions: Are Governments Fulfilling Their Promise to Prevent This? --  Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the Fielding School and founder of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, contributed part 2 of a four-part op-ed series to The Huffington Post Nov. 13 on the long-term impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history, with emphasis on child labor worldwide.

Green Thumbs, Healthy Kids” -- An article in UT Know Nov. 6 about garden-based nutrition and education for youth mentions Fielding School alumna Dr. Nicole Gatto and L.A. Sprouts, a gardening intervention program she created while at UCLA that aims to improve diet and reduce risk of obesity in Latino children.