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October 11, 2014 to October 18, 2014

FSPH Infectious Diseases and Disaster Experts Weigh in on new Ebola cases in the U.S.

Dr. David Eisenman, director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, was interviewed Oct. 13 by Capitol Public Radio about proper protocols for protecting health care workers dealing with Ebola in the United States.

On Oct. 15, CBSNews.com interviewed Dr. Eisenman live about the American health care workers now diagnosed with Ebola and training needs for those working with infected patients.

Dr. Anne Rimoin with the Fielding School department of Epidemiology was interviewed Oct. 11 on BBC News and Oct. 13 on KCRW's To the Point about her experience with Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how they compare to cases in West Africa and the U.S.

On Oct. 13, KTLA invited Dr. Rimoin to answer viewer questions on Ebola live during the KTLA Morning News.

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests: Results of a study linking obesity to accelerated aging of the liver, by Dr. Steve Horvath, professor of Biostatistics, was published in multiple online news and health websites, including U.S. News & World ReportWebMD,  Medicine Net and Philly.com. Other coverage included SciCastsScience World ReportHealth News DigestMedical Xpress and Science Daily Oct. 10; Latinos HealthBusiness StandardScience TimesBig News NetworkZee NewsCounsel and HealAsian News InternationalNew Kerala and New India Oct. 11; News-MedicalExaminer.comNewsMaxHealthVoice of AmericaHealioHealthDay NewsAlaska Native NewsScrubs Report and Health24.com Oct. 13; Medical News TodayCanada JournalHealth CentralNet DoctorHCP LiveMaine News and Doctor’s Lounge Oct. 14; Big News NetworkHealth CanalScience BlogBioScience Technology and Diabetes Insider Oct. 15; and the Guardian Oct. 16.

UCLA Study Offers Hope on Emergency Room Crowding: An Oct. 15 LA Times article highlights a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on how emergency room overcrowding related to Medicaid expansion should be temporary. The Times quotes Dr. Gerald Kominski, center director and professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding School of Public Health. Coverage also includes articles on California HealthlineHealthCanal and the Sierra Sun Times.

CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains: Dr. Hilary Godwin, professor of Environmental Health Sciences, is quoted in an Oct. 14 KCBS investigation on how soil samples near the Exide Corp. battery plant were testing positive for lead contamination.

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