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October 12, 2013 to October 22, 2013

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BIOLOGICAL CLOCK: Multiple media outlets Oct. 20th - 24th highlighted the discovery by Steve Horvath, professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, of a "biological clock" embedded in our genomes that allows scientists to accurately gauge the age of diverse organs, tissues and cell types. Horvath was quoted in the coverage.

Headlines & Global News: Newly Uncovered Internal Clock Will Help Scientists Tell The Age of Most Human Tissues: Breast Tissues Age Fastest

Medical Daily: Why Breast Tissue Ages Faster Than Other Body Parts: Scientists Discover ‘Biological Clock’ May Control Aging Process

Time: What’s the Fastest-Aging Cell in the Body? (Hint: It’s Not Skin)

Los Angeles Times: A new biological clock measures altered DNA, not birthday candles

CBS News: UCLA scientists may have found "biological clock" in genes

NBC News: Biological clock finding gives 'young at heart' new meaning

Medical Xpress: Biological clock able to measure age of most human tissues

 

WORKING MOTHERS: Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, wrote an article in the Oct. 22nd Montreal Gazette about the lack of a guaranteed right for working mothers to take short breaks from work to breastfeed.

Moms who breastfeed deserve a break at work

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & HIV: The Body reported Oct. 22nd that researchers at UCLA have received a $7 million grant to study how drugs and alcohol may directly interact with the HIV virus to increase health risks among minority men who have sex with men. Pamina Gorbach, professor of epidemiology at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, and professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine, was cited.

California: UCLA Receives $7 Million Grant to Investigate Links Between Substance Abuse and HIV Among Minority Men

 

SODA CONSUMPTION: Multiple media outlets Oct. 17th - 21st reported on a study led by Susan Babey, a project director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, which found that while the daily consumption of sugary drinks among California youth is declining, it has increased 8 percent among teens.

Health Canal: New study finds spike in sugary drink consumption among California adolescents

Examiner: UCLA study reports California teens are on a sugar high

El Mensajero: Aumenta el consumo de sodas entre jóvenes de California

New America Media: More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

Huffington Post: Soda Rates In California Drop At Highest Rate In Ventura County As Kids Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

California Health Report: Adolescents consuming more sugary drinks

Los Angeles Times: California kids drinking less soda, but consumption among teens is up

 

CREDIT FOR HEALTH: Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Oct. 14th on CBS Radio about a growing trend of credit-card companies extending credit to cash-strapped patients for medical and dental procedures.

CBS Radio Audio Clip

 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management, and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Oct. 11th on KCRW-89.9 FM about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California and state's health insurance marketplace. Kominski was also quoted in an Oct. 18th KQED article about the ACA.

Why Some Are Seeing Premiums Go Up As Affordable Care Act Goes Into Effect

 

SPOTLIGHT: The Huffington Post reported Oct. 12th that Billie Weiss, associate director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has received the Angel of Peace Award for her efforts to promote peace and non-violence.

Angel of Peace Award Granted for Extreme Good

 

EXERCISE IN THE WORKPLACE: Bruin Break, an adaptation of the “instant recess” initiative developed by the late Dr. Antronette Yancey of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health to motivate employees and others to exercise, was featured in an Oct. 11th Los Angeles Times article.

UCLA Health's 'recesses' help keep employees motivated

 

PESTICIDE REGULATION: John Froines, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was featured in an Oct. 9th KCET.org report and interviewed by KCBS 740AM (San Francisco) about a study by UCLA's Sustainable Technology and Policy Program. The study, co-authored by Froines, highlighted problems with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's evaluation and approval process, and recommended changes to protect public health.

Our Pesticide Evaluation System Is Terrible

 

Briefs

Dr. Alice Kuo, associate professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate professor of pediatrics, internal medicine and psychiatry, was featured in the October issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ AAP News as the recipient of the 2013 AAP Education Award which recognizes individuals whose career has had a broad and positive impact on children.

 

Quotables

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management, and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Oct. 17th by KPCC 89.3FM, and quoted Oct. 22nd in a Stockton Record article, about recent problems with the online implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Doctor search tool still not working on Covered California website

State's website tops Fed's

 

Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of medicine, and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted Oct. 17th in a Daily Herald article on memory loss among breast cancer patients.

Memory loss among breast cancer patients -- why it happens and how to ‘fix’ it

 

Courtney Lyder, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, was quoted in an article in the Fall 2013 issue of Minority Nurse magazine about the value of an advanced degree for minority nurses.

Advanced Degrees and Certifications: What You Need to Succeed

 

 

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