Senior Health: An article in Jan. 4th's Los Angeles Times about seniors struggling to afford basic necessities cites a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health showing that many financially troubled California seniors can't receive public assistance because the official federal poverty level is set too low.
NUTRITION: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, Reuters Health, HealthDay News, Boston Globe, ABC News, Health.com, Agence France Presse, MyHealthNewsDaily and many more reported Jan. 3rd on a Journal of American Medical Association study accompanied by an editorial from Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health, and Dr. Zhaoping Li, professor of clinical medicine. The research found that overeating protein or carbohydrates contributes equally to weight gain, but eating too little protein produces less muscle and more fat. The wire reports appeared in USA Today, CNN, the Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Heber was quoted.
Aging: Research on aging Latinos and other minorities by Steven Wallace, chair of community health sciences and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was cited in a Jan. 2nd New America Media article.
Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health services at the School of Public Health and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, commented Dec. 22nd in Medscape about research showing that the brain's white matter alters and cognitive function declines after chemotherapy.