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Medical Debt: Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was featured in a Feb. 6th San Bernardino Sun article and a Feb. 8th Sacramento Bee report on a Center study showing a significant rise in the number of California residents with medical debt.
Environmental health: Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was featured Jan. 29th on PBS' "Tavis Smiley" show. Jackson, who also hosts the PBS show "Designing Healthy Communities," was interviewed about his research linking public health and city design. The California Report featured an article Jan. 31st, and The New York Times also featured blog articles Jan. 30th, Jan. 31st, and Feb. 6th highlighting Dr. Jackson's work.
Breast Cancer Survivors: EmpowHer and Cancer Kick reported Jan. 26th, Hope 4 Cancer reported Jan. 31st, and KFI 640AM reported Feb. 6th on a study finding that younger women with breast cancer suffer more mental distress than older women with breast cancer. 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, led the study.
Health care costs: Dylan Roby, a research scientist with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and assistant professor of health services at the School of Public Health, was quoted Feb. 1st on Capital Public Radio about the effects of rising health care costs on the labor force.
Nutrition: A Jan. 31st Buffalo News story about how pomegranates may protect against rheumatoid arthritis cited a study by Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health and professor of medicine, showing that the antioxidant properties of pomegranate juice are greater than those of blueberry juice, cranberry juice and red wine. Heber was quoted.
Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health, commented in a Jan. 24th Miami Herald column that originally ran in the Chicago Tribune.
John Froines, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was quoted on Feb. 5th by the Washington Post about a federal judge delaying the release of a report on whether diesel exhaust causes lung cancer.
Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health services and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, commented Feb. 8th in a MedScape story about the use of active surveillance for men with low-grade prostate cancer.
Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted Feb. 2nd by the Contra Costa Times about healthcare savings for Medicare recipients in the first year of the Affordable Care Act.
Shira Shafir, assistant adjunct professor at the School of Public Health and program coordinator for the UCLA Global Health Training Program, was quoted in a Jan. 29th Canadian Press article about a raccoon parasite turning up in human patients.
Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the School of Public Health, assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital, was interviewed Jan. 29th on CBS's "Evening News" about the Los Angeles Unified School District's efforts to introduce healthier foods into school lunches.