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CAREGIVERS: The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Sept. 21st on a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health showing that family members and friends caring for aging or disabled individuals have higher levels of psychological distress and negative health behaviors than the general population. Study author Geoffrey Hoffman, a doctoral candidate at the school, was quoted.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH: Research by Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of health services and director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at the School of Public Health, was featured Sept. 20th in the Wall Street Journal, and Sept. 19th by CNN.com, Time.com, and Myhealthnewsdaily.com about research showing that a third of all pediatric patients spend 10 minutes or less with their doctors during checkups.
U.S. Fatalities: Dr. Linda Rosenstock, dean of the School of Public Health and a professor of medicine and environmental health sciences, was interviewed Sept. 18th on KPCC-89.3 FM and the Los Angeles Times about recent data showing that drug deaths now exceed traffic fatalities in the U.S.
SENIOR HEALTH: Steven Wallace, professor and chair of community health sciences, and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, co-authored a Sept. 16th San Francisco Chronicle op-ed highlighting a survey conducted by the center and the SCAN Foundation. The report found that two-thirds of California voters over the age of 40 are worried about paying for potential long-term care, and that more than half could only afford three months of in-home care.
Obesity: A Sept. 13th Headline News story with Dr. Drew Pinksy featured Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health, who commented on treatment for morbid obesity.
Children's Health: Dena Herman, assistant professor of community health sciences at the School of Public Health, was featured in a Sept. 12th KABC-Channel 7 report about how to get your children to eat healthier foods. The segment cited the National Children's Study, which Herman co-directs, and which studies the effects of environmental influences on children's health and development.