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August 18, 2017 to August 24, 2017

Features

Few women with history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer take a recommended genetic test -- A new study conducted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, indicating that few women undergo genetic testing despite its proven effectiveness, was featured by several news media outlets including Aug. 24 by Medscape, Daily Mail, Medical Xpress, News-Medical.net, Newswise and Gears of Biz. Dr. James Macinko, professor of health policy and management and community health sciences, and senior author on the study, was quoted.

Op-ed: Preventing dementia through healthy behavior -- U.S. News & World Report on Aug. 22 published an op-ed by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor in residence in the Department of Health Policy and Management, about new studies that suggest exercise, healthy diet and good sleep may reduce the risk of dementia.

Californians who are unmarried, living together least likely to go without sex -- The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 21 ran a story based on data from California Health Interview data, administered by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, reporting that 1 in 10 Californians ages 25 to 45  didn't have sex in the last year. Coverage was carried by NewsEdge.com, Brazil Business Today, Fresno Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, First World News Channel,

They’re lovable, but pets don’t improve health, study says -- Fox News on Aug. 21 published a RAND study about the health of children with pets that is based on data from the California Health Interview Survey, administered by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The story first appeared in San Jose Mercury News and other media.

UCLA Public Health alumnus named to leading worker’ compensation group -- WorkersCompensation.com on Aug. 17 featured UCLA Public Health alumnus Gregory Moore (MPH, ‘03) for being named CEO of CLARA analytics, a division of LeanTaaS, a company that provides predictive analytics for workers’ compensation.

Is Epigenetics Inherited? -- Harvard Magazine featured epigenetics research conducted by Dr. Karin Michels, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Quotables

Dr. Teresa Ellen Seeman, professor of epidemiology with a joint appointment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, commented in The List about the role of interpersonal social networks in maintaining physical health.

Briefs

The Cavalier Daily on Aug. 22 featured research by Professor Emeritus Dr. Frederick J. Dorey, suggesting to adjust the parameters for indicating statistical significance to improve data reproducibility.

The Press-Democrat on Aug. 20 cited research from the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in an op-ed article by the California Nurses Association pressuring Rendon to release SB562, the Medicare-for-all bill on hold in the Senate.

Prim Content on Aug. 20 cited Dr. Roshan Bastani, professor of health policy and management, for her role in a multidisciplinary UCLA-based computational model that reflects how humans think and communicate, which could lend insight into how parents feel about vaccines.

Excélsior Aug. 21 cited asthma data from California Health Interview survey in a story about diesel trucks being exempt from new emission-reduction standards for many years. The story originally ran in California Healthline.

Gettysburg Times on Aug. 24 cited research UCLA School of Public Health conducted during the 1970s about the role of silica for bone development.

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