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June 29, 2018 to July 6, 2018

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“Chickenpox shows how unprepared we are at the border”
In his latest op-ed for The Hill (July 2), Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor-in-residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, describes some of the public health risks posed by the practice of placing thousands of refugees together in detention centers where infectious diseases may spread and systematic health screenings and treatment are lacking. Kaiser Health News included the op-ed in its KHN Morning Briefing.

QUOTABLES

Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of cancer prevention and control research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted in an Oncology Times article (July 5) about the causes and possible remedies for the cognitive challenges related to cancer treatment that are collectively known as chemo brain.

“I've seen lawyers, physicians and others who simply couldn't go back to what they were doing before. When you see that, you believe that this problem is real.” 
– Dr. Patricia Ganz in Oncology Times 

Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, commented in a Snopes.com (July 5) article about the claim that a person can live off a diet of potatoes and butter.

“You can certainly survive healthily — it’s been done. Would I recommend it for people? No. Because I think you’d be bored in that diet.”
--Dana Hunnes in Snopes.com

Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School, was quoted by CALmatters (July 3) in a story about pilot programs sponsored by the California Health and Human Services Agency that focus on making people healthier overall rather than just treating their chronic illnesses. The story also ran in Medical Health News.

Across the country, “I don’t see anyone else taking on such a big task.”
--Nadereh Pourat in CALmatters

BRIEFS

The Santa Monica Lookout (July 3) cited a 2015 report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health that found that almost 25 percent of Californians are obese.

An article in Malaysiakini (July 2), a news site based in Malaysia, cited research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health reporting that many countries allow children under age 18 to marry with parental consent.

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