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August 11, 2017 to August 17, 2017

Features

Testing for gonorrhea -- VICE's Tonic on Aug. 16 highlighted a UCLA laboratory test in a report on research into treatments for sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, adjunct professor of epidemiology with a joint appointment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was senior author of a study describing the test and was quoted.

They're lovable, but pets don't improve health, study says -- Romper on Aug. 14, Science Alert and Medical News Today on Aug. 12, and Norwegian website Research, featured 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.

Dietitian weighs in on the safety of juice cleanses -- Healthline on Aug. 11 interviewed Dr. Dana Hunnes for a story on the safety of fasts and cleanses promoted by celebrities. Hunnes is adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Ninez Ponce appointed to National Center for Health Statistics advisory board -- UCLA Asia Pacific Center on Aug. 10 featured Dr. Ninez Ponce, FSPH professor of health policy and management and principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, for being appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics, a statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Quotables

KPCC-FM on Aug. 10 quoted Dr. Jack Needleman, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, in a story about whether hospital doctors should undergo drug-testing.

Ventura County Star on Aug. 10 quoted Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, about the relationship between doctors’ compensation and providing care to people affected by poverty.

Briefs

YubeNet.com on Aug. 15 cited data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in an article about how federal funding cuts would harm older California residents who struggle to afford basic necessities. 

Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 11 cited research conducted by the Fielding School's WORLD Policy Analysis Center about the health benefits of family leave policies.

Arizona Capitol Times on Aug. 10 published an op-ed about the Affordable Care Act replacement bill authored by Dr. John Newport, former senior health care policy analyst at the UCLA School of Public Health.

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