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June 28, 2019 to July 5, 2019

Features

Health risks from Aliso Canyon methane blowout
Associated Press; City News Service; MyNewsLA, Fox 11, KABC-TV, Los Angeles; KTTV-TV, Los Angeles; KTLA-TV, Los Angeles; KNX-AM, Los Angeles; and KCRW-FM, Los Angeles reported on research led by Diane Garcia-Gonzales finding that the methane blowout in Aliso Canyon released elevated levels of pollutants known or suspected to be associated with serious health problems. The Los Angeles Daily News, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Breeze and nine other papers ran the City News story. The Los Angeles Times, Ventura County Star, San Diego Union-Tribune, NBCLosAngeles.com, and 12 outlets syndicated the AP story. Garcia-Gonzales, a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Fielding School of Public health and the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability, commented in some of the coverage.

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The decline of health equity in the U.S.
U.S. News & World Report and NPR reported on research led by Fred Zimmerman, PhD, finding that gap between rich and poor Americans’ health is widening. Zimmerman, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in the coverage. Hawaii Public Radio, Texas Public Radio, KPBS, and 53 other stations ran the NPR story.

Sunscreen safety
The Hill published an opinion piece by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor in residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, that explains why the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations proposal to update its sunscreen regulations is welcome but long overdue.  

Quotables

Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an American Heart Association News article about how air pollution affects pregnant women. (July 2)

Steven Wallace, a professor of community health sciences and associate director of the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research, commented in an NPR story about health insurance for undocumented immigrants. Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, California; KUOW-FM, Seattle; WUNC-FM, Raleigh, North Carolina; WHYY-FM, Philadelphia; and WYPR-FM, Baltimore aired the report.

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Infection Control Today covered a statement by health experts, including Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor in residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, that calls for tech companies to help prevent the spread of vaccine misinformation. (July 2)

Kaiser Health News, in a story about black and Hispanic diabetics being twice as likely as whites to undergo amputation, cited 2014 research from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finding that people with diabetes in poorer neighborhoods in Los Angeles County were twice as likely to have a foot or leg amputated than those in wealthier areas. The St. Louis American syndicated the article. 

The Desert Sun cited research from UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Labor Center showing that many children who are eligible for Medi-Cal do not have insurance. (July 2)

 

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