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January 19, 2013 to January 25, 2013

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FIELDING SCHOOL ENTRANCE: The Daily Bruin reported Jan. 25th on the new graffiti art designed and painted by FSPH students that lines the temporary construction tunnel that marks the entry to the Fielding School of Public Health. 
Artists beautify temporary tunnel with mural 

CHILDHOOD OBESITY: Endocrine Today, The Huffington Post and HealthDay News reported Jan. 17th; Xinhua News and the Providence Journal (R.I.) reported Jan. 18th; and NPR affiliate WEKU 88.9FM (Kentucky) reported Jan. 22; and on a study led by Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities in the Fielding School of Public Health, that found that obese children are at far greater risk for a variety of other immediate health problems than was previously thought. Halfon was quoted in the coverage.

Childhood obesity increased risk for developmental, physical health problems

Childhood Obesity Linked To Wide Range Of Health Problems

Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Obese children suffer more beyond our expectations

Childhood obesity poses immediate health threats to kids

Childhood Obesity Linked to More Immediate Health Problems

 

CANCER: Dr. Mark Litwin, professor of health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health and chair of urology, was interviewed live Jan. 18th on the Bill Carroll Show on KFI 640AM about steroid use and testicular cancer.

JARED DIAMOND: Jan. 17th's New York Times featured a Q&A with UCLA professor of geography and physiology Jared Diamond about his favorite books. The piece referenced Diamond's 1997 book "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies."

Jared Diamond: By the Book  



HPV VACCINE: A story by Healio on January 17th cited findings from UCLA's California Health Interview Survey, a comprehensive bienniel study of the health and well-being of the state's residents conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, showing that the daughters of Spanish-speaking Hispanic parents are less likely to receive the HPV vaccine than daughters of English-speaking Hispanic parents in California.

Children of Spanish-speaking parents less likely to receive HPV vaccine



CHILDREN'S HEALTH: Santa Ynez Valley News reported Jan. 15th on the 2012 California County Scorecard of Children's Well-Being, an online report that tracks 28 key indicators of child well-being over time. The report cited research from UCLA's California Health Interview Survey, a comprehensive bienniel study of the health and well-being of the state's residents conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health.

‘Scorecard’ rates children’s well-being


LGBT HEALTH: The Daily Bruin reported Jan. 14th on a health policy brief released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, showing that members of the LGBT community are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their peers. The report cited research from UCLA's California Health Interview Survey, a comprehensive bienniel study of the health and well-being of the state's residents conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

UCLA study reveals suicide rates in California

HEALTH CARE REFORM: A health policy brief released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health was cited in a Jan. 11th Daily Bruin article, and a Jan. 13th Sacramento Bee article about the cost of health care expansion in California.

Health care expansion comes at low price to state

Wary of cost, Brown commits state to health reform



Huffington Post reported Jan. 10th on a letter condemning a CIA hoax that involved the agency gaining access to Osama bin Laden's former compound under the guise of administering vaccinations. The letter was signed by a number of public health school deans, including Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School.

CIA Polio Vaccine Hoax Condemned By Public Health Deans



Briefs

Dr. Alice Kuo, associate professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, was cited Jan. 15th in the Los Angeles Times and Jan. 21st in the Beverly Hills Courier about a recent study that found young children should have their hearing tested more frequently.

Young children should have hearing tested more frequently: study

Routine Screening Shown Effective In Detecting Early Childhood Hearing Loss


Quotables

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor of health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health, professor of pediatrics and Los Angeles County's director of public health, was quoted in a Jan. 24th Daily Bruin article about California's "widespread" flu infections.

Increase of flu infections prompts students to take measures


Dylan Roby, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's health economics and evaluation research program, part of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Jan. 20th Associated Press article about Arizona's plans to fund the expansion of Medicaid in the state by implementing a new tax on hospitals.

Increase of flu infections prompts students to take measures

 

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