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January 5, 2013 to January 11, 2013


COPPER: The Pasadena Star-News ran a Jan. 4th column about how copper surfaces may help reduce the spread of dangerous bacteria in hospitals. Peter Sinsheimer, executive director of the UCLA Law and Environmental Health Sustainable Technology & Policy Program, a joint initiative of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA School of Law, was quoted.

Infection Files: Copper, the microbe-fighting metal


AGING: The USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism reported Jan. 3rd on the emerging health and social issues impacting aging Latinos. Steven Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and chair of community health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted. 

As number of aging Latinos increases, so do story possibilities


AGING: A Jan. 2nd Jewish Home for the Aging blog story featured Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in the Fielding School of Public Health, addressing key diet and exercise strategies to improve strength as we age.

Strengthening the Body


LEARNING FROM PAST SOCIETIES: Multiple media outlets reported Dec. 26th – Jan. 10th on "The World Until Yesterday," a new book by Jared Diamond, professor of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of geography and of physiology, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author, that explores what traditional societies can teach modern industrialized civilization in the way of health habits, social interaction and politics. Diamond is quoted.

Breakfast with Jared

'The World Until Yesterday' review: Tribal societies offer lessons in new Jared Diamond book

Jared Diamond's 'The World Until Yesterday' is as ambitious as it sounds 

Jared Diamond takes us forward to the past

For a more confident baby, ditch the pram and carry them upright: Technique allows child to observe world as parents see it

Review: Book sheds light on traditional societies

Jared Diamond: Learning From The Past

Echoes of our ancestors: traditional vs. modern societies

Today on The Cycle: Diamond in the rough

Alternate methods of being human


HEALTH INSURANCE RATES: Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Jan. 8th on KCRW-89.9 FM’s “Which Way, LA?” about moves by major health insurance companies to significantly raise rates for some of their customers.

California Health Insurers Request Big Rate Increases



An article published Jan. 10th by China's Xinhua News Service about a recent increase in gun purchases in the United States cited data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health on gun-ownership rates in California. 

Guns for guns, dilemma for gun control in US