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October 15, 2011 to October 28, 2011

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Health Services: Dylan Roby, a research scientist with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and assistant professor of health services at the School of Public Health, was quoted Oct. 22nd in The Press-Enterprise about options to alleviate the doctor shortage and provide care to patients in the Inland area.
INLAND: 3,000 doctors already needed

Pediatrician ExamsThe Huffington Post published an Oct. 20th blog that cited a UCLA study led by Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of health services and director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at the School of Public Health. He found that 1 in 3 pediatric patients spend 10 minutes or less with their doctors during checkups. 
Modern Pediatrics Needs Health Care to Evolve

SENIOR HEALTH: Articles in Oct. 15th's Santa Monica Daily Press and New America Media about the fixed incomes of senior citizens cited research by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health that found that seniors in California need more than twice the federal poverty level to afford basic necessities.
Sluggish economy hurting Santa Monica seniors on fixed incomes

New Cal Law Could Be Game-Changer on Elder Poverty

PollutionThe Toronto Globe & Mail reported Oct. 13th on a School of Public Health study led by Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, and Michelle Wilhelm, an assistant researcher in epidemiology, that found a higher rate of pre-term births among women in Los Angeles exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution. Ritz was quoted.
Premature births linked to traffic pollution

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Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health, commented Oct. 26th in HealthDay News on research about hormones regulating appetite and hunger that help the body regain weight after dieting.
'Hunger Hormones' May Drive Post-Dieting Weight Gain

David Hayes-Bautista, professor of health services at the School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, was quoted Oct. 20th in a Fresno Bee article about California’s declining birthrate.
California birthrate lowest since Great Depression, state data show

Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted Oct. 19th in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about a local health fair providing free medical and dental care to primarily uninsured patients. Lavarreda also appeared Oct. 18th on a University of Southern California’s Annenberg Radio News broadcast to discuss CareNow, a free health care clinic housed on the LA Sports Arena.
HEALTH FAIR: Charitable doctors fly in for Riverside clinic

Free health Clinic a 'Band-Aid' Fix to Uninsurance Problem

Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health services at the School of Public Health and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted Oct. 17th in a USA Today article about women choosing to have preventive mastectomies. Her comments were cited Oct. 17th on Examiner.com and the Desert Sun, and Oct. 16th in the Tucson Citizen.
'Preventive' breast cancer surgery has some docs alarmed

More women undergoing preventive breast cancer surgery

'Preventive' mastectomies, concern rising

 

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