HEALTH INSURANCE: KTTV-Channel 11 reported Oct.
26th on a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in
the Fielding School of Public Health showing that between 2009 and 2011, the
percentage of California residents who had health insurance through their own
or a family member's employment fell below 50 percent for the first time
HIV/AIDS DISPARITIES: AIDSmap Oct. 19th
highlighted an Archives of Internal Medicine editorial by Dr. William
Cunningham, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding
School of Public Health and of medicine, about racial disparities in
mortality rates for AIDS. The editorial accompanied a study finding that
while overall death rates from AIDS have fallen dramatically, rates for less
educated blacks remained the highest.
Huge differences in HIV mortality rates in US according to race, social and economic status
EASTER ISLAND'S WALKING STATUES: An article published
Oct. 23rd in Nature on the mystery behind the construction and
transportation of the giant stone heads on Easter Island cited research on
the Easter Island civilization 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, from his book
"Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed." Jo Anne Van Tilburg, a
research associate at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and director of
the institute's Rock Art Archive, was quoted.
Easter Island statues 'walked' out of quarry
AIR QUALITY: An Oct. 22nd KCET.org article
about alternative transportation in Southern California highlighted a study
by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health that found that
air quality improved dramatically in the Los Angeles area during the weekend
closure of the 405 freeway in July 2011.
Get Out of the Car: Walking CicLAvia No. 5
Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at the Fielding School of Public Health, and professor of pediatrics, was quoted Oct. 18th in an article in the Hartford Courant about correlations between infant mortality and race. He was also quoted in the Oct. 20th edition of the American Academy of Pediatrics Today newsletter in an article recapping a presentation he gave on the topic of creating bold changes in the field of child health. Child Health Experts, State Officials To Meet Friday
Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the
Fielding School of Public Health and professor of medicine, was quoted Oct.
23rd in an MSNBC.com article about the potentially adverse health
effects of caffeinated energy drinks.
When caffeine kills: Energy drinks under the spotlight