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August 25, 2012 to September 14, 2012


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NURSE STAFFING ISSUES: Jack Needleman, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed in the September 2012 issue of AHRQ WebM&M about how nurse staffing affects the safety, reliability and quality of hospital patient care.
In Conversation with…Jack Needleman, PhD

IMPROVED HEALTH THROUGH URBAN DESIGN: The Associated Press reported September 12th that Dr. Richard J. Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been awarded the Heinz Prize for his research on the links between public health and the design of cities.
Heinz awards honor contemporary composer, 4 others

SENIOR HEALTH: The Sept. 11th Huffington Post cited a JAMA study by Dr. Anne Coleman, professor-in-residence of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health, Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Center for Eye Epidemiology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, finding that seniors who undergo cataract surgery to improve their vision also reduce their chance of hip fractures due to falls.
As Fall Approaches, a Checklist to Keep Family Elders Steady on Their Feet

HEALTH CARE: 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 Sept. 10th on KPCC-89.3 FM's "AirTalk" about new research showing that some $750 billion is wasted each year in the U.S. health care system as a result of unnecessary services, inefficient delivery of care, excessive administrative costs, price inflation, prevention failure and fraud.
$750 billion wasted in the American health care industry every year...

CHEMO BRAIN STUDY: KCBS-Channel 2 featured a study Sept. 6th that helps breast cancer survivors overcome post-treatment cognitive problems, often referred to as chemo brain. The study is led by Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Local Researchers Help Cancer Patients Deal With After Effects Of Chemotherapy

CHILDREN'S HEALTH: A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School of Public Health showing that a California pilot program that organizes health care services for low-income children with life-threatening illnesses improves patients' quality of life and reduces medical costs, was featured in the August 29th Los Angeles Times. Daphna Gans, a research scientist with the center, was quoted.
UCLA study suggests Partners for Children benefits patients, state

MALE FERTILITY: The Growing Your Baby blog reported Aug. 23rd on a study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing showing that eating two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm quality among younger men. Wendie Robbins, professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health and of nursing, was cited.
Can Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality?


Quotables


William McCarthy, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and of psychology, was quoted in a Sept. 4th New York Times article about New York City cutting too many calories from public school lunches.
Lunch Trays Got Too Lean in City's Fight Against Fat

Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in the Aug. 30th Los Angeles Times about a conflict between the California Medical Assn. and health insurance company Aetna.
Dispute between Aetna, California Medical Assn. heats up

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