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Prostate cancer: A National Institutes of Health panel's recommendation for men with low-risk prostate cancer to wait and see if their disease progresses before treating it was covered Dec. 7th by the Washington Post, NPR, Fox News, USA Today, Family Practice News, Health Day News, Reuters, Med Page Today, Heal Blog, Harvard Health Publications, Daily Rx, Medical Xpress, Zee News and the Huffington Post. Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health services at the School of Public Health, director of cancer prevention and control research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and panel member, was quoted.

Many U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer should delay or forgo treatment, panel says

Panel: 'Watchful Wait' OK For Many Prostate Cancers

Some Men Can Delay Prostate Cancer Treatment, Panel Says

NIH panel urges research on treating early prostate cancer

Panel Endorses Surveillance for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Active Surveillance May Benefit Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Some men can delay prostate cancer treatment: panel

NIH Panel Backs Delayed Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Men with Low Prostate Cancer Risk Can Gain From Active Surveillance

For some prostate cancers, waiting beats treatment

Surveillance, Not Action, for Prostate Cancer?

Panel endorses active monitoring and delay of treatment for low-risk prostate cancer

Some Men Can Delay Prostate Cancer Treatment: Panel

Some Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Can Delay Treatment, Panel Says

Mental Health: A Los Angeles Times blog, San Francisco's KQED, California Healthline and United Press International reported Dec. 1st on a study finding that nearly two million California adults need mental health treatment, but the majority receive no services or inadequate services. David Grant, director of the California Health Interview Survey, which is administered by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was featured.

Eight percent of Californians need mental-health care

Mental Health Care May be Mandated in California, But Most Aren't Getting Treated

Mental Health Needs High, Treatment Low

2M Californians need mental health help

Quotables

Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 8th Los Angeles Times article about the amount California spends per person on health care.

California's healthcare spending per person among lowest in U.S.

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, commented Dec. 7th in the Los Angeles Times story about environmental factors that may contribute to breast cancer development.

Life choices dwarf pollutants in breast cancer risk, report finds

Dr. Antronette Yancey, professor of health services at the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 3rd New York Times article about how to exercise while at work.

Don't Just Sit There, Work Out at Your Desk

Leeka Kheifets, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, was quoted in the Nov. 27th Arizona Republic about the possible health effects of radio frequencies and electromagnetic radiation by utilities installing "smart meters" on homes and businesses.

Arizona power fee may mirror 'smart meter' plan in Calif.

Frederick Zimmerman, chair of health services at the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Nov. 17th Washington Post article about smart-phone apps designed for children.

Kid apps explode on smartphones and tablets. But are they good for your children?

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