FREE HEALTH CLINIC: NBC's "Nightly News" reported Sept. 28th on the Care Harbor clinic, co-sponsored by UCLA Health System, which provided free health care to thousands of uninsured and underinsured Los Angeles-area residents. 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.
BEDSORES, PATIENT MORTALITY: The Los Angeles Daily News reported Oct. 2nd, The Examiner and Science Codex reported Oct. 1st, on a study led by Courtney H. Lyder, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, linking bedsores and patient mortality. Lyder was quoted in all coverage.
CARMAGEDDON IMPROVED AIR QUALITY: A study by Yifang Zhu, associate professor of environmental health sciences 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 was highlighted Oct. 2nd in the Atlantic, and Sept. 28th in an Examiner blog, CBS-Los Angeles, and E! Science News. Zhu was quoted in the coverage.
Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted Oct. 2nd in a Detroit Free Press article about research suggesting that young mothers may be at higher risk for breast cancer.