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July 28, 2012 to August 10, 2012

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Senior health:
Modern Medicine reported Aug. 8th, the ABC-TV affiliate of Sarasota, FL., reported Aug. 6th, the Times of India reported Aug. 5th, and Medwire reported Aug. 3rd on a JAMA study by Dr. Anne Coleman, professor-in-residence of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA's Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine 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. Coleman was quoted.

Cataract surgery reduces hip fracture risk

How cataract surgery cuts hip fracture risk

Cataract surgery lowers risk of fall

Cataract surgery reduces hip fracture, as well as improving eye sight

Chemo Brain Study: HealthCanal.com reported Aug. 8th on a UCLA study testing rehabilitation techniques to treat cancer survivors' "chemo brain." Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health services at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, led the research.

What Was I Thinking? Chemo Brain Sufferers Sought For Intervention Study at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center

Retinoblastoma Study: Research showing that babies born to U.S.-born Latinas are at greater risk for retinoblastoma than their foreign-born counterparts was covered Aug. 6th by La Opinion, Medical News Today, Medical Daily, Red Orbit, News-Medical.net, HealthCanal.com, Medical Xpress, Science Codex, Science Blog, Armenian Medical Network, Best Medical Alternatives, El Silenciero, Today Topics, Interesting Tech and Examiner.com. Dr. Beate Ritz, chair of epidemiology and professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Julia Heck, an assistant researcher at the Fielding School, led the study.

Bebés de hispanas de EEUU tienen más riesgo de tumor de retina

Greater Incidence Of Babies With Retinoblastoma In US-Born Latinas

Poor Pregnancy Behavior Among U.S. Latina's May Increase Chances of Retinoblastoma

Babies Born To US-Born Latinas At Risk Of Retinoblastoma

Children of U.S.-born Latina women more likely to develop retinoblastoma

Across the border: Children of U.S.-born Latinas more likely to get retina cancer, study finds

US-born Latinas at great risk of having babies with retinoblastoma

Children of U.S.-born Latinas more likely to get retina cancer

Hispanas con más riesgo de tener bebés con tumor de retina, según un estudio

Latino children born in the US are at higher risk for eye cancer

Rapid Parkinson's Progression: The Mobility Project ran an Aug. 3rd story on research by Dr. Beate Ritz, chair of epidemiology and professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, finding that Parkinson's sufferers who possess two variants of a risk gene progressed faster toward motor decline than patients without these variants. Ritz was quoted.

Study: Gene Variants Could Predict Rate of Motor Decline in Parkinson's

Medicaid: Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Aug. 1st on KPCC-89.3 FM's "AirTalk" about a plan by conservative Republicans in Congress to cut federal spending on Medicaid.

Congressional Republicans aim to slash millions from Medicaid

Romney Misses Gist of Jared Diamond Book: The New York Times on August 1st featured an op-ed by Jared Diamond, professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, professor of geography and professor of physiology, questioning whether presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has cited Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Guns, Germs and Steel," has actually read the book.

Romney Hasn't Done His Homework

Eye-Opening Cataract Study: Medical News Today reported August 2nd, Time, HealthDay TV, Global Post, Medical Daily, Medical News Today and a Harvard blog reported Aug. 1st; and The New York Times, Reuters Health, WebMD, HealthDay News, MedPage Today, the Chicago affiliate of ABC News, the Providence, RI-affiliate of NBC News, the CBS affiliates in New York and Las Vegas reported July 31st on a study by Dr. Anne Coleman, professor-in-residence of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA's Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the Center for Eye Epidemiology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, her research found that elderly people who get cataract surgery for poor vision suffer significantly less falls and hip fractures than seniors who don't undergo the procedure. The HealthDay report was syndicated by Yahoo! News and U.S. News & World Report.

Cataract Surgery Reduces Risk Of Hip Fractures Among Elderly

Improving Vision with Cataract Surgery Has Another Benefit: Fewer Broken Hips in Elderly

Preventing Hip Fractures

Cataract surgery may prevent hip fractures

Cataract Surgery May Reduce Fall-Related Injuries

Hip Fracture Risk Lower After Cataract Surgery

Cataract removal linked to fewer hip fractures

Improved Vision After Cataract Surgery Lowers Risk of Broken Hips, Study Finds

Fewer hip fractures after cataract surgery

Cataract Surgery May Help Prevent Hip Fractures

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture

Fracture Risk Falls with Cataract Repair

Cataract surgery may lower hip fracture risk

Cataract surgery could lower risk for hip fractures

Doctors and the Use of the Word 'Obese': A blog article published July 31st on the Southern California Public Radio website and about how physicians should discuss issues of childhood obesity with patients and parents featured expert commentary by Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, associate professor of pediatrics, and director of the Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Slusser also commented July 30th in a San Gabriel Valley Tribune article on a proposed soda tax in El Monte.

Doctors need to watch their language when it comes to obesity

Experts and business advocates weigh in on El Monte's soda tax proposal

Briefs

The August 28th Fresno Bee cited a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School of Public Health that tracked California childhood obesity rates on a county-by-county basis.

Obese Valley children suffer adult ailments

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