For the weeks of March 19, 2011 - April 1, 2011
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SENIOR HEALTH: California Healthline and Asian News International reported March 30th on a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health showing that aging lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals in California are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to suffer from chronic health conditions and to live alone.
AIR POLLUTION: A March 28th op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner highlighted a study by James Enstrom, a researcher at the School of Public Health, about diesel exhaust's impact on human health.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: An article in March 24th's Los Angeles Watts Times about California and natural disasters cites a School of Public Health study examining how prepared California households are for a major earthquake.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH: Dena Herman, assistant adjunct professor of community health sciences at the School of Public Health, wrote a March 23rd El Diario (New York) newspaper column about healthy diets to prevent pediatric obesity.
Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, assistant professor of health services at the School of Public Health, was interviewed March 21st on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" about health care and health insurance for undocumented immigrants.
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY: Westside Today reported March 21st on the local launch of the National Children's Study (NCS) by the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities in the School of Public Health. The largest national study of children's health, it will examine how genetics and environment affect children's developmental health. Lead investigator Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of health services and director of the center, was quoted.
HEALTH CARE REFORM: A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health was cited March 17th in a California Healthline article about the implementation of medical homes in Riverside County.
Dylan Roby, a research scientist with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and assistant professor of health services at the School of Public Health, was quoted March 29th in the Los Angeles Times about a Los Angeles County program that aims to allow nurse practitioners to serve as primary care providers.
Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the School of Public Health and medical director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, commented March 29th on KNBC-Channel 4 about new tactics used in school cafeterias to entice students to choose healthy foods.
Jack Needleman, professor of health services at the School of Public Health, was quoted in a March 25th Boston Globe article about hospitals' challenges in balancing labor costs while maintaining appropriate staffing levels of nurses. He was also interviewed March 29th on KFWB 980's "Money 101 with Bob McCormick".
John Froines, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was cited March 24th in a Sacramento News and Review article and quoted in a March 18th San Francisco Chronicle article about the approved use of the pesticide methyl iodide for California's strawberry crops.
Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, commented March 28th on how health care reform's mandated benefits could affect health insurance premium costs. He was also quoted in a March 21st Los Angeles Daily News article about efforts to educate the public about the new health care reform law.