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 FSPH In The News

FSPH In The News - for the week of April 26, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
April 26, 2019 to May 3, 2019

Features

Change in food packages reduces childhood obesity
Futurity and Integrated Health Retailer reported on a study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Tulane University finding that improved food packages under a federal nutrition program reduced the risk of obesity for 4-year-olds who had started the program at birth.

Air pollution’s effects on the unborn
Environmental Health News published an article about Beate Ritz, PhD, and her studies into the harmful effects that exposure to air pollution among pregnant women has on their unborn children. Ritz is a professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

How Parental Leave Policies Impact a Family’s Health
Your Health radio featured Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, who discussed her research addressing the impact of parental leave policies of the health of families.

Sugar or honey in your coffee?
Well+Good interviewed Dana Hunnes, PhD, in a story about the health effects of honey contrasted with other sugars. Dr. Hunnes is a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Quotable

Kathryn Kietzman, PhD, a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in a Graying California article about the need for caregivers for the state’s rapidly aging population.

Gerald Kominski, PhD, commented in a CNBC.com article about a study from the American Cancer Society finding that the high cost of health care in the U.S. is causing financial hardship for more than half of U.S. adults. Kominski is a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and senior fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Nadereh Pourat, PhD, commented in a CALmatters article about the possible inclusion of eyeglass coverage for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Pourat is associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor-in-residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Steven Wallace, PhD, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in three Graying California stories:

• A look at the surging number of seniors in the state
• How middle-class seniors who bought their homes decades ago can still live the California dream
• Why California is not prepared to handle the rapid growth of its aging population. 

Briefs

Kaiser Health News, in a story about diabetic amputations, cited research from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research within the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health finding that Californians with diabetes who receive regular care and do not visit the emergency room are less likely to get amputations. CNN.com carried the article.

An op-ed in Emergency Medicine News about the role that hospitals can play in helping homeless and vulnerable patients cited research from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, part of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The article also mentioned Steven Wallace, PhD, professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School and associate director of the center.