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January 28, 2012 to February 10, 2012

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: Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was featured in a Feb. 6th San Bernardino Sun article and a Feb. 8th Sacramento Bee report on a Center study showing a significant rise in the number of California residents with medical debt.

Nearly 30 percent of SB County residents had no health insurance in 2009

Job cuts leave more California residents in medical debt, UCLA study says

Environmental health: Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was featured Jan. 29th on PBS' "Tavis Smiley" show. Jackson, who also hosts the PBS show "Designing Healthy Communities," was interviewed about his research linking public health and city design. The California Report featured an article Jan. 31st, and The New York Times also featured blog articles Jan. 30th, Jan. 31st, and Feb. 6th highlighting Dr. Jackson's work.

Dr. Richard Jackson, UCLA School of Public Health

If We Build It, Will People Be More Healthy?

Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

What is Car Culture Doing to Our Children?

Making City Streets Safer

Breast Cancer Survivors: EmpowHer and Cancer Kick reported Jan. 26th, Hope 4 Cancer reported Jan. 31st, and KFI 640AM reported Feb. 6th on a study finding that younger women with breast cancer suffer more mental distress than older women with breast cancer. 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, led the study.

Studies Seeks Young, Same-Sex Breast Cancer Survivors to address Quality of Life Issues

Quality of Life for Younger Breast Cancer Patients More Adversely Affected than Older Women, UCLA Study Finds

Health care costs: 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 Feb. 1st on Capital Public Radio about the effects of rising health care costs on the labor force.

Rising Health Costs a Root Cause of Labor Strikes, UCLA Expert Says

Nutrition: A Jan. 31st Buffalo News story about how pomegranates may protect against rheumatoid arthritis cited a study by Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health and professor of medicine, showing that the antioxidant properties of pomegranate juice are greater than those of blueberry juice, cranberry juice and red wine. Heber was quoted.

Pomegranates may ease arthritis symptoms

Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health, commented in a Jan. 24th Miami Herald column that originally ran in the Chicago Tribune.

Start small to build habits that stick

QUOTABLES

John Froines, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was quoted on Feb. 5th by the Washington Post about a federal judge delaying the release of a report on whether diesel exhaust causes lung cancer.

Diesel report's publication delayed as industry demands to see documents first

Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor of health services and director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, commented Feb. 8th in a MedScape story about the use of active surveillance for men with low-grade prostate cancer.

Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted Feb. 2nd by the Contra Costa Times about healthcare savings for Medicare recipients in the first year of the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare reform law saves 3.6 million Americans $2.1 billions

Shira Shafir, assistant adjunct professor at the School of Public Health and program coordinator for the UCLA Global Health Training Program, was quoted in a Jan. 29th Canadian Press article about a raccoon parasite turning up in human patients.

Raccoon parasite found in humans

Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the School of Public Health, assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital, was interviewed Jan. 29th on CBS's "Evening News" about the Los Angeles Unified School District's efforts to introduce healthier foods into school lunches.

Some call healthy L.A. school lunches inedible