An SPH delegation recently traveled to Jamaica to sign a formal agreement with health leaders of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The delegation included Deborah Lasher (MPH ’98) and Angie Lillehei (MPH’ 85), dean John Finnegan, student Remi Douah, assistant professor Paul Allwood, (MPH ’95, PhD ’04) and staff member Liz Stadther. The [...]
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In her study, Pinar Karaca-Mandic found that children of parents who pay more out-of-pocket costs use their asthma control medication less often and have more asthma-related hospitalizations.
An increasing number of public health experts are calling for a soda pop tax as a way to combat obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, while reducing health care costs. Roger Feldman, a professor and health policy expert at the University of Minnesota, is a strong advocate for a pop tax.
He said that 34 percent of Americans are overweight and another 34 percent are obese.
Good news for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — or COPD: A clinical trial involving more than 1,100 people has found that a common antibiotic called azithromycin can reduce the occurrence and severity of COPD exacerbations or flareups.