‘Chronic Disease’ Archive

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Seminar recap: Americans’ sweet tooth needs to be pulled

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Americans — especially adolescents and teens — consume far above the amount of calories in excess sugar than the recommended maximum and may be making themselves sick in the process, according to research presented at the Center’s Health Policy Seminar Series on May 31.

“There is an increasing amount of evidence linking consumption of excess … [ Read full post ]

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Majority of LA rental units remain unprotected from secondhand smoke despite HUD ruling

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

smokefreelogoRenters living in approximately 780,000 privately owned rental units remain unprotected from secondhand smoke in the city of Los Angeles, despite the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement that public housing developments in the U.S. will be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.

“This is terrific news,” said Peggy Toy, … [ Read full post ]

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Goal in So. LA: Get older adults to use preventive services

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

african senior patient with female nurseMany older African-Americans and other ethnic and racial minorities go without flu shots, cancer screenings and other preventive health tests for a variety of reasons, from lack of access to those services to a strong belief that some of them could be harmful, said Peggy Toy, project director of the Center’s Healthy Aging Partnerships [ Read full post ]

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Tenants on front line in battle against secondhand smoke

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

 

First came the feeling of irritation to her throat, nose and eyes.  Then came the nausea, dizziness and headaches. Carolina Lopez, a resident of a Mid-City apartment building in Central Los Angeles, had a new neighbor and a new problem: secondhand smoke.

Lopez, who is allergic to smoke, asked the neighbor to stop smoking … [ Read full post ]

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11.4 million California adults have a chronic condition

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

chronic_almanacForty percent of the state’s adults suffer from at least one chronic condition, according to a new California HealthCare Foundation report, “Californians with the Top Chronic Conditions: 11 Million and Counting.”

The report used 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data to study five major chronic diseases — asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure … [ Read full post ]

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On the move at Active Living Research conference

Friday, February 27th, 2015

susanbabey2011Sue Babey, senior research scientist at the Center, gave a presentation on adolescent physical activity at the Active Living Research (ALR) conference in San Diego this week and found organizers “practice what they preach,” working in physical activity breaks –  walking, running, volleyball — for conference participants.

Babey’s presentation was titled “Adolescent Physical Activity: … [ Read full post ]

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