Posts Tagged ‘Chronic Disease’

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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Nearly 1.3 million California women report having serious mental stress

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Nearly 1.3 million women in California – 9 percent of the state’s adult females– experience serious psychological distress (SPD) in a given year, according to a new Public Health Institute policy brief that uses data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

The study’s authors, including Center Faculty Associate Roberta Wyn, found that half … [ Read full post ]

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Q&A with Ying Ying Meng on new diabetes study

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Ying-Ying Meng is the lead author of a new Center study on the rate of hospitalized patients with diabetes. In this brief interview, she talks about why diabetes patients are more costly to care for in the hospital than patients without diabetes, whether diabetes rates will come down in the future, and how policymakers can … [ Read full post ]

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Diabetes found in one-third of hospitalized patients in state

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

One in three people who end up hospitalized in California have diabetes, according to the a new policy brief published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

Although diabetes may not be the initial reason for these hospitalizations, the disproportionate share of patients with the … [ Read full post ]

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Tulare County’s local excess crops feed locals in need

Monday, April 7th, 2014

CHIS_Logo-smHealth educator Sarah Ramirez is trying to improve the diets of undernourished residents in Tulare County by harvesting and delivering excess local farm produce to food banks, CNN reports. The story says nearly three-quarters of adults in the area are either overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

Working as … [ Read full post ]

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Asthma: An entire family sick, a mother’s campaign

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

By Jazmin Zane, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Health DATA Program

Martha Cota remembers her son’s fight for life.  She can still see his purple lips and nails.  She can still hear the awful sound of hospital respirators.

That was 20 years ago.  The culprit?  Asthma.  It had put her son in the hospital.  … [ Read full post ]

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