Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis
Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to

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CPH In the Media: November 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is a lead author on joint position

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Institute prepares for handling disease disasters
Institute prepares for handling disease disasters

Ebola simulation gives disaster and health professionals hands-on experience On the morning of Nov. 4, 2019, Anna Chocallo arrived at a local health care facility. She had a fever, and

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CPH In the Media: October 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2019: Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor at the UGA Institute of Gerontology, spoke to Athens

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Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain
Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia

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UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force
UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force

The University of Georgia’s Toni Miles was invited to join a new state Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, led by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. In late August,

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Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2019: A study recently published by alumnae Ayanna Robinson (PhD ’18) found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies
UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using a new statistical model to help guide policy around food access in rural communities. The study authors wanted to know what conditions

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