Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents
Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents

In the spring of 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 people. The disaster displaced thousands of people as local and

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Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV
Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but new research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the

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CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2018: Epidemiology professor Dr. Toni Miles spoke to the AJC about the impact of grief in

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School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says
School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says

Almost one in three 10-year-olds in Georgia is overweight or obese. With childhood obesity on the rise across the U.S., states and other stakeholders have been exploring policies that may

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College efforts to prevent obesity rooted in communities
College efforts to prevent obesity rooted in communities

Obesity is a serious and costly problem in Georgia, which now has the 20th highest adult obesity rate in the nation according to a recent report by The State of Obesity

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CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2017: Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang’s receipt of the Translational Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology was

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Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure
Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified several new genes that influence how the body regulates blood pressure. This may help scientists develop novel blood pressure treatments or even allow

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CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results
CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results

Treating high blood pressure is expensive. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension costs the U.S. healthcare system $48.6 billion each year. Typically, controlling high blood pressure is left up

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Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang honored by SOT for translational research in toxicology
Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang honored by SOT for translational research in toxicology

Jia-Sheng Wang, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Public Health at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2018 Translational Impact Award from the Society of

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Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work
Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work

Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger—these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and

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