UGA study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients
UGA study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Sixty percent of stroke patients admitted to U.S. emergency rooms have elevated blood pressure, and many studies say that having high blood pressure at the time of stroke can lead

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CPH In the Media: November 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2018: Dr. Jenay Beer, a faculty member in health promotion and behavior and the Institute of

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UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term
UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term

Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic, and researchers worldwide are searching for sustainable interventions that may halt its progress. Now, a team of researchers from Fudan University in Shanghai,

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Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds
Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds

Imagine there is a powerful storm bearing down on your town. Officials are calling for everyone to evacuate. Where would you go – and if you couldn’t bring your pet,

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CPH In the Media: October 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2018: The Athens Wellbeing Project, led by health policy and management assistant professor Dr. Grace Bagwell

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UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care
UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care

The University of Georgia has received a national Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for its work in rural Georgia to save a local hospital from closing and

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Opioid symposium sheds light on national epidemic
Opioid symposium sheds light on national epidemic

The University of Georgia recently hosted a daylong symposium that brought faculty members and policymakers together to explore current research and seek solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic, a widespread issue

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Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births, UGA study finds
Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births, UGA study finds

Evidence linking stress and disease has been growing in recent years, and notably psychological stress during pregnancy has been associated with pregnancy loss, preterm birth and low birthweight. Yet, scientists

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Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer
Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer

As an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology and director of the university’s Assistive Robotics and Technology Lab, Jenay Beer conducts research at the intersection of social science and

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For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake
For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake

These days there’s a mobile app for just about anything, and college students are regularly interacting with apps on their smartphones. That’s why health promoters, health communicators and healthcare providers

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