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  • What do Urban College Students Really Think about Health Insurance?

    October 9, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Health insurance is important for everyone, and college students are no exception. At CUNY, nearly ten percent of its more than 270,000 students have no insurance at all, even though many qualify for free or low-cost options. This places them at risk for both health and financial catastrophe. As part of the University’s Healthy CUNY Initiative, […]

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  • The effects of dementia on family wealth may contribute to economic disparities between black-Americans and non-Black Americans

    October 9, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Dementia is a costly health condition, with the majority of the economic burden falling upon the families of those suffering with the disease. Black Americans, who are at greater risk of developing dementia than white Americans, hold on average less than one-eighth of he wealth of white Americans, and thus may be disproportionally affected by […]

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  • Testing substance use self-screening at university health centers

    October 1, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Alcohol and drug use is a major health issue among college students. Rates of substance use among young adults, including college students, exceed those of the general adult population and may lead to short- and long-term health consequences. In spite of this, most university student health centers have not implemented alcohol or drug screening as standard […]

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  • Management’s ‘overt lack of concern’ for employee health and safety puts non-union casino hotel workers at risk

    October 1, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Non-union Las Vegas casino resort workers face increased health and safety risks due in large part to management’s lack of concern for and vigilance surrounding employee work conditions. To understand the health- and safety-related experiences of non-union casino hotel employees, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Associate Professor Diana Romero, doctoral alumnus […]

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  • Genetic Determinants of Telomere Length in African American Youth

    September 24, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Telomeres are DNA-protein structures that play a vital role in maintaining DNA stability and integrity. Telomere length (TL) is an important biomarker of aging and overall health, but TL has been mostly studied in adult populations of European or Asian ancestry. CUNY SPH Professor Luisa N. Borrell was one of the senior authors of the first […]

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  • CUNY SPH researchers critique new guidelines regarding neurocysticercosis

    September 17, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    The Infectious Disease Society of America/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene recently developed new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of neurocysticercosis (NC), caused by infection with Taenia solium, a tapeworm found in pork. But CUNY SPH researchers say some of the recommendations are based on poor or limited evidence. Dr. Elizabeth Kelvin, Associate […]

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  • A geospatial approach to identifying causes of childhood diarrhea in West Africa

    September 17, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Diarrhea is a leading cause of malnutrition in young children and is globally the second leading cause of death among post-neonatal children under five. A quarter of all global cases occur in Africa, with particularly high burden countries in West Africa. This disparity led Drs. Gillian Dunn, of Hawaii Pacific University, and Glen Johnson, of […]

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  • Professor Karen Flórez awarded grant for study of diabetes among Mexican Americans

    September 17, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Dr. Karen Flórez, Assistant Professor of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Sciences at CUNY SPH, was awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseasesto conduct a study of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Mexican Americans. The goal of the proposed project is to examine the influence of […]

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  • Club drug users on PrEP at increased risk of contracting bacterial sexually transmitted infections

    September 11, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Club drug (ketamine, ecstasy, GHB, cocaine, and methamphetamine) use has been documented to be higher among gay and bisexual men (GBM) and has been shown to increase the risk of HIV transmission due to its connection with sexual behavior Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk of HIV transmission and may be particularly beneficial for […]

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  • CUNY SPH researcher helps define subtypes of ovarian cancer

    September 4, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    In a new paper published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Associate Professor Levi Waldron and colleagues resolved the long-standing controversy over how to define molecular subtypes of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma, the most common form of ovarian cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United […]

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