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Krueger on education link to health and wealth

May 7, 2019

"We often think about health insurance access or medical procedures, like mammography or colonoscopy, as the most important drivers of health," said study co-author Patrick Krueger, Associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences. "But education could be a more substantial contributor to longevity than medical care. Policy...

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Rooks on aging African American demographics

Feb. 12, 2019

Ronica Rooks, Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Science, says research documents show that older African-Americans have higher rates of chronic diseases, more frequent disabilities and a shorter life expectancy. Aging African-Americans are hit with a double-whammy: health and financial troubles USA Today , Feb 6

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Melnick and Li on plate effects on kids’ eating

Aug. 23, 2018

Published this month, research in Association of Plate Design With Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among Preschool Children (in the JAMA Pediatrics journal) found that on days when kids used certain plates they served themselves nearly 14 grams more vegetables per day on average — and ate about 7.5 grams...