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Whitaker comments on reported decline in obesity

Robert Whitaker, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was recently quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on a reported decline in childhood obesity in Philadelphia. Of the reported (modest) decline, Whitaker was quoted as saying:
 
"I'm not certain that things have gotten better, but I think it says a lot that things have not gotten worse," said Whitaker, a Temple University professor of public health and pediatrics, who was not involved with the study.
 
Posted:  August 24, 2015

Research highlights link between bacteria and miscarriage

Building on her prior research in the area, Deborah Nelson, associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, details the link between bacterial vaginosis and an increased risk of miscarriage in the latest edition of the Maternal Child Health Journal.   As part of her research, Nelson recommends early screening of women and partners to prevent miscarriage.

Read an abstract of the study here.  

Posted:  August 21, 2015

Temple employees invited to participate in musculoskeletal pain study

The College of Public Health invites Temple University employees with work-related or non-work-related musculoskeletal pain, weakness or numbness to participate in a musculoskeletal health study running from now until April 2016.  Musculoskeletal pain refers to neck, mid, or low back pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand pain, pelvic/SI, hip, knee, ankle pain or TMJ (temporomandibular joint pain).  Eligible participants will receive a $70 gift card. 
 
Posted:  June 10, 2015

Lessons learned: CPH professor publishes study of sexual behavior among bisexual Latino men

Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, associate professor of social work, was always interested in men’s physical and mental health, but it was the AIDS epidemic that turned his focus to how men’s sexual identification or orientation may change over time, also known as sexual fluidity. “It was devastating,” he recalled. “I knew people who died. I had a real strong push to work in the area of HIV research, intervention, and prevention.” 
 
Posted:  June 4, 2015

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