Tag: epidemiology

Research at the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

Research at the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment September 17, 2019

[MUSIC PLAYING] Research doesn’t happen without faculty. So clearly, it’s faculty success. It is a combination of great ideas, facilities on campus now that really have improved. We’ve been able to increase our faculty numbers, and new faculty have just come on with a vengeance, getting large grants in areas that are really important. They’re […]

JAMA Internal Medicine Study Links Chronic Pain and Dementia

JAMA Internal Medicine Study Links Chronic Pain and Dementia

By Bryan Wright 1 Comment September 14, 2019

Chronic pain is an epidemic in the US, but this study, appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that the consequences of chronic pain may extend beyond quality of life issues. Researchers led by Elizabeth Whitlock at UCSF examined data from the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal survey study of just over 10,000 older adults. […]

Shannon Majowicz, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Shannon Majowicz, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

By Bryan Wright 1 Comment September 13, 2019

Each year around the globe contaminated food makes 600 million people fall ill. Preventing foodborne infections will have a dramatic impact on the world around us. My name is Shannon Majowicz and I’m a researcher here at the School of Public Health and Health Systems. My research helps others by giving them the information they […]

Going Viral: The Digital Future of Public Health | Rachel McKendry | TEDxExeter

Going Viral: The Digital Future of Public Health | Rachel McKendry | TEDxExeter

By Bryan Wright 7 Comments September 8, 2019

Translator: Rachael Williams Reviewer: Denise RQ Hello everybody. I’d like to begin by asking you to please take out your mobile phones. I know it’s not a request that you’ll be asked at the beginning of many talks. Normally, you’re asked to put them away, but please don’t be shy take them out and hold […]

A Watchful Eye on Farm Families’ Health

A Watchful Eye on Farm Families’ Health

By Bryan Wright 1 Comment September 7, 2019

WHEN I CAME OUT WEST EARLIER THIS YEAR, THERE WERE A HANDFUL OF TOPICS I WANTED TO CHECK OUT IN MORE DEPTH. BIG-TIME AGRICULTURE WAS AMONG THEM. I MEAN, IF YOU WANT TO SEE AND LEARN ABOUT MASS PRODUCTION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, THERE REALLY IS NO PLACE LIKE CALIFORNIA. FOR MOST CROPS OTHER THAN […]

Vitamin Supplements are a Waste of Money

Vitamin Supplements are a Waste of Money

By Bryan Wright 2 Comments August 31, 2019

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly morsel of commentary on a new medical study, I’m Perry Wilson. This week – how do you tell what a nephrologist thinks of vitamins? Don’t worry, they’ll let you know. Yes nephrons like me are fond of telling people that taking vitamins give you expensive pee, but it’s nice […]

Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 24, 2019

– So we are expecting 12 students today and we’ve got one, two, three, six? Come on, fill the sides and there’s a seat waiting here for someone. It’s special, I’m assuming that somebody here will be… And I think we’re almost ready to go. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. So why don’t […]

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is.  Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is. Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I routinely point out that we could eliminate 80 percent of all chronic disease by using what we know. And we don’t do that. We really bog down in bickering about do we know what we know and is this part of what we know more important than that part of what we know. And […]

Contagion | 1 of 5 | Infectious Disease || Radcliffe Institute

Contagion | 1 of 5 | Infectious Disease || Radcliffe Institute

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 13, 2019

[MUSIC PLAYING] – Good morning, everyone. It’s great to see you all here. I’m Liz Cohen. I’m Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. And I am so pleased to welcome you to our annual science symposium which focuses our attention this year on modern epidemics. Radcliffe is Harvard’s Institute for advanced study, and […]

Pulmonary TB | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Pulmonary TB | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

By Bryan Wright 7 Comments August 13, 2019

Voiceover: I’m Charles Prober. Voiceover: And I’m Morgan Theis. Voiceover: And in this video, we’re going to talk about pulmonary disease caused by tuberculosis. The reason we’re dedicating a full-on video to pulmonary disease is that pulmonary disease is the most common form of clinical tuberculosis. It represents somewhere between 60 and 80% of all […]