Tag: epidemiology

Cancer Health Disparities | Did You Know?

Cancer Health Disparities | Did You Know?

By Bryan Wright 2 Comments January 3, 2020

[Music] Did You Know Video Series from the National Cancer Institute– Cancer Health Disparities Did you know that certain population groups in the United States suffer more from cancer and its effects? This is called cancer health disparities. These bars show the number of new diagnoses and cancer deaths per 100,000 people for all types […]

A Public Health Career for a Lifetime

A Public Health Career for a Lifetime

By Bryan Wright 3 Comments December 20, 2019

[ Music ]>>Are you looking for an exciting, public health career? Become a CDC Disease Detective. CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, better known as EIS is a two year, post-graduate program of service. It offers on the job training for health professionals who are interested in the practice of epidemiology. EIS attracts candidates from diverse backgrounds. […]

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 […]