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  • 09/13/2010

    U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago) will give opening remarks when the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies convenes a regional meeting Sept. 21 at the University of Illinois at Chicago to discuss the rapidly rising rates of diabetes and obesity in the U.S.

  • 09/08/2010

    A diabetes self-management education program delivered by community health workers may be effective in improving the blood sugar levels and behavioral skills among Latinos with type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study by Amparo Castillo and colleagues in the UIC Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center.

  • 09/02/2010

    Promotion of healthy lifestyles among older adults with development disability is the focus of a new project by researchers in the UIC Department of Disability and Human Development and their partners in two community-based organizations.

  • 08/31/2010

    One of 12 Nurse Faculty Scholars named nationwide by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Shannon Zenk, an assistant professor of health systems science who collaborates on IHRP research, will receive $350,000 over three years to study the influence of social factors on obesity among African American and Hispanic women.

  • 08/17/2010

    Hospitals vary in how they detect and treat drug-resistant staph infections, but most follow national guideline recommendations, according to investigators in the UIC Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research.

  • 08/10/2010

    Health Policy Center researchers find that while district policies have improved, many guidelines for competitive foods and beverages do not comply with federal mandates or national standards and fail to restrict student access to unhealthy foods and beverages.

  • 07/14/2010

    David Xavier Marquez in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition is completing a pilot study that uses Latin dance forms to increase physical activity.

  • 07/05/2010

    In Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lisa Powell and colleagues examine the effects of a 2006 pledge by the food industry to promote healthier dietary choices to children under 12.

  • 06/29/2010

    Striking disparities persist, with obesity rates highest among Blacks and in Southern states, according to the seventh annual report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • 06/14/2010

    Free clinics across the U.S. provide care to about 1.8 million mostly uninsured patients annually, the majority without government support, according to the first comprehensive survey of all known free clinics since the 1960s.

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