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Berkeley Media Studies Group examines healthy lifestyle ads from big soda corporations

August 02, 2013 | Time Magazine

A critical look at healthy lifestyle advertisements from soda corporations, including a study from PHI's  Berkeley Media Studies Group. Andrew Cheyne explains how these ads work to shift responsibility from the corporations to the consumers themselves.  more

Community Transformation Comes to Solano County

August 01, 2013 | Times Herald Online

Encouraging more students to walk to school and creating safe routes for them, programs for tobacco free living, and chronic health issues management are developing in Solano County as a result of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  more

PHI's Community Transformation Grant Works to Reduce Barriers to Health in Mendocino and Other Rural Counties

July 22, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle

"What we're trying to do is start at the local level and build healthy, safe communities and neighborhoods and reduce health disparities in one form or another," said Mary Pittman, president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Institute. The Oakland nonprofit and the state's Department of Public Health are administering the grant.  more

Glowing Story on Dr. Magana and FACES for the Future on NBC's 'Bay Area Proud'

July 20, 2013 | NBC Bay Area

Disease is a doctor's No. 1 enemy, right?

Not so fast, says Dr. Tomas Magana.

Dr. Magana says, like most physicians, he began his career believing that treating illnesses would be the way he would save his patients lives. But then Dr. Magana, a pediatrician, began practicing medicine in inner-city Oakland.  more

PHI Climate Expert Linda Rudolph Calls President's Climate Action Plan a 'Vital Step in Right Direction'

July 03, 2013 | Sacramento Bee

"As a physician and a public health professional I have, in recent years, focused my energy on climate change because I've come to recognize that it is by far the greatest health threat we face in the 21st century. California can address it, but we need to do more, and we need to do it more quickly, if we are to match the pace and magnitude of climate change itself. Our health depends on it."  more

Drink Size We Pour Ourselves Often Larger Than We Realize, ARG's Bill Kerr Says

June 17, 2013 | Foxnews.com

ARG’s Bill Kerr comments on the size of alcoholic drinks we pour for ourselves in a Foxnews.com article about the relationship between alcohol and weight gain among women.  more

Central Valley Obesity Prevention Program Making Sure Kids Get Fed this Summer

June 15, 2013 | The Record

"It is very important for children to have a balanced diet and physical exercise - whether it's the free-and-reduced lunch program or the summer program," said LaCresia Hawkins, project coordinator for the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program.  more

Girl-Centered Advocacy Could Protect 600 Million Girls from Violence

June 11, 2013 | The Guardian


PHI's CA4Health Program Graduates New Class of Community Health Workers in Siskiyou County

May 24, 2013 | Siskiyou Daily

The Siskiyou Daily writes about a new group of community health workers trained by PHI's CA4Health program to help local residents with chronic illness better manage their condition.   more

PHI´s Dr. Magaña Paves the Way for Teens to Go into the Health Professions

May 20, 2013 | Caitlin Keating | People Magazine

Dr. Tomás Magaña´s program, FACES for the Future, pairs teens with health professionals for mentorships and preparation to enter the field.  more

PHI Comments on County Health Rankings in Ventura County Star

March 27, 2013 | Ventura County Star

PHI's Dr. Dawn Jacobson comments on the recent release of the County Health Rankings in the Ventura County Star.    more

PHI Study Links Exposure to DDT in Uterus to Hypertension Before Age 50

March 12, 2013 | Various media


Two SF Chronicle Stories Spotlight Important Breast Cancer Research of Child Health and Development Studies

February 27, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle


Toxics in the Womb

February 26, 2013 | East Bay Express


Environmental Detectives: Scientists Seek to Solve Breast Cancer Mysteries

February 26, 2013 | Mother Nature Network


Breast Cancer and the Environment: Women's Exposures Early in Life Could Unlock Mysteries

February 26, 2013 | Environmental Health News


Data Stretching Back to 1959 May Explain Link Between Environment and Breast Cancer

February 26, 2013 | Scientific American


Why Telemedicine Is Finally Ready to Take Off

February 25, 2013 | www.cio.com

David Lindeman, director of the Center for Technology and Aging and co-director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, both within the Public Health Institute, says that provision of healthcare reform is driving organizations to determine how they can ramp up their telemedicine efforts beyond the pilot stage and start to incorporate them into care management strategies. With that, says fellow CITPH co-director Andrew Broderick, comes cost savings as well as a more productive and more efficient clinical staff.  more

New Study on Alcohol and Breast Cancer Sparks Extensive Media Coverage

February 21, 2013 | Various media


Funding Cuts to SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Threaten Nation's Health, Economy, PHI VP Matthew Marsom Tells KPBS Radio

February 20, 2013 | KPBS Radio in San Diego

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