Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category

Aging Easy Riders Beware

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

New research by Tracy L. Jackson, a graduate student in the epidemiology department , finds that older bikers are three times as likely to be severely injured in a crash as younger riders. Read more…

Hospice care used more, but often too late

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

A new study in JAMA by Joan Teno finds an increase in hospice use but also aggressive care for the elderly. Read more…

Study finds price for reducing HIV risk

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

According to new study by Omar Galarraga, assistant professor of health services policy and practice. Read more…

Gift to Brown will fund new initiative on healthy aging

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

A major gift from the Irene Diamond Fund will enable Brown University’s Program in Public Health to launch an initiative on healthy aging. Read more…

Services for Leon Goldstein, PhD

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Funeral services for Professor Goldstein will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Avenue in Providence. Read More….

Nine Named To Brown Healthcare Leadership Panel

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program has announced the members of its newly established advisory committee. Read more…

Tips to avoid holiday overeating

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Mary Flynn, a clinical associate professor of medicine, offers these tips. Read more…

Environmental factors can mitigate genetic risk for developing alcohol problems

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Results or a forthcoming study indicate that greater parental monitoring and less affiliation with deviant peers can reduce risk. Read more …

Exploring value of dance therapy for Parkinson’s patients

Monday, November 12th, 2012

A recent lecture offered by the Creative Medicine Series, founded by Dr. Jay Baruch, Asst. Prof. of Emergency Medicine, focused on the power of dance as a therapeutic tool for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Read more …

Brown University faculty unanimously approves new School of Public Health

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The unanimous faculty vote on Nov. 6 marks “the last of the campus approval steps” in the 12-year effort to establish the school of public health. Read more …