October 17, 2019 “Our study suggests that showing warning labels on sugary drinks is a promising strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic in the U.S.,” Dr. Grummon says. “We found that warnings would reduce obesity prevalence by more than three percentage points. While that number might sound modest, on a national scale it equates to more than five million fewer people with obesity.”
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October 14, 2019 Professor Jonathan Oberlander tackled the evolving discourse political candidates are using to describe public health insurance policies in a September 2019 article for the Milbank Quarterly.
August 7, 2019 Children with disabilities are at higher risk for poor physical, psychological and social health than children without disabilities, placing them among the most vulnerable populations. A recent study co-led by UNC Gillings researchers explores whether being part of an accountable care organization (ACO) improves health care for these children.
Researchers propose action plan to improve quality health services for nations facing ‘extreme adversity’
August 5, 2019 In order to help the World Health Organization meet its goal of better protecting one billion people from health emergencies by 2023, a team of researchers from the Gillings School has proposed an evidence-based framework to improve the quality of health services in areas facing extreme adversity.
July 30, 2019 Overcrowded hospital emergency departments (ED) can have negative consequences on patient health and hospital performance, but when it comes to solutions to ease gridlock in the ED, one size does not fit all.
July 22, 2019 Hospice care provides many benefits to terminally ill patients, including improving quality of life and reducing the burden of symptoms, yet fewer than half of those who die while on Medicare are actually using hospice services.
July 15, 2019 Two new papers co-authored by Dr. Alex White at the Gillings School promote the improvement of oral health by providing better training and support for the practitioners who serve in local communities.
Rural patients who receive medical care far from home less likely to go to nursing facilities near where they live
April 26, 2019 Many patients who live in rural areas travel to urban hospitals for acute care. A recent study found that many of these patients subsequently obtain post-acute care from skilled nursing facilities that are not near their homes – and the further away the hospital, the less likely patients are to return to their home community for care.
April 25, 2019 Financial toxicity — the state when financial burden is a source of harm to individual patients — is burdensome for advanced- and metastatic-cancer patients in ways that may differ from earlier-stage patients, according to new research from the Gillings School.
March 21, 2019
Researchers at the Gillings School may have discovered a strategy to slow the increase of deaths by suicide – addressing the financial anxiety caused by low wages. Their new study shows that increases in state minimum wages have been associated with decreases in suicide rates in recent years. Photo by Ethan Sykes.