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State Success Guide: MST in Louisiana Recognizes Dr. Stephen Phillippi

According to the MST Services, LLC online blog post titled, “State Success Guide: MST in Louisiana” released on August 7, 2018, “Louisiana was an early adopter of Multisystemic Therapy (MST). The initial wave of research on the treatment model caught the eye of researchers in the state, who were impressed with the outcomes reported and […]

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Better Statistical Methods to Understand Gene Interactions Leading to Cancer Development

BY LESLIE CAPO (504) 568-4806; CELL (504) 452-9166 New Orleans, LA – Research led by Hui-Yi Lin, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at  LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has developed another novel statistical method for evaluating gene-to-gene interactions associated with cancer and other complex diseases. The Additive-Additive 9 Interaction (AA9int) method is […]

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A Platform for Monitoring Fiscal Health and Sustainability of the Public Health System

According to a new study titled, “The Public Health Uniform National Data System (PHUND$): A Platform for Monitoring Fiscal Health and Sustainability of the Public Health System,” published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on August 13, 2018, it states, “Leaders of government agencies are responsible for stewardship over taxpayer investments. Stewardship […]

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How does gaining too much weight during pregnancy impact the child?

“Intaking too much food, that’s high in sugar, high in saturated fat, and low in nutrients will turn a good gene off and a bad gene on.” When local doctors studied obesity of citizens on a south Caribbean island, they found many lessons to bring back home to the U.S. It’s an island plentiful in […]

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Complete Streets Initiative Addresses Physical Activity and Obesity in Louisiana

Louisiana has one of the highest rates of obesity (36%) in the United States. To reduce obesity rates in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish convened a multi-sector coalition through the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center to make active lifestyles safe and convenient for everyone. In June 2017, Lake Charles City Council successfully implemented Complete […]

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Study Finds Flushing Water Lines Protects Inconsistently and May Increase Lead Exposure

Research conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health finds that the current recommendations for running water to flush out lead are not consistently effective and may not be the best way to protect children from lead in drinking water. The findings are published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public […]

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SPH Publication: Case Study of Resilient Baton Rouge: Applying Depression Collaborative Care and Community Planning to Disaster Recovery

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published on June 8, 2018 the co-authored study, Case Study of Resilient Baton Rouge: Applying Depression Collaborative Care and Community Planning to Disaster Recovery in Volume 15, Issue 6. Co-authors from the LSU Health Sciences School of Public Health include, Alexa Ramirez, MPH student, Dr. Edward […]

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LSU School of Public Health request public comments

The LSU School of Public Health is currently in the process of seeking re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  We invite public comments to the School of Public Health preliminary self-study submitted on June 21, 2018. Comments may be submitted by email or regular mail to Attn: SPH Accreditation, Office of […]

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New Guidelines Recommended Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening

New Orleans, LA  – New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. The guideline update, published as an Early View paper in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians available online here, was co-authored by […]

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LSU Health New Orleans Cancer Control Manager Elected to Lead National Council

New Orleans, LA – Mikal Giancola, MPH, Manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Program of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has been elected Chair of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Cancer Council. He will serve a three-year term, which begins June 1, 2018. […]