Silvia Tejeda will examine African-American and Latina women's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about their breast cancer risk and how they change after their primary care physicians inform them that they face an elevated risk and recommend interventions.
Lindsey Turner and Frank Chaloupka found that public school students in the South, where obesity rates are highest in the nation, have greater access to salty and sweet products — but also healthier options — than students in the Midwest or West.
The award recognizes Professor Hughes's contributions to social science research, including the development of Fit and Strong!, an award-winning exercise program for older adults with arthritis that reduces pain and increases strength.
In an analysis led by Sandy Slater, about three-quarters of 1,761 schools in 47 states offered the recommended minimum of 20 minutes of daily recess, but less than one in five offered the recommended 150 minutes of gym class each week.
A penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would prevent 3,500 new cases of diabetes and save the state more than $1.5 billion in health care spending over the next ten years, estimates the Health Policy Center in a report for Cook County.