Substance Abuse Decline Post-Prevention Program

Researchers at Pennsylvania State and Iowa State Universities found that children who were participants in a resilience program in middle school were less likely to abuse substances after high school graduation. The program was known as PROSPER: PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience. PROSPER is offered in middle school because this is when adolescents are … More Substance Abuse Decline Post-Prevention Program

Bicycle Accidents Leading to Substantial Medical Costs

The use of bicycles has become extremely common, especially in a city like San Francisco. However, the popularity leads to more accidents. A study by the University of California-San Francisco found that the costs from nonfatal bicycle accidents has risen to $789 million per year. From 1997 to 2013, the amount of medical costs from … More Bicycle Accidents Leading to Substantial Medical Costs

How to Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution

According to the World Health Organization, 1.7 million child deaths are due to pollution and environmental risks every year. Most people do not have to worry just yet, but those who live in environments that are susceptible for pollution have a strong reason to be a concerned. Residents of areas that are near major highways … More How to Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution

College Students as Nutrition Educators

With privilege comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes independence. College students are lucky enough to get a break from home, gain freedom, and experience life for themselves. We have all heard of the “Freshman 15”, and how lack of exercise and nutritional food often times leads to weight gain. Researchers at two universities in the … More College Students as Nutrition Educators

Your Neighborhood’s Influence on Health and Well-Being

Architects at the University of Arizona examine built environments and their effect on health and well-being. They started by identifying four common neighborhood designs, and how these setups make a difference in physical activity. The areas of “walkability” include traffic safety, surveillance, resident experiences, community, land use, density, neighborhood connectivity, parking, and green space. Adriana … More Your Neighborhood’s Influence on Health and Well-Being

CDC Budget Cuts: The Newest GOP Health Care Plan

Republicans do not agree with President Obama’s health care law, and the public health program that was created. The GOP intends on cutting the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which is under the American Health Care Act, within a year and a half. Officials believe that this cut will lead to a gap for services … More CDC Budget Cuts: The Newest GOP Health Care Plan