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OSU professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck selected for prestigious health policy fellowship

Oregon State University public health researcher and professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck, who studies aging and long-term care in vulnerable populations, has been selected as one of the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows, one of just six fellows in the country. The fellowship includes an intensive three-and-a-half-month orientation when fellows meet with leading experts on health […]

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Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

Diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion.

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Post-Obamacare young adult health insurance coverage varies widely by race

The researchers found health insurances rates increased 6.1 percent for young adults age 19 to 25 after the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was adopted. But, the percentage increase varied greatly, from seven percent for whites to 1.2 percent for blacks.

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Recovering Latina breast cancer patients report big gaps in “survivorship” care

Seventy-four Latina women who’d had breast cancer participated in the “survivorship” care research, recruited through support groups and health fairs. The subjects, ages 30 to 75, took part in semi-structured focus groups that used a question guide crafted by a task force of academic researchers and community partners such as the American Cancer Society. Approximately half of the women were low-income, uninsured or publicly insured.

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Chronically ill women underusing online self-care resources, study shows

Barriers to internet use may be preventing chronically ill middle-aged and older women from being as healthy as they otherwise could be, new research from Oregon State University suggests.

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Internship lands CPHHS student her dream job at Intel

Not many interns get to literally sit across the desk from an internationally known expert and local health care legend, but not every intern is Katie Anthony. Not only did the doctoral student learn from former Intel executive Eric Dishman, she also landed her dream job as a result.