CPHHS Professor Ellen Smit saw the All of Us Journey event as the perfect opportunity to share a hands-on experience with her students, who are learning about public health surveillance in the classroom. She says it demonstrated the importance of using public health data and how critical participant recruitment is to the research process.
A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.
A review of workers’ compensation claims indicates that workers in Oregon’s seafood processing industry are suffering serious injuries at higher rates than the statewide average, and the rate of injuries appears to be on the rise, researchers at Oregon State University have found.
Ellen says finding enjoyment in what you eat and what you do is key. “For activity, yoga may not be my cup of tea, but I enjoy CrossFit. Find an activity that you enjoy doing and do it for longer and more often. For eating, red peppers may not be my favorite, but I love lots of beets, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Fill half your plate with a variety of fruits and vegetables that you like, try a new vegetable or fruit every week or month, switch to whole grains for one of your daily foods, and eat whole grains more often,” she says.
Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded.
Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis.