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Endoscopy Rates Rise After Medicare Changes, Data Analysis Shows

Use of endoscopic colorectal cancer screenings has increased following recent changes to government-subsidized health insurance for seniors, according to a study led by a researcher from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“This is great news,” the study stated, “because…overall utilization rates are low, and much improvement is needed in many… more »

Professor Named To CDC Injury Prevention And Control Advisory Board

Dr. Daniel Whitaker, Professor of Health Promotion & Behavior at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, has been asked to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

His term will extend through August… more »

Tobacco Researcher Wins Grant To Study Youth Use Of Little Cigars, Cigarillos

A Georgia State University professor has won a $100,000 grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research how advertising and environmental factors influence African American youth to start smoking little cigars and cigarillos.

The grant, titled The Little Cigar and Cigarillo PhotoVoice Feasibility Project, will be led by Dr.… more »

Risk, Proximity Influential Factors In Endemic Transmission Of HIV

A study led by researchers from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has found that neighborhoods at high-risk and at low-risk for HIV transmission may have similar social networks but differ greatly in terms of residents’ risk behavior and geographic compactness.

“These results suggest that a ‘minimum’ network… more »