Issue 181

Join the CityMatCH Science Action Group

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-02-26

 

CityMatCH Members,

CityMatCH invites you to join the Science Action Group! CityMatCH Action Groups are a great way to get involved with the organization, network with peers, and provide input. If you’re interested in joining the Science Action Group please contact Erin Schneider at eschneider@unmc.edu by March 10.

Science Action Group Co-leads: Mary Balluff and Audrey Stevenson

NBC Nightly News: San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-02-25

This January NBC Nightly News story, 'San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation' features a San Francisco school district that implemented a program called 'quiet time'. The program teaches children transcendental meditation and provides them with two, 15-minute periods to meditate. The story notes that the school district experienced a decrease in suspensions, an increase in attendance, and a rise in academic performance.

NPR Article: Feeding Babies Foods with Peanuts Appears to Prevent Allergies

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-02-25

This NPR article 'Feeding Babies Foods with Peanuts Appears to Prevent Allergies' examines a recent study in which researchers found that, "babies who consumed about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting when they were between 4 and 11 months old, were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday."

Science Magazine: Sound of Mom's Voice Boosts Brain Growth in Premature Babies

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-02-25

A recent Science Magazine article, 'Sound of mom's voice boosts brain growth in premature babies' highlights a study indicates that, babies born prematurely are more than twice as likely to have difficulty hearing and processing words than those born full-term. The article indicates that, "recreating a womblike envirionment with recordings of a mother's heartbeat and voice could potentially correct these deficits."

Request for Information: Fertility Status and Overall Health

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-02-25

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in partnership with the Division of Reproductive Health, CDC, recently issued a Request for Information regarding the state of the science, issues, and priorities in the area of Fertility Status and Overall Health. Read this notice and respond with your thoughts via email to FERTandOAHealth@mail.nih.gov.

CDC Health Policy Series

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-02-24

The CDC's Office of the Associate Director of Policy has released the first two papers in its new CDC Health Policy Series - a set of issues briefs highlighting opportunities for public he

APHA: 'State of Public Health 2015' with CDC Director Tom Frieden

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-02-24

Earlier this month, CDC Director Tom Frieden gave his third annual "State of Public Health 2015" address for the APHA's Public Health Newswire. He discusses the past and current year, including Ebola, funding, antibiotic resistance, and teen pregnancy.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Just Around the Corner

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-02-24

Mark March 10 on your calendars for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This annual nationwide observence highlights the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. The Office on Women's Health provides information about prevention milestones; treatment; policy, research, and funding; stigma and social support and more.

March: National Women's History Month

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-02-24

March is National Women's History Month. The National Women's History Project theme for 2015 is Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives:

March is National Nutrition Month

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-02-24

Annually this March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts National Nutrition Campaign to raise awareness of National Nutrition Month.

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