IU experts provide tips for staying on track this holiday season

The last of the leaves are falling, the Halloween candy is gone, and most Americans are turning their attention toward the holiday season. While this time of year should be about family gatherings, delicious meals and good cheer, it can create anxiety for those trying to keep their diet and exercise routine on track. According […]

The Center for Sexual Health Promotion celebrating 10th anniversary with a visit from Dr. Ruth

Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion is celebrating its 10th anniversary with special guest Dr. Ruth. Ruth Westheimer, better known as “Dr. Ruth,” will visit the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Sept. 14 to discuss a life spent in sex education as part of the Bloomington Sex Salon, a monthly community-based speaker series on the topic of […]

School of Public Health student awarded Trudy Bush Fellowship

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Anna Gorczyca, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology and biostatistics at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, traveled to Arizona this week to present research at the Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Conference, and to accept the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health. […]

School of Public Health launching new webinar series

Beginning this month, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, through its Public Health & YOU initiative, will host a monthly webinar featuring experts from the school. The webinar series will focus on the eight dimensions of wellness — emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, financial, spiritual and occupational – and aims at enhancing the understanding […]

IU School of Public Health students become lobbyists for a day

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Fourteen graduate students in Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington transformed into lobbyists Feb. 8, advocating on behalf of March of Dimes. After a briefing by the national March of Dimes governmental relations chair, the students spent three hours at the Indiana Statehouse, arguing for an increased state tobacco tax […]

Ready to Move IU program pairs student health coaches with university employees

Amy Hull knows she needs to be more active. But when it comes to movement, the associate director for IU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance admits she needs a little extra encouragement to keep her on the right path. So when she heard about the Ready to Move IU program — which pairs employees with graduate […]

Urban farmer-activist to speak Friday at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington

Guest post by Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog: Will Allen’s official biography describes him first as a farmer and second as CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve access to health food by helping people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. Keep […]

Run for your life! But first …

Buried at the very bottom of an interesting Reuters article about how light jogging can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease was what I consider really good advice from a professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington.

March Madness gambling — common, illegal

This post is provided by guest blogger Mary Lay, project manager of the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program, which is a project of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Mid March is the time when all college basketball fans come together to do their “brackets.” It is big […]

Zohydro debate pits pain relief against drug abuse, death

A debate that pits potential relief for chronic pain against efforts to stem an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is unfolding as advocacy groups ask the FDA to reverse its decision to approve Zohydro, scheduled to hit markets this month. Advocates who want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reject the […]