Solution to growing number of older motorists dying in motor vehicle accidents: Self-driving vehicles
By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist
To address the increasing numbers of older motorists dying in motor vehicle accidents, a public health expert at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a high-tech solution: hands-free driving.
A study looking at deaths resulting from right-angle motor vehicle crashes shows the elderly are at an extreme survival disadvantage compared to their younger counterparts, said Timothy D. McFarlane, a visiting lecturer in epidemiology.
By Rich Schneider, IU Communication Specialist Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ sustainability director and Butler University’s sustainability coordinator will stand shoulder-to-shoulder Oct. 10 at a conference in Baltimore, where they will make a high-stakes three-minute pitch for a food-composting proposal they hope will bring the two campuses $50,000. The proposal would create a collaborative large-scale composting […]
By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: The career of Indiana University School of Nursing Dean Robin Newhouse has been marked by purpose and serendipity, a combination that brought her to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “In some ways my trajectory here has been somewhat unexpected, but it is clear that it’s not,” said Newhouse, who became […]
By Rich Schneider, IU Communication Specialist: The saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer only tells part of the story. The rich, or those who live in a community with greater access to health-promoting and health-protecting resources and opportunities, also have a greater life expectancy, according to “Worlds Apart: Gaps in […]
By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: Need another reason to get off that couch and be physically active? You may be more likely to develop chronic pain if you don’t. An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher is studying the relationship between physical activity/fitness and the prevention or reduction of chronic pain among adults as they […]
Guest post courtesy of Sandy Herman, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health: Fans of the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones” (and the books on which the series is based) know you can’t take a stroll through Westeros without tripping over a knight, a sellsword or a black-cloaked Ranger of the Night’s Watch. […]