IU students take a first-hand look at public health advocacy and policy-making

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: A delegation of Indiana University master’s degree students from the School of Public Health-Bloomington and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Day at the Capitol,” on Jan. 29 in Indianapolis. The day was organized by the society’s Cancer Action […]

Number of moles could mean increased risk for breast cancer, not just skin cancer

Beauty marks. They make you unique. And no doubt, you know where most are on your body. Women especially are familiar with their bodies and are aware of their moles. Now there’s new research that suggests that the more moles on a woman’s body, the greater chance of her developing breast cancer.

Sequestration: When cuts could cost lives

Much drama and politicking led up to the March 1 deadline to avert mandatory spending cuts required by sequestration. D. Craig Brater, dean of the IU School of Medicine, recently wrote this opinion piece describing the substantial impact the cuts could have on medical research in Indiana. He writes: Last year, the IU School of […]

In the news again: second-hand smoke and heart attacks

Call me naïve, but I was surprised – maybe even incredulous – when I wrote about a 2007 study by Indiana University’s Dong-Chul Seo that found that hospital admissions for heart attack decreased for nonsmokers in Monroe County, Ind., after a countywide smoking ban had been implemented. It certainly was news to me that people […]

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: 10 views from IU experts

I can’t remember the last time I so eagerly awaited a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the next week or so, the court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected to be announced. Meanwhile, 10 Indiana University experts in the areas of constitutional law, health […]