A study from the College of Public Health finds that patients in rural areas can save money if their local hospital has a tele-ER service, which helps them avoid an expensive transfer to a better-equipped hospital in a larger city.
College of Public Health professor Brian Kaskie has a unique vantage of the U.S. Senate’s health care reform debate, spending the year in Washington, D.C., working as a fellow on the staff of the Special Subcommittee on Aging.
Proposed Medicaid cuts would make things harder for Iowa’s rural hospitals and could jeopardize access to health care for rural residents, says Keith Mueller, UI College of Public Health interim dean.
Jennifer Robinson, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, says that to successfully improve risk-factor control for women suffering from cardiovascular disease, awareness efforts must be coupled with quality clinician education and implementation programs.
In this podcast, Cara Hamann, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, discusses her research into the increasing number of bicycle fatalities in Iowa and how public policy can help make roads safer for bicyclists.
A study from the UI College of Public Health finds that chemicals used to manufacture plastic food and water containers in recent years do not cause obesity. The chemicals replaced another chemical that was found to cause a host of endocrine-health issues.
A study from the UI College of Public Health finds farmers and farmworkers in the United States continue to take their own lives at a rate higher than that of people who work in other professions and industries.