Geomapping reveals environmental influence on behaviors and cancer risk

submitted by: mdanderson

In her research, Lorraine Reitzel, Ph.D., uses geographic information systems technology, with the help of Seann Regan, to obtain information about a geographic area. This allows her to better understand why people engage in certain behaviors and how their environment impacts health and cancer risk.

Objective Assessment of Obesogenic Environments in Youth: Geographic Information System Methods and Spatial Findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study

submitted by: Lawrence Frank
Background GIS-based walkability measures designed to explain active travel fail to capture “playability” and proximity to healthy food. These constructs should be considered when measuring potential child obesogenic environments. Purpose The aim of this study was to describe the development of GIS-based multicomponent physical activity and nutrition environment indicators of child obesogenic environments in the San Diego and Seattle regions. Methods Block group–level...
Authors: Lawrence Frank, Brian E. Saelens, James Chapman, James Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz, Sarah C. Couch, Vincent Learnihan, Chuan Zhou, Trina Colburn, Kelli L. Cain

The Medical Marriage: A National Survey of the Spouses/Partners of US Physicians

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Tait Shanafelt, a Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings reporting on the findings of a national survey of spouses and partners of physicians, their relationship satisfaction, and the effect being married to a physician has on their relationship. Available at: http://tiny.cc/23pcqw

Earlier introduction of ‘agüitas’ is associated with higher risk for stunting among infants and toddlers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

submitted by: cmdoak
Background: In many cultures, simple herbal infusions, thin gruels or sweetened water (‘agüitas’ in Guatemalan parlance) are given to infants and toddlers. Formative research shows the use of agüitas in early child feeding to be deeply embedded in Guatemalan culture. Objective: To examine the prevalence and timing of introduction of agüitas during early life in a low-income population of metropolitan Quetzaltenango in relation to child stunting. Design: Responses from 456 mothers of...
Authors: Colleen M. Doak, Robine E. van der Starre, Ilse van Beusekom, Maiza Campos Ponce, Marieke Vossenaar, Noel W. Solomons

Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices in the Philippines: Are mango and banana farmers ready?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the lecture on "Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the Philippines: Are mango and banana farmers ready?" by Dr. Agnes T. Banzon Associate Professor, Department of Agribusiness Management, College of Economics and Management, UP Los Baños on February 19, 2013 at the SEARCA Drilon Hall, UPLB, College, Laguna.

Improving the University's Instruction through Game Systems

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation on the UPLB Centennial Professorial Lecture on "Improving the University's Instruction through Game Systems" by Prof. Jon Paul F. Maligalig, Assistant Professor, College of Development Communication held on December 12, 2012 at the CDC Lecture Hall