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Oakland Post: Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and former CDC director, and Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, a top health official who served under four U.S. presidential administrations, each received a 17th annual Public Health Heroes Award more...
The Wall Street Journal: Dean Stephen Shortell coauthors a commentary advocating a transition away from conventional fee-for-service insurance to an accountable care organization (ACO) payment model, which pays providers more for achieving better more...
Scientific American: Kim Harley, associate adjunct professor at the School, comments on a Columbia University study finding a link between bisphenol A (BPA)-exposure and childhood asthma. Noting that the study doesn’t mean BPA causes asthma or more...
Sacramento Bee: Dean Stephen Shortell and Professor Richard Scheffler, coauthors of a new report, are quoted. "California's health industry heavyweights, warning that insurance premiums will soon consume a third of people's incomes, today threw more...
Los Angeles Times: Dean Stephen Shortell, a coauthor of the report, is quoted. "California could cut $110 billion in healthcare spending over the next decade, saving the average household $800 a year, by quickly moving away from conventional fee-for more...
KPCC Southern California Public Radio: Dean Stephen Shortell, coauthor of a new report, is interviewed. A collaboration of UC Berkeley health policy experts, government health regulators and leaders of California’s largest health insurance and more...
U.S. News & World Report: A study led by Dr. Kristine Madsen, assistant professor at the School, found that a soccer program increased the physical activity levels of overweight and obese children. Researchers examined the impact that a more...
San Francisco Chronicle: Megan Schwarzman, a research scientist at the School, comments on research into the possibility that environmental factors are linked to breast cancer. “We wouldn't want to suggest that the environment is the most important more...
Richmond Confidential: Mike Wilson, director of the Labor Occupational Health Program, is quoted. The fire at Richmond’s Chevron oil refinery on August 6, 2012 wasn’t the only reason the United Steelworkers union and several environmental more...
KTVU: A new change to the ban against using a cellphone when flying could be coming soon, but there are some emerging controversies over cellphone use on planes, including a possible health risk. Joel Moskowitz, director of the School's Center for more...

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