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  • July Healthy Summer Challenge

    July Healthy Summer Challenge

    Published: July 01, 2022

    This Summer, the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living challenges you to complete fun activities with your kids to build healthy habits while school is out. Each month we’re focusing on a new set of challenges, and July’s focus is on physical activity.

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  • Association of masking policies with mask adherence and distancing during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic

    Association of masking policies with mask adherence and distancing during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic

    Published: June 29, 2022

    Dr. Deanna Hoelscher, Raja Malkani, and Kathleen Manuel from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living collaborated on the Systematic Observation of Mask Adherence and Distancing (SOMAD) Project. Using the SOMAD protocol created by Kaiser Permanente, Studio Ludio, San Diego State University (ret), and RAND Corp, 16 faculty members and their students across the United States observed individuals in public spaces to determine the quantification of the impact of local masking policies to the SARS-COV-2 pandemic.

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  • Cities may need to be redesigned for extreme heat

    Cities may need to be redesigned for extreme heat

    Published: June 21, 2022

    Publication "Climate change and physical activity: ambient temperature and urban trail use in Texas" was featured in news article.

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  • June Healthy Summer Challenge Recipe

    June Healthy Summer Challenge Recipe

    Published: June 17, 2022

    Today, for National Eat Your Veggies Day, we’re sharing a recipe from the “How Good Food Works from Seed to Plate” cookbook, authored by our very own Center faculty. This delicious kale and apple salad is perfect for hot days and getting those veggies in!

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  • It’s Hot Outside — And That’s Bad News for Children’s Health

    It’s Hot Outside — And That’s Bad News for Children’s Health

    Published: June 16, 2022

    Center faculty member Dr. Kevin Lanza was quoted in Kaiser Health News' about his project, Green Schoolyards Project, and the impact of climate change on children's health.

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  • Get to Know Center Faculty: Dr. Andrew Springer

    Get to Know Center Faculty: Dr. Andrew Springer

    Published: June 10, 2022

    Dr. Andrew Springer is an associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin and a member of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. He has over 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating child and adolescent health promotion programs. His research focuses on child and adolescent health promotion with a specific interest in social-ecological influences on health behavior in young people and participatory community health planning and evaluation methods.

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  • Fact check: No convincing proof that apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss

    Fact check: No convincing proof that apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss

    Published: June 10, 2022

    Dr. Wesley McWhorter, Director of Culinary Nutrition for the Nourish Program, was quoted in USA Today Fact Check about apple cider vinegar.

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  • June Healthy Summer Challenge

    June Healthy Summer Challenge

    Published: June 06, 2022

    Summer break is finally here! We know that without the structure of school, it can be hard to keep healthy routines in place. Kids often spend more time in front of the screen, become less active, and choose unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Each month this summer, we’re advocating for creating healthier habits with our Healthy Summer Challenge calendars.

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  • Get to Know Center Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Leigh Ann Ganzar

    Get to Know Center Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Leigh Ann Ganzar

    Published: June 02, 2022

    Dr. Leigh Ann Ganzar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the STREETS project at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, part of the UTHealth School of Public Health. The STREETS (Safe TRavel Environment Evaluation in Texas Schools) project evaluates the effect of the City of Austin Safe Routes to School infrastructure program on the physical activity of elementary school students.

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  • COVID-19 Antibodies Can Last Up to 500 Days After Infection

    COVID-19 Antibodies Can Last Up to 500 Days After Infection

    Published: June 01, 2022

    UTHealth reported that adults infected with COVID-19 develop circulating antibodies that last for nearly 500 days, according to a new study led by Center faculty members Drs. Kelder, Kohl, and Messiah.

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