Tag Archives: Prevention Research Center

Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being

This issue of Global Health coincides with the 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Public Health Association. This year – the year that APHA triumphantly returns to New Orleans – the theme is Healthography. Following, we take a … Continue reading

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Healthography: The Geography of Food and Activity

Where we live shapes daily life, habits, and health – ask anyone in New Orleans who’s tried to walk on broken sidewalks or buy fresh produce in a neighborhood that lacks a full-service grocery store. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf … Continue reading

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The Healthography of Disaster

The Gulf Coast is no stranger to disasters, one of the reasons Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has an excellent disaster management degree program. In 2010 just as the Deepwater Horizon rig began to spill oil, researchers … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Feeling depressed may weigh on women

A Tulane University study of women working in Greater New Orleans area public schools found that symptoms of depression were linked to behaviors that can lead to overweight and obesity. “This study adds to growing evidence of the link between … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Depression is literally a heartbreaker for older men

From various departments and disciplines, Tulane faculty members have made significant advancements and earned recognition in the research of major depressive disorder, correlations between depression and obesity among women,  and depression’s effects on health outcomes among elderly men. Getting the blues can … Continue reading

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Study Finds Cycling Surge After City Bike Lane Project

Bike lanes continue to gain popularity in New Orleans with the latest set of lanes boasting a surge in riders, according to a new Tulane University study. On South Carrollton Avenue, researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and … Continue reading

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Global Health in action

It’s no secret that SPHTM is a staunch advocate for global health, embracing the premise that global is local and local is also definitely global. Our students are living proof that global health can be practiced down the street or … Continue reading

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Tulane PRC Study: Neighborhood Walking Path Increases Resident Activity

New Orleans residents are more active when they have a public walking path in their neighborhoods, according to a recently published Tulane University study. The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University (PRC) measured residents’ activity levels in the St. Roch … Continue reading

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