Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Small Cash Rewards Pay Off in Weight Loss Plans

November 19, 2014 by  
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People who received small cash bonuses for their degree of participation in an Internet weight loss program shed more pounds than those who were not offered bonuses and they kept much of the weight off, according to a new study out of the University of Connecticut. The findings, published this month in Obesity, could help […]

Food Insecurity Emerging as Rudd Center Focus

November 12, 2014 by  
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Sharing seasonal dishes and family favorites is a tradition for many during the holiday season. Yet the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day highlight a dichotomy between the haves and have-nots that is the focus of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and its director, Marlene B. Schwartz.

Blending Faith and Science to Combat Obesity

October 29, 2014 by  
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Science and religion may seem like uneasy partners at times, but when it comes to promoting healthy lifestyles, one UConn Health researcher has shown they can be an effective combination. Judith Fifield, professor of family medicine and director of the Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy (TRIPP), has been examining ways […]

Mental Health and Health Behavior Networking Luncheon

October 24, 2014 by  
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This year, CHIP has worked alongside the Psychiatry Department at UConn Health to fund a Seed Grant in Mental Health and Health Behavior Research. This Seed Grant aims to foster collaboration between researchers in Mental Health and Health Behavior at CHIP and the Department of Psychiatry at UConn Health. One Seed Grant of up to […]

Doctors Must Examine Own Weight Bias Before Treating Patients, Researcher Says

October 22, 2014 by  
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In the war on obesity, the medical profession is needed on the front lines. Yet there is mounting concern that some practitioners harbor a negative weight bias. Research has found that some obese patients are reluctant to seek medical attention because of feeling judged or disrespected about their weight, says Rebecca Puhl, deputy director and […]

Opportunity for Collaborative Research in Reducing Hospital Readmissions

October 17, 2014 by  
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In recent years, significant research has been begun aimed at reducing hospital readmissions. New research is being focused at changing doctor and patient behavior to improve outcomes and in the period following hospital discharge and reduce unnecessary readmissions. Researchers at the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI) think that we may be able to […]

Preventing Obesity Across the Lifespan

October 15, 2014 by  
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Obesity prevention efforts increasingly are targeting young children, but few researchers are bringing interventions to childcare settings. Professor Kim Gans, who joined UConn’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies this semester, is one of only two researchers nationwide bringing such interventions to home-based childcare, and the only researcher providing such interventions in both English […]

‘Advergames’ a New Front in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

October 8, 2014 by  
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American food and beverage manufacturers are turning to digital media and mobile devices to encourage children to like their products, opening up a new front in the nation’s war on obesity. Companies like Coca-Cola, General Mills, and McDonald’s are using social media sites such as Facebook, online videos, and cartoon-based “advergames” to promote their brands […]

Healthy Relationships Help Foster Healthy Eating Habits

October 2, 2014 by  
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In January, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity will move to UConn from Yale University. It is one of the first major initiatives of UConn’s Academic Vision, which prioritizes health and wellness scholarship as part of the University’s mission. Researchers with the nationally recognized nonprofit Rudd Center will join the UConn faculty as […]

Networking Event for Children’s Health Behavior!

September 26, 2014 by  
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Are you interested in research in Children’s Health Behavior? Come to the CHIP-CCMC Networking Event! Thursday, October 9th, 2014 6-8pm Wood-N-Tap Bar & Grill 99 Sisson Ave., Hartford You are invited to an evening designed to foster collaborations between researchers at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) and CT Children’s Medical Center (CCMC).

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