Want to know what toxins you’re being exposed to? Your urine has answers

Over the course of a lifespan, from conception to death, each person encounters a wide variety of environmental stressors such as pollution, tobacco smoke, the sun’s rays, pharmaceutical agents and some constituents of food. Evidence of the exposure and a person’s ability to metabolize these stressors is all hiding in the urine. And since these […]

Researchers find insurance plan deductibles and Marketplace enrollment negatively associated with care-seeking experiences

Insurance plans can be complicated to understand and in the era of the Affordable Care Act, consumers have more choices and, often, more confusions. Growing in popularity are high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). With less money upfront in monthly premiums, HDHPs have become increasingly prevalent among employer-sponsored health plans and plans offered through the Health Insurance […]

Colombian students visit college, learn about changing global health issues

Stempel College recently welcomed 23 students from Universidad Santo Tomás in Bogota, Colombia, for an educational inbound seminar about global public health and health services. The students learned about changing global health issues as well as about health care systems in the United States. The 40-hour seminar brought together professors from various disciplines and included […]

Dietetics and Nutrition students help fight hunger, kick-start healthy habits

Currently, more than enough food is produced worldwide to feed everyone globally. Yet, 11 percent of the world’s population, roughly 815 million people, suffer from food insecurity or hunger, according to the U.N. Closer to home, 17.6 percent, or nearly 433,000, people living in Miami-Dade County are not sure where their next meal will come […]

Upon immigration to U.S., Latinos found to drink less

Latino immigrant men have been found to consume less alcohol upon moving to the United States, compared to their pre-immigration drinking patterns, according to a study by researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Latino populations have disproportionate rates […]

Prof. Trepka receives five year grant to study women-centered HIV care practices

Implementing women-centered HIV care has been proposed nationally and internationally as a way to address women’s health needs. However, this idea has not been well operationalized for HIV care nor has it been examined in the context of the United States health care system. More importantly, because the HIV epidemic initially affected mostly men, the […]