Heads-Up! What Research Says About Soccer Headers, Concussions
July 23, 2015
As soccer’s popularity skyrockets nationwide, whether heading the ball carries an undue risk of concussions is a topic of rising interest. And while a new study has provided some answers, a UNC Charlotte CHHS expert warns that questions still remain.
Published in The Journal of the American...
Kinesiology Lecturer Helps Lead Red Cross Water Safety Program
July 14, 2015
The risk of drowning remains a serious issue for children, but a UNC Charlotte water safety expert is taking part in a national effort to help alleviate that danger.
To mark the 100th anniversary of its swimming safety efforts, the American Red Cross has launched a program to cut drowning in half...
High Heels and Ankle Issues: A Trainer's Advice on How to Stay on Your Feet
June 30, 2015
A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear, according to a UNC Charlotte expert.
The study, published this month in the International Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP), found that wearing high heels can strengthen the ankle...
UNC Charlotte Programs Aid Grandmothers Who Raise Their Grandchildren
June 25, 2015
In the sunset of their lives, many grandmothers find themselves unexpectedly raising their grandchildren. Struggles with poverty, mental illness, incarceration and physical illness can leave parents unable to provide care. UNC Charlotte researchers Julian Montoro-Rodriguez and Dorothy Smith-Ruiz...
Public Health Professor on Artificial Trans Fat Ban
June 22, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its efforts to reduce the amount of dangerous artificial trans fats in American diets.
The FDA declared trans fats unsafe for human consumption last week, giving companies three years to come into compliance with the new policy.
Trans fats have been...
UNC Charlotte Technology to Help Hospitals Learn from Patient Data
June 10, 2015
UNC Charlotte and a major healthcare data company have launched new technology that will help hospitals organize and analyze patient statistics.
Community Focus is an automated, cloud-based software program developed by UNC Charlotte and Premier, Inc., as part of a partnership started last...
Levine Scholar, Southeast’s Top Air Force Trainee Shines
May 29, 2015
When she was a kid, Kailey Filter heard a story about a pair of stretchers rushed into a hospital, one after the other. The first held a man, the second: his missing foot.
The mother of Filter’s close childhood friend was a nurse. She often came home and told the girls about her day at work,...
Social Work Professor Receives Award from Alma Mater
May 21, 2015
Social work professor Lori Thomas has been recognized as one of the top young alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Thomas is a member of VCU’s 2015 “10 Under 10” class. The award recognizes alumni who received their first VCU degree in the last ten years and have achieved professional...
Public Health, Social Work Students Travel to India
May 1, 2015
It’s the world’s largest democracy—a country that has recently seen significant shifts in its economic, cultural, and political landscapes. It’s also a place where deeply embedded ideas about social class and gender equality make life difficult for many.
India’s complexities, and the...