- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
'Tis the season for holiday travel. As you make reservations for rental accommodations to visit family and friends, we wanted to share a few suggestions to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. Regardless of what type of lodging you choose-- hotel, motel, cabin, or other type of rental-- no place is immune to bed bug introductions or infestations.
We don't wish to alarm you, but we do want to point out that bed bug infestations are on the rise in the United States. Take precautions to save yourself from later issues and costs in case bed bugs do find their way into your home.
When settling into your room
- Before plopping your luggage down on the bed, couch, or floor, we recommend doing a...
- Author: Faith Kearns
Drinking water contamination is an ongoing issue across the United States. However, tracking water quality violations and notifying residents about them is challenging, and there is no systematic approach for prioritizing assistance once a violation is detected. Using a dataset intended to assess bottled water marketing trends, Maura Allaire, an assistant professor in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UC Irvine, and her collaborators are tackling these challenges and gaining a better understanding of how communities deal with contaminated water.
In a new paper published in...
Working with caregivers of infants and young children revealed the need for simple yet meaningful information about food safety. These clientele often ask the “how long” questions, which usually relate to a range of food safety queries.
- How long do I need to wash my hands?
- How long can food stay out of the refrigerator?
- How long can I keep pumped breastmilk or prepared infant formula at room temperature?
A comprehensive yet concise resource available for clientele to take home for reference was difficult to find. While there is a lot of information available from a variety of reputable sources, finding answers to the most...
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
- Author: Chelsey LeeAnn Slattery
Children and adolescents with physical and intellectual disabilities tend to have a higher prevalence of obesity (BMI of 30.0 or higher) compared to their non-disabled peers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity rates for children (ages 2-17) with disabilities are 38% higher than for children without disabilities. This was determined from the results of the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Obesity and disability are health conditions that have been increasing globally and growing evidence suggests that there is a strong link between...
Across the United States, land use policies and institutional discrimination have had major implications for the production and distribution of our food and has shaped and continue to reinforce inequitable access to food and food production. As a result, today “white, non-Hispanic and male farmers own more land and generate more farm-related wealth than farmers of color, with Hispanic ethnicity, and females.” While the profit from food production has become concentrated in the hands of a few, typically...