High infant mortality rates not from personal choices, OSU experts tell Youngstown crowd

The Youngstown Vindicator That systems and institutions affect peoples lives more than individual choices, especially as it applies to infant mortality, was a major takeaway from the Youngstown Minority Health Month Conference. The conference, “Why are Our Babies Dying,” sponsored by the Youngstown Office of Minority Health, was Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Arlington … Continue reading »

High infant mortality rates not from personal choices, OSU experts tell Youngstown crowd

Boston’s Health, By T Stop: Neighborhoods Near But ‘Health Worlds Apart’

WBUR Boston’s NPR Station Those health worlds may be far apart indeed. A new “Child Opportunity Index” suggests that Boston may be the worst city in the country for Hispanic kids in terms of healthy development. Developed by researchers at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute … Continue reading »

Boston’s Health, By T Stop: Neighborhoods Near But ‘Health Worlds Apart’

Joe Blundo: Death stats give city something to work on

Columbus Dispatch Which of these places has the lowest average life expectancy: North Korea, Pakistan or the 43222 ZIP code in Columbus? Yes, the Columbus ZIP code, where the average life expectancy is about 64 years. The statistic comes from David Norris, a researcher for a study commissioned by the Columbus Foundation and the Osteopathic … Continue reading »

Joe Blundo: Death stats give city something to work on

Life expectancies vary widely within Franklin County, new report says

Columbus Dispatch What doesn’t seem to make a difference is whether people live in suburban or urban areas, said Matt Martin, senior researcher for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, which did the report with the College of Social Work. “Where you live in the county matters, … Continue reading »

Life expectancies vary widely within Franklin County, new report says

Life Expectancy Varies In Franklin County

WOSU Public Media A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents. The study found that some older residents of Franklin county will live twenty years fewer than others because of where they live. Matt Martin of … Continue reading »

Life Expectancy Varies In Franklin County