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When the Grind is More of a Rut

One week ago, I landed back in "my country." Some things will never change about Chad: The perfume of many of the Muslims or the heavy diesel pollution that gets caught in the back of the throat as soon as you get off the plane. At least we are still Ebola free and are taking several screening precautions to prevent it. There are many exciting things that could happen over the next few months in regards to our work here. We have some budding partnerships with ADRAs Chad and Germany, LLU School of Public Health, the US Embassy, and even our own Bere Adventist Hospital.

Alumni Notes

  Genoveva Islas-Hooker, of Tulare, California has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.  She earned a Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University. Nico Rizzo, Assistant Professor in the Nutrition Department at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health recently presented a study on vegetarian/non-vegetarian diets at the International Nutrition Conference in Spain.  

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Vegetarian Conference

From February 24 through 26, 2013, scientists, students, health educators, health ministers and curious community members attended the sixth International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition.  The conference was hosted at Loma Linda University in the Drayson Center, a lifestyle and fitness facility open to the LLU Campus and surrounding community. For three full days, scientists, doctors, researchers and experts presented and shared the latest findings related to plant-based diets.  Over 700 people attended the conference and 35 countries were represented The ICVN, held every four to

Religion and Health Study

    For He who formed our frame, Made man a perfect whole ; And made the body’s health depend Upon the living soul. -Jones Very, 1863 This is one of my favorite poems about religion and health,” says Dr. Jerry Lee, PhD, professor in Health Promotion and Education at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He adds, “Ellen White made a very similar statement [in Patriarchs and Prophets] when she said, ‘Faith in God’s love and overruling providence lightens the burdens of anxiety and care.

Letter from the Editor

The first computer was too impractical.  The first cellphone was too big.  The first flight was too short.

2014 - 2015

Melissa Bingham, RN and MPH student is currently working with the World Health Organization to fight the Ebola outbreak. You might think one hour of exercise per day is enough to keep you in tip-top shape, but what about the other twenty-three hours? Is sitting the new smoking? Public Health Magazine features all 8 schools on the Loma Linda University campus along with San Bernardino personnel write about how public health affects us all. The Santa Fe Rail Yard is a major hub of activity for the entire U.S., located right in the middle of San Bernardino.

Breast Cancer Research

According to Rev. Ray Turner, from the Temple Missionary Baptist Church and Outreach Centers in Westside San Bernardino, poverty, fractious politics, and lack of vision contributed to the city’s problems.

LLU CPHP Builds Community Resilience in SoCal

  Community resilience?  What’s that? Not an uncommon question when I talk about our projects at the Center for Public Health Preparedness (LLU CPHP). Community resilience is what communities need to withstand and bounce back from disasters.  It’s planning for disaster prevention, response, and recovery with all levels of community.  It’s building on local resources and strengthening social connections—far before any weather warnings. Why is it important? Think of the recent floods in Colorado, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami, and t