Archive for March, 2017

Caminemos Juntas: A Smartphone App for Connecting Latinas for Walking

Dr. Valerie Myers - Friday, 31 March 2017 09:13

Caminemos Juntas, an NIH-funded study developing a prototype smartphone app for use with 18-45 year old Latinas, was presented by Dr. Valerie Myers from Klein Buendel at the 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, California in March.

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Communicating about Cancer: Reciprocal Respect

Lisa Forster - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:21

Being respected is important to Arturo Hernandez*. So when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, he went through the experience in a way he felt would earn respect from his family, friends, and coworkers. Despite the toll cancer treatment took on his body, he refused to stop working.

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Built Shade in Public Parks

Kelsey Young - Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:16

Environments can be structured to reduce solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure to prevent skin cancer. A group of investigators from Klein Buendel and institutions in Australia conducted a randomized trial to see if they could alter the environment in public parks in Melbourne, Australia and Denver, Colorado in order to decrease UV exposure.

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Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Areli Chacón Silva

Jeanny Reither - Friday, 10 March 2017 09:19

Areli Chacón Silva, PhD is the Interim Director of the Leadership Studies Programs at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Observed Sun Protection of Vacationers at Resorts

Kelsey Young - Thursday, 2 March 2017 11:48

During vacations, many people experience high-risk sun exposure, which is associated with an increased risk for skin cancer. Klein Buendel, Inc. (KB) and San Diego State University (SDSU) addressed this issue by setting up a randomized controlled trial at vacation resorts during 2012-2014 that provided information to resort visitors about sun safety.

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