Health Beat June 2024

Health Beat

June 2024

College of Health newsletter

Keeping you in the know

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In the news

These stories are predominately made up from the college's alumni magazine, press releases from OSU News and Research Communications, and media mentions.

  • June 6, 2024

    Airplane Noise May Be Bad for Your Health

    Airplane noise may increase risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases, a cluster of conditions that includes heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension, according to a new study.

Students and Alumni

Class of 2024 spotlights

These College of Health graduates are ready to make a difference, improving the future of health and well-being for all.

View all Class of 2024 spotlights.

Internship spotlights

See how COH students are applying classroom knowledge, building professional networks, and testing out fulfilling careers in health and well-being.

Meet all the internship spotlight students.

Health Heroes

Health Heroes stand out among their fellow students and alumni.

They are doing incredible and impactful work in our community, exemplifying our vision to bring health and well-being within reach for all.

Meet all of our Health Heroes, and nominate your own.

Good News!

Good News for June 2024

Our faculty, staff and students do amazing things!

They receive national, university and college honors; publish books and articles; serve on editorial boards and much more.

Did you or someone you know do something we should share? Let us know by submitting some Good News.


Healthy Discoveries

The Healthy Discoveries program gives undergraduates the support they need to start conducting research projects early in their college careers. This valuable program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Patricia Valian Reser Fund for Experiential Learning. Let's meet some of our 2024 undergraduate student researchers! We'll be highlighting a few of them each month.

Publications for the month of June

Check out the recent publications from researchers across the college over the past month. See if you can guess the researcher(s) based solely on publication titles:

This study highlights the complex relationship between parenting practices, parent gender, and teenage eating habits, suggesting that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to promoting healthy eating in adolescents.

This review suggests that there's currently little evidence of a strong connection between diet and the use of lipid-lowering medications.

This study investigated how zinc deficiency and arsenic exposure affect bone growth in young female mice. The researchers were interested in this combination because some regions of the world have both arsenic-contaminated groundwater and zinc deficiency in the population.

This research paper compares the prevalence of disabilities among US veterans and non-veterans using a comprehensive measure. Results show that veterans have a higher prevalence of disabilities than non-veterans, and a higher prevalence than previously reported. This highlights the need for a broader definition of disability in public policy and future research.

This research sheds light on how brief periods of high insulin, similar to what occurs after meals, might contribute to the development and progression of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, especially in individuals who are already metabolically unhealthy.

This study suggest that alcohol consumption may lower bone turnover rates without causing immediate changes in bone structure. This could potentially impact bone quality over time, even if bone mass remains stable.

Overall, this study provides evidence for the potential of greenness as an important structural determinant of mental and preconception health, with implications for urban planning, public health interventions, and efforts to reduce health disparities.

This study provides robust evidence linking traffic air pollution to adverse birth outcomes, demonstrates clear distance-decay and demographic patterns in these effects, and introduces a novel methodological approach that could be valuable for future environmental epidemiology research. The findings have important implications for urban planning, environmental justice, and policies aimed at reducing traffic pollution impacts.

This study adds valuable information to our understanding of air pollution's health effects, particularly in Asia. It demonstrates innovative methods for studying this issue and highlights the importance of considering both global trends and local factors when addressing air quality and public health.

This study highlights the importance of targeted treatment strategies for nirmatrelvir-ritonavir, focusing on high-risk groups such as older veterans and those with significant comorbidities. This approach can help optimize treatment benefits and reduce hospitalization and death rates among these groups.

This research used latent class analysis to identify subgroups of Latinos who are not adherent to cancer screening guidelines. Results showed six distinct groups, with the Connected Immigrants group being highly connected to their Latin culture and language, while the Rooted Locals group was more assimilated to US culture. These differences could impact health messaging for this population.

This paper provides valuable insights into how exercise and diabetes medications interact, emphasizing the need for personalized and integrated treatment approaches to improve health outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes.

This study provides important data on how the financial impacts of the pandemic varied geographically for US veterans, with implications for improving the equity and effectiveness of both veteran-specific and broader financial assistance policies during future crises.

Research seminar videos

Weren't able to attend or watch a College of Health Friday research seminar? Here's your chance to get caught up with the recordings from June. Not every seminar is recorded, so make sure to attend in-person if you can.

Research seminars will be back Fall term.

Save the dates! (Schedule will be posted first week of Fall term)

  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December 6