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In the United States, the number of children who have been diagnosed with autism is 1 in 59. Within a decade or two, there will be a population of about 1 million adults on the spectrum. B. Blair Braden, assistant professor in the College of Health Solutions, has just published a series of studies in the scholarly journal, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, that probe the specific question of how social and verbal fluency change as individuals with autism age.
A measles outbreak that has affected 66 people in the state of Washington has drawn national attention and prompted lawmakers on Capitol Hill to hold a congressional hearing on the matter. While measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000 thanks to widespread vaccination programs, the disease is experiencing a resurgence due to declining vaccination rates. In this Q&A, Swapna Reddy and Matthew Speer from the College of Health Solutions explain the public health risks of a measles outbreak and the role of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease.
Glenn Gaesser, professor in the College of Health Solutions, is challenging the long-held premise that obesity is the primary cause of many major weight-related health conditions. According to Gaesser, who has studied obesity for more than a quarter-century, “health encompasses much more than a number on a scale. We tend to get hung up on weight and that is a problem.” In this Q&A, Gaesser shares his perspective and how he fully expects that his stance will get mixed reactions.
Professor, Department of English
EXPERTISE: Race and recent violence
Co-Director, Center on the Future of War; Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies
EXPERTISE: War, politics, law and human rights
Associate Professor, School of Transborder Studies Policy
EXPERTISE: Planning along the border and issues related to drug cartels and immigration
Founding Director and Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
EXPERTISE: Politics and Civility
Got a Minute? Paul Carrese on Civility
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