UCLA In the News August 24, 2017

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

The importance of the cancer survivorship movement | U.S. News

Doctors have worked hard to minimize these risks. “We had to figure out how to cure them without ruining their lives,” says Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, director of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical director of the cancer center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach. Both hospitals provide comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluations, and the staff works with young survivors to help them find the best support programs in their communities and reintegrate back into the world. (UCLA’s Patricia Ganz also quoted)

When gig economy firms fold, contractors are hurt | San Francisco Chronicle

However, contractors do have some rights under bankruptcy law to assert wage claims. The [baby] sitters may be able to recover payments of up to $12,850 per person if the sitting jobs were performed during the 180 days before the bankruptcy petition was filed, said Lynn LoPucki, a UCLA law professor who specializes in bankruptcy.

Closing lead-contamination cleanup funding gap | NPR’s “The California Report”

For years, courts have applied a principle called “joint and several liability” to such cases, said Sean Hecht, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law. It’s a little like the reasoning that can find a getaway car driver criminally liable for violence during a bank robbery.

Stay healthy to prevent dementia | U.S. News

[Commentary by UCLA’s Jonathan Fielding] A suite of new studies came to a common finding – that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 75 percent of cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This should give us hope, empowering us to pay greater attention to our own key behaviors.

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