Center Reports & Newsletters


"To Your Health"
Fall 2022 Newsletter 

Welcome to the Fall Issue of To Your Health, from the Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion. Our newsletter highlights Center activities including community engagement and lifestyle intervention research


Fall 2022

Health & Wellness Fairs

This fall our Center participated in several community outreach and resource fairs including: 

The back-to-school annual family resource fair at Prince Elementary where Center staff shared public health resources on the importance of handwashing. Handouts and personal hand sanitizers were given to participants. 

In September we attended the Healthy Brain Aging Event hosted by our colleagues at MEZCOPH. We shared information and brain activities with participants including a make your own jigsaw puzzle activity. 

In October we worked together with our Collaboratory colleagues and the Nosotros team at their Liver Health Awareness Day Event. We were able to share information with children of the attendees and shared family fun resources and activities promoting positive eating choices and a coloring activities.


  • Crocker RM, Morrill KE, Villavicencio EA, Garcia DO. How Mexicans' Emotional Responses to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Can Help Inform Culturally Congruent Health Care. J Transcult Nurs. 2022 Sep;33(5):615-623. doi: 10.1177/10436596221101923. PMID: 35684997.
  • Dixon AE, Que LG, Kalhan R, Dransfield MT, Rogers L, Gerald LB, Kraft M, Krishnan JA, Johnson O, Hazucha H, Roy G, Holbrook JT, Wise RA. Roflumilast May Increase Risk of Exacerbations When Used to Treat Poorly Controlled Asthma in People with Obesity. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Sep 28. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202204-368OC. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36170654.
  • Garcia DO, Valdez LA, Aceves B, Bell ML, Rabe BA, Villavicencio EA, Marrero DG, Melton F, Hooker SP. mHealth-Supported Gender- and Culturally Sensitive Weight Loss Intervention for Hispanic Men With Overweight and Obesity: Single-Arm Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Sep 21;6(9):e37637. doi: 10.2196/37637. PMID: 36129735; PMCID: PMC9536522.
  • Haynes PL, Howe GW, Silva GE, Quan SF, Thomson CA, Glickenstein DA, Sherrill D, Gengler DN, Yingst A, Mayer C, Rojo-Wissar DM, Kobayashi U, Hoang M. The impact of social rhythm and sleep disruptions on waist circumference after job loss: A prospective 18-month study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2022 Oct;30(10):2023-2033. doi: 10.1002/oby.23513. Epub 2022 Sep 5. PMID: 36062849; PMCID: PMC9509421.
  • Lowe AA, Gerald JK, Clemens C, Gerald LB. Compliance to a Standardized Protocol for Stock Albuterol Medication among School Staff. J Sch Nurs. 2022 Oct 10:10598405221128053. doi: 10.1177/10598405221128053. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36215303.
  • Lowe AA, Ravi P, Gerald LB, Wilson AM. The Changing Job of School Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Media Content Analysis of Contributions to Stress. Ann Work Expo Health. 2022 Sep 16:wxac053. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxac053. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36111528; PMCID: PMC9494455.
  • Pichardo MS, Esserman D, Ferrucci LM, Molina Y, Chlebowski RT, Pan K, Garcia DO, Lane DS, Shadyab AH, Lopez-Pentecost M, Luo J, Kato I, Springfield S, Rosal MC, Bea JW, Cespedes Feliciano EM, Qi L, Nassir R, Snetselaar L, Manson J, Bird C, Irwin ML. Adherence to the American Cancer Society Guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention and obesity-related cancer risk and mortality in Black and Latina Women's Health Initiative participants. Cancer. 2022 Oct;128(20):3630-3640. doi: 10.1002/cncr.34428. Epub 2022 Aug 23. PMID: 35996861.


Acorn or Butternut Squash Fries                                                                
  • 1 acorn squash or butternut squash
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper (as needed)
  • Cooking spray
Peel squash. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Slice the squash into slices. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray, place squash on pan and flavor with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake until slightly brown at 350 degrees. (around 35 minutes)

*for a little added flavor garnish with parmesan cheese*
Calories 101  |  Fat 2g  |  Total Carbs 22.5g  |  Protein 1.7g 



Right here in Southern Arizona! Head to Apple Annie's Orchard in Willcox for a day trip! You can find Farm Fresh Produce including peaches, apples and pears. In addition, you can walk around the orchard and find a pumpkin to carve for Halloween! The Fall pumpkin celebration runs every weekend in October and there are always seasonal goodies available throughout the year! 
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