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  1. Neighborhood-Based Differences in Physical Activity: An Environment Scale Evaluation

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    | Contributor(s):: Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Jennifer B. Black, Diana Chen

    Objectives. This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in 2 neighborhoods. Methods. On 2 occasions, 107 adults from neighborhoods with differing “walkability” were selected to complete a...

  2. Neighborhood Engagement, Dogs, and Life Satisfaction in Older Adulthood

    | Contributor(s):: Angela L Curl, Jessica Bibbo, Rebecca A Johnson

  3. Catch me if you can: monkey capture in Delhi

    | Contributor(s):: Gandhi, Ajay

  4. The Pet Factor - Companion Animals as a Conduit for Getting to Know People, Friendship Formation and Social Support

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Wood, Karen Martin, Hayley Christian, Andrea Nathan, Claire Lauritsen, Steve Houghton, Ichiro Kawachi, Sandra McCune

    Background While companion animals have been previously identified as a direct source of companionship and support to their owners, their role as a catalyst for friendship formation or social support networks among humans has received little attention. This study investigated the indirect...

  5. Feral cat management: Perceptions and preferences (A case study)

    | Contributor(s):: Wilken, Rachel L. M.

    Feral cat management is a highly debated topic. Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) programs have become increasingly popular as an alternative to eradication. Public preference about how to manage feral cats has been explored by previous authors, but no consensus has been reached. Public policy and...

  6. Designed to Deter: Community Barriers to Physical Activity for People with Visual or Motor Impairments

    | Contributor(s):: Kirchner, Corinne E., Gerber, Elaine G., Smith, Brooke C.

  7. Older women living alone: technical environmental assessment of psychological well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Carp, Frances M., Christensen, David L.

  8. Technical environmental assessment predictors of residential satisfaction: a study of elderly women living alone

    | Contributor(s):: Carp, Frances M., Christensen, David L.

  9. The pet connection: pets as a conduit for social capital?

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, L., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M.

    There is growing interest across a range of disciplines in the relationship between pets and health, with a range of therapeutic, physiological, psychological and psychosocial benefits now documented. While much of the literature has focused on the individual benefits of pet ownership, this study...

  10. Coyote attacks: An increasing suburban problem

    | Contributor(s):: Robert M. Timm, Rex O. Baker, Joe R. Bennett, Craig C. Coolahan

    Coyote attacks on humans and pets have increased within the past 5 years in California. We discuss documented occurrences of coyote aggression and attacks on people, using data from USDA Wildlife Services, the California Department of Fish & Game, and other sources. Forty-eight such attacks on...

  11. 'I'm just a'-walking the dog': Correlates of regular dog walking

    | Contributor(s):: Christian, Hayley, Giles-Corti, Billie, Knuiman, Matthew

  12. The impact of anthropogenic factors on the behavior, reproduction, management and welfare of urban, free-roaming cat populations

    | Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Hatna, E., Terkel, J.

    Free-roaming domestic cats constitute an integral part of many urban ecosystems worldwide; their presence results from undisturbed natural reproduction, abandonment by pet owners, and abundant food resources. These cats present controversial and emotional issues regarding management of their high...