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Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

...h-care options mean that many people in poor urban communities are less likely to seek preventive care that could help them better manage their illnesses. In too many instances, this means that residents are forced to turn to emergency care in the form of expensive hospital emergency rooms." Barnes found that di...

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...the walls of the examining room and into their own communities to understand and confront the socioeconomic and environmental threats to the health of children and adolescents, such as poor nutrition, exposure to violence, and substance abuse. That was the recommendation of a special supplement of the journal P...

It takes a village to improve the health of children

...in medicine, advanced competencies in working with communities and the acquisition of life-long leadership skills relevant to careers in both subspecialty and general pediatrics," the authors observe. Rigorous training of young physicians in community health and child advocacy will help fight the increasing impa...

West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

...idemic onset, in particular loss of immunity among communities in the face of the bacterial agent, owing to the renewal of generations and the increase in the number of individuals who have never been in contact with it, and also because of climatic conditions. Sahelo-Sudanian Africa is under a climate of altern...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

... first of several studies looking at how microbial communities vary according to host, diet, geography, disease a...eam also used the samples to examine how microbial communities differ among locations within the intestine as well as among different people. "We were surprised at...

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...barriers faced by cancer patients from underserved communities that the Patient Navigator Program can address? A... Is the patient navigator concept in existence in communities across the country? The patient navigator concept has been utilized in several communities with dif...

How can we use a human rights approach to help improve the lives of those with mental disabilities?

...r own lives and to participate as members of their communities and societies, and these rights trump other concerns such as general attitudes toward risk containment in society." They argue that "the starting point of developing a human-rights based policy on mental health is that mentally ill individuals are fu...

Every birth and death must be counted

...ciety Governments are accountable to the public, communities have a right to the information they need to make healthy decisions, and individual autonomy should be supported--this means that governments should release information to the public in a meaningful form Governments, communities, and individuals ar...

Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities

...ng People, analyzed traffic fatality statistics in communities that had received "Fighting Back" grants from the ...n January, 1992 twelve such grants were awarded to communities throughout the United States to support the implementation of 10-year programs aimed at reducing sub...

Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference

...nderstanding of disasters and how they can support communities in disaster response. Guidelines for Alzheimer's Caregivers Identification of specific enablers of and barriers to occupational aliveness in living environments for persons with Alzheimer's Disease can help occupational therapists improve institut...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...ntativesfrom the scientific, corporate and analyst communities to discussthe business and science sides of optics, highlight the mostintriguing new research in the field, and offer an overarchingperspective on significant new developments to be unveiled duringCLEO/QELS and PhAST. The panel will also introduce s...

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

...ylococcal isolates are drug-resistant in their own communities so they can monitor for increases and adjust treatment accordingly. Prevention of MRSA infections mainly involves common sense. "If you get a cut or an abrasion, try to keep it clean and dry" and don't share towels or washcloths with others, Dr. Kapl...

Kids at risk for lead poisoning don't get necessary testing

...d or other public assistance program, or living in communities known to have higher levels of lead in the environment. But screening is only one step in the process to prevent lead poisoning, which even at low levels can impair cognitive development and cause anemia, says lead author Alex R. Kemper, M.D., MPH, ...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...ustry, on behalf of the city of Milwaukee, and the communities of Picher and Herculaneum. Dr. Lanphear was not compensated for this work but Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has been compensated for his testimony....

Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents

.... "Moreover, many medium to small urban and rural communities have no psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. Adult psychiatrics and mental-health professionals tend to focus on common internalizing disorders, such as depression or anxiety. Child and adolescent psychiatrists and mental-h...

Cancer like colonisation for Aboriginal women

... months living at two remote Queensland Aboriginal communities for her research. She talked with women of all ages, many of whom had personal experience of the disease, and also interviewed Aboriginal health workers and community leaders. "Being at home with the community was far more important than what could...

Group-based education improves diabetes self-management, studies find

...ent in such programs include finding ways to reach communities and ensuring that patients return for follow-up visits. "Certainly dropout has been a problem in diabetes education programs in the past," Deakin says. "We just have to get patients fully engaged from the start." In terms of access to diabetes infor...

New Illinois coalition supports cigarette tax increase

...cumb to the health effects of their habit, but our communities will continue to suffer from the long-term economic ramifications smoking has on our nation's health-care system," said ACCP Illinois Member and lung transplant surgeon, Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, FCCP, Loyola University Medical Center. "By making it m...

NIEHS press conference for the environmental solutions to obesity in America's youth conference

... upon promising programs that create safe, healthy communities that help kids make better choices and have active lifestyles. In the last three decades, obesity has doubled among preschoolers and adolescents and tripled among kids between the ages of 6 and 11. Conference Highlights: Government and community ...

Witnessing gun violence increases likelihood that a child will also commit violent crime

...like an environmental contaminant, lurking in some communities and leaving others unscathed? Based this study's results, showing the importance of personal contact with violence, Earls feels the best model may be an socially contagious disease....

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