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Every Dose Every Day Mobile App

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

Every Dose Every Day is a CDC initiative to support HIV treatment adherence. The Every Dose Every Day mobile application that is part of a toolkit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011 to support HIV medication adherence. The app has recently been redesigned and is ready for download. This app… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS

Feb

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

AHRQ Academy is a resource dedicated to the integration of behavioral health and primary care. The information provided on the AHRQ Academy website is organized by experts in this field and includes research, expert insight, and suggestions for how to integrate behavioral health and primary care. The Academy also supports medication assisted treatment in primary… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Feb

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Funding Opportunities Related to Health Disparities

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has a funding opportunity available to develop and test violence prevention interventions for middle school and high school aged youth that include the prevention of racism and discrimination as strategies. The deadline is April 25, 2018. The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

Feb

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Can You Get Sick From The Flu Twice In One Season?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Every season thousands of people come down with the flu, deal with the symptoms and recover. Unfortunately, having the flu does not prevent you from having the flu again later in the season. Every year there are several strains of the flu going around, some more prevalent than other but all can make you sick…. Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Feb

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Some Vitamins Can Cause False Test Results but Not Harm

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Biotin, a great supplement for nail and hair growth along with many other positive things for your body, has been recently linked to impacting test results for several conditions and diseases. The FDA has put out an alert that the biotin that you ingest, can cause false readings on certain test results for things such… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Feb

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TV Medical Dramas Give the Wrong Idea About Real Healthcare

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

TV shows like Greys Anatomy and ER have been standard TV fare in most households for the past several decades. As entertaining as they are, they can give an unrealistic view of our healthcare system and how hospitals work. A recent study in the Journal of Trauma Surgery & Acute Care- states that medical dramas… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Feb

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Move More for Heart Month

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Promoting February as American Heart Month, they have these suggestions. Heart disease can be prevented, and you can lower your risk by being more active. Endurance,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Senior

Feb

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HIV Among African Americans

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

This is an updated fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) summarizing HIV prevalence and trends in African Americans.  According to the CDC, “Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis, compared to other races/ethnicities.”  

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Feb

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Sexuality and Sexual Health Webinar Series

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

The Family Support Center of NJ recognizes the need for current and relevant trainings to be made available to family members; and professionals working within the field of disabilities. This is a  webinar series for caregivers and professionals who care for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities on sexuality and sexual health.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Webinars

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CDC Guidelines for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on February 14th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new tool to assist health care providers in caring for pregnant women and new mothers with opioid use disorder and their infants. Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants includes 16 fact sheets, with each… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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