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Sepsis Awareness Materials

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Anyone can get an infection and almost any infection can lead to sepsis. Minority groups living with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney diseases are at higher risk for developing infections that can lead to sepsis. Everyone should know the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and act fast if… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Elder Orphans

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Do you live alone with no family or no family nearby? Do you have few friends to rely on? You might be an “Elder Orphan” or as some prefer, “Solo Ager”. Elder orphans are a growing number of Americans, according to a report by AARP, and this vulnerable population will continue to increase. Growing older… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Jul

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Genealogical Sleuthing: home tests lead to cold case closures

Posted by on July 6th, 2018 0 comments

With the greater increase in home DNA kits such at Ancestry and 23andMe, open source DNA databases are being used by police to close cold cases that have been open for decades. Though this is a great move forward in giving families closure and putting those committing crimes behind bars, you have to also wonder… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jul

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Barbershops and Blood Pressure: the next move on urban healthcare

Posted by on July 6th, 2018 0 comments

A great research program created out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in which pharmacists went out to 52 locally owned African American barbershops in the Los Angeles are to take clients blood pressures, and if needed prescribe blood pressure medication. The enrolled 319 participants between the ages of 35-79 and within 6 months 63 percent of… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jul

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Elder Abuse: an issue that affects us all

Posted by on July 6th, 2018 0 comments

When most people think of abuse towards a specific age group, the first thing that pops into my head is child abuse. I normally don’t thing of the other end of spectrum, and this is how elder abuse gets over looked. Around 10% of adults 60 and older have experienced some type of physical abuse,… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jun

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NPA/NHMA Webinar: Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar in July on Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities hosted by NPA/NHMA will provide an overview of heart disease and its impact on the Hispanic community.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jun

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NLM Announces New Version of TOXMAP!

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

A new version of TOXMAP is now available from the National Library of Medicine which does not require browser plug-ins and provides improved usability on mobile devices.

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jun

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Webinar: Innovations in Patient Engagement to Improve Patient Safety

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

A live webcast sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) on Innovations in Patient Engagement to Improve Patient Safety in Primary Care Teach-Back. . .

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Jun

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Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

To provide state officials with tools and resources, including issue briefs, webinars and presentations, the National Academy for State Health Policy — in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration, and partnerships with 19 states — has made available an updated toolkit, State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV. Resources included are… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health

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Promoting Safety From Opioid Overdose

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for 2018. The toolkit provides an outline for comunity members to understand the scope of opioid overdose and how to address it. The toolkit includes such topics as: strategies to prevent overdose deaths, recommended steps for first responders,… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

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