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May

25

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How Drug Marketing May Influence Prescriptions

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Drug companies often promote products during events or sales visits to doctors. This type of marketing is known as detailing because doctors learn details about drug benefits and side effects. Doctors may also receive gifts such as meals and free samples. Some academic medical centers have begun to restrict detailing. But little is known about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

May

25

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Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in U.S. Hospitals

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In an observational study of approximately 21 million hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries, adjusted 30-day mortality rates were significantly lower at 250 major teaching hospitals compared with 894 minor teaching and 3339 non-teaching hospitals overall (8.3% vs 9.2% and 9.5%) as well as for several individual common medical and surgical conditions. Read more here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/to3n  

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May

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

May 22 through 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. NNLM South Central Region has a Blogadillo post with facts about illnesses and germs, drowning, and pool chemicals. The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) highlights the Model Aquatic Health Code in their post entitled “It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and… Read More »

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May

04

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NIH News in Health, May 2017

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract Cough Culprits: What’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia? How Your Eating Habits Affect Your… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to identify and address health disparities. Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. These differences may affect how often a disease occurs (frequency), how serious a disease is (severity), or how often a disease… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

29

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Resources for Addressing Mental Health

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

Addressing Mental Health in African Americans Through FAITH Learn more about a partnership between faith community leaders and researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in this NIMHD Blog post by Dr. Tiffany Haynes and Fay Boozman from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Campaign to Change Direction PSAs “The Substance Abuse and Mental… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

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All of Us Research Program

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

As part of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative, the NIH is leading the effort to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with one million or more volunteers to extend precision medicine to all diseases. The All of Us Research Program, formerly known as the PMI Cohort Program, will be a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Public Health

Mar

02

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Flu Expected to Continue Several More Weeks

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

According to the latest CDC Update, flu is expected to continue for several more weeks. Influenza activity in the United States began to increase in mid-December, remained elevated through February 4, 2017, and is expected to continue. To date, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have predominated overall, but influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses have also… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Mar

02

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Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Chronic Conditions from AHRQ Stats

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Among adults with health care expenses in 2014, those treated for multiple chronic conditions had average out-of-pocket expenses that were more than three times as high as expenses for adults with one or no chronic condition ($13,031 versus $3,579). This is according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

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Is it Really FDA-Approved?

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The guide provides information on how the FDA regulates products and… Read More »

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