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Jan

09

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AHRQ Commits to More Progress in the Battle Against Opioid Misuse in 2018

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

A recent blog post by Gopal Khanna, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) describes AHRQ investments over 2017, and plans for 2018 in terms of the opioid epidemic.

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

09

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Higher Incidence of Diabetes for Black Americans

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.

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

Dec

20

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Mom-to-Be’s High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby’s Odds for Heart Defects

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

The latest study on the effects of high blood sugar during pregnancy found that not only does diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects but the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels — not just full-blown diabetes. Among women who did not have diabetes before… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Oct

27

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The Imperative for Learning Health Systems to Address Health Literacy

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

“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. The rate of change in health care is high. Technological advancements, research, innovation, and market dynamics all drive the soaring complexity of the health care system. In order to survive, health systems must learn how to adapt, and in the process – we… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

27

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Putting the Human into Health Literacy

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

Think about your favorite book. It probably kept you turning page after page because it had an engaging storyline, a relatable character, or a situation that resonated in some way with your personal life. Authors tell a story. Yet as healthcare communicators, the story is often removed and what’s left is information. The healthcare industry,… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Sep

05

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Aug

25

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

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

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

Jul

19

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Study Finds Mistakes with Medications are on the Rise at Home

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen. Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose. Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy

Jul

19

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“All of Us” Research Project Article Highlights Precision Medicine and Director Dishman

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

About a year ago, National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the All of Us initiative, a large-scale research program that NIH hopes will make possible precision medicine: the design of health care tailored for each individual. Directing this research project is Eric Dishman whose remarkable story is perhaps eclipsed by the audacity of the All of Us initiative… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jul

07

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NIH News in Health, July 2017 Issue

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. July’s topics are: Biosensors and Your Health: What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You? Struggling to Sleep? Don’t Let Apnea Steal Your Sweet Dreams The Health Capsules include: Why… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

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