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Sep

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Engaging Community Health Workers to Enhance Health Equity

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that engage community health workers to prevent cardiovascular disease or to prevent and control diabetes. In addition to improving health and saving money, these interventions can be used to improve health and enhance health equity. The Centers for Disease Control has also issued resources and information on… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Sep

05

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Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has updated guidelines to assist primary care providers and healthcare teams to deliver diabetes care, including for those at risk. Emphasized are the importance of self-management, of providing patient-centered care and of using shared decision making in diabetes prevention and treatment. There is also a… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Minority Health Concerns

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

May

29

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AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse No Longer Available

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018 because federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health, Websites

May

08

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Medical Alert Systems

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Medical alert systems—where the press of a wearable call button puts you in touch with a dispatcher who can summon emergency help or contact a friend or family member—may offer some reassurance. If you’re considering such a system, which should you choose? The wide variety of features, service options, and fees can make it challenging to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior

Apr

10

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Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) resource directory

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

Children’s Cancer Association’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer and was recognized by the National Cancer Institute as “the most comprehensive guide for families currently available.” Now in its fifth edition, this vital support tool is sent free of charge to every pediatric hospital in the country as well… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Mar

08

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Creating Healthy Habits

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

the March 2108 issue of the NIH News In Health newsletter highlights the importance of having a plan when trying to make a healthy behavior change. When it comes to healthy habits, knowing what you need to do is often easier than taking action. However, learning how to support a behavior change can be important… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease

Mar

08

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Equity in Quality Webinar

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is a national movement that focuses on coordination and partnerships to address health disparities. The Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council within the NPA is holding a webinar on March 23 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST titled Equity in Quality. This session will discuss health equity… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Webinars

Mar

02

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Busting 5 Myths about Eating Disorders

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In the United States, an estimated 30 million people may have an eating disorder in their lifetime. The March U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) blog post focuses on eating disorder myths

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental 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

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