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May

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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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National Resource Center on Lupus

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

This new online resource is available online from the Lupus Foundation of America. The Resource Center has more than 600 medically-reviewed resources in English and Spanish, created and vetted in consultation with lupus experts. It also provides specialized content for children and teens, caregivers, and health care professionals. The Resource Center is a one-stop resource… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Apr

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Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS). The survey involved about 3,000 households containing one or more NHPI residents who were surveyed by NHIS field staff using the 2014 NHIS instrument. The NHPI NHIS was an unprecedented opportunity to collect… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

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Chronic Care Management Resource

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognize March 28 as American Diabetes Association Alert Day. For further information and resources, please see the ADA, including risk tests, tips, healthy recipes and more. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases also offers videos, tools and prevention… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

06

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Information about Multiple Sclerosis for Kids

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

Having a parent, grandparent or other loved one with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult or confusing for children. The National MS Society has activity guides and newsletters to help children and the adults in their lives learn about the disease together. Keep S’myelin (National MS Society): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1uv3  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Mar

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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

Feb

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Endometriosis: Resources

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Endometriosis is a disease that can cause pain, infertility and heavy, painful periods among women. Although treatments such as surgery and medication can limit symptoms, there is no cure. MedlinePlus has information on diagnosis, treatment, current research and other resources for teenagers and adults living with endometriosis. Endometriosis (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/py73

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Feb

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Funding opportunity for community partners: All of Us

Posted by on February 6th, 2017 0 comments

From the National Institutes of Health: “The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Minority Health Concerns, Scholarships and Grants

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