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Sep

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Rural Health and Food Affordability

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

A recent article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled, National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis focused on contributors to food affordability across the rural/urban divide. One finding was that food affordability differed significantly between rural and urban communities with rural communities paying a higher percentage of their household income on food. For… Read More »

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Sep

19

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FDA Launches New Campaign to Warn Kids about the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA launched a new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan. “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign will target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide. With its tagline, “Know the Real Cost… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

19

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Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this three-page fact sheet that offers information about risk and protective factors related to suicide and refugee children and adolescents. It describes how refugee children and adolescents who experience suicidal thoughts may not receive the help they need as many refugee families do not seek traditional mental… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Sep

19

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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Preparedness Guide for Disasters and Emergencies

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

With the hurricane season upon us, this nine-page guide from the AAFP will help you create plans for personal preparedness. Included in the guide are checklists, inventories, and a preparedness assessment. Topics include: creating a disaster, evacuation and communication’s plan, preparations for financial needs, such as making sure you have cash on hand, and recovering… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

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

Sep

05

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Using Federal Funds to Help the Opioid Crisis in Court, Prisons, and Homes

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

With federal dollars are directed toward the opioid crisis, three rural communities are using innovative approaches. Finding a specific subpopulation they can help, certain interventions or programs are being put into place. In Ohio, the Portsmouth City Health Department has a patient navigator who meets with individuals to find the best way to access court-ordered… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

27

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Rural Poverty Fifty Years After The People Left Behind

Posted by on August 27th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar will take place on September 12, 2018 at 2pm EST and will feature speakers Bruce Weber of Oregon State University and Ann Tickamyer of Pennsylvania State University. These speakers will discuss progress in America related to reducing poverty in rural areas. This will include what we have learned about rural poverty and what… Read More »

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Aug

27

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CDC’s Transforming Health Page

Posted by on August 27th, 2018 0 comments

The Transforming Health: Patient-Centered HIV Prevention and Care website is a new resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The focus of this site is to aid in the reduction of new HIV infections and improve the health of transgender individuals living with HIV. The site contains information for clinicians, care teams and… Read More »

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Aug

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Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

Hot days are still here and heatstroke remains a risk for children in cars. Automakers, safety advocates and moms have taken to the airwaves and online with an educational campaign aimed at saving children’s lives. Sadly, an average of 37 young lives are lost each year from heatstroke due to being unattended in cars. More… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Health Statistics on the Web

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET for the class Health Statistics on the Web. Sponsored by MAR, this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. Participants will have the opportunity… Read More »

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