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Jan

22

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jan

19

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From the CDC: Not too late to get a flu shot

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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

Dec

27

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Prevent Seasonal Flu

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control provides healthcare consumer information in Spanish and English to inform about seasonal flu. The best way to control seasonal flu is to be vaccinated each year. Learn more about how to prevent flu, the different types of flue vaccines, and the facts and misconceptions about flu vaccines. Information on preventive… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

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

Dec

20

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What is gene therapy? How does it work?

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA U.S. Food & Drug Administration FDA Consumer Health Information released this update explaining what gene therapy is and how research on gene therapy will benefit us all.  Taken form the report  ”Gene therapy holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Dec

18

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Adapting Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) to Your Health Center and Community

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Upcoming webinar Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 2-4 p.m. EST Register here HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations, Region 9, presents a webinar to help participants understand: (1) the MLP approach and field, and how it aligns with existing health centers’ services and priorities, especially enabling services; and (2) the opportunities for multi-sector engagement across all health… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Dec

08

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Soliciting Input for the Tribal Health Research Office Strategic Plan

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite comments and suggestions on the first National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) Strategic Plan.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Nov

30

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AHRQ Finds Limited Use of Health Literacy Techniques Among Clinicians

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Anew AHRQ study found that most adults did not report always receiving health literacy universal precautions. The study, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices, published in Health Literacy Research and Practice, analyzed data from AHRQ’s Medical… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Nov

30

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Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

News Release from NIH Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health

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