Credit: CC0 Public Domain The identification of the recent spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in a Brooklyn religious enclave is helping medical experts better understand how certain high-risk populations can drive the evolution of antimicrobial resistance and identify steps that can be taken to curtail its spread, according to a new study. Publishing […]Continue Reading ...
An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or physical function, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The program — Community of Voices — was a collaboration between UCSF and […]Continue Reading ...
The EU faces alarming increases in obesity and associated health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Worldwide, some 10 % of people are excessively overweight and obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in some countries. The issue is complex and rooted in the inactive […]Continue Reading ...
Community health workers may be able to help youths with sickle cell disease live healthier lives, according to a new study from Columbia’s School of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics.Continue Reading ...
The diabetes online community is leading grassroots efforts focused on accelerating the development, access and adoption of diabetes-related tools to manage the disease. Researchers at University of Utah Health examined the community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology. The results of this study are available online in […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 A recent publication from The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care, addresses the role of community pharmacies in boosting adult vaccination rates in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult vaccination rates remain low for a […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. Published in the Annals of Family Medicine, the results lead the study authors to recommend strengthening medical school outreach […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Alex Azar, JD, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, garnered a warm reception from community health centers who he called “pioneers” in the transformation to value-based care. But the mood at a House subcommittee hearing was less convivial. Azar Champions Community Health Centers Alex Azar, JD, the new head of […]Continue Reading ...
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust is accepting funding requests for January-June 2019. The deadline to submit requests for funding cycle 1 of 2019 is Nov. 1, 2018. Through the Community Trust, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee funds charitable health clinics and organizations that focus on youth development or disease-specific research and advocacy. Organizations such […]Continue Reading ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five US school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and exercise all play a role in weight status — but the influence of a community’s […]Continue Reading ...
Hope then encouraged students to recognize themselves as the standard-bearers of science. “It’s important to remember as a member of the scientific community, you are the most crucial advocate, champion, safeguard and gatekeeper of truth and impartiality of your own experimental findings and scientific discoveries,” she said. The ceremony’s alumnus speaker was David Bilder, who […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 A multidisciplinary research team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $936,000 grant to use collaborative computational modeling approaches to promote better community health through more equitable food systems. Under the Tipping Points grant from the nonprofit Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a team […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at New York University-;has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are against the spread of infectious diseases like HIV. The study, published in […]Continue Reading ...
June 25, 2018 Faculty in LSU Health New Orleans schools of Medicine and Public Health and colleagues report that a collaborative effort to build capacity to address behavioral health and promote community resilience after the 2016 Great Flood in Baton Rouge, LA successfully expanded local behavioral health services delivery capacity and that the model may […]Continue Reading ...
March 15, 2018 Leicester University Community First Responders (LUCFR) providing 999 first-responder services in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Service Passionate medical and allied health professional students are taking their skills to the community in a life-saving initiative they are leading in Leicester City Centre. Leicester University Community First Responders (LUCFR) are trained student […]Continue Reading ...
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