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2010 Dietary Guidelines From USDA and HHS

2010 Dietary Guidelines From USDA and HHS

What are the new recommendations and changes? Could these updates help to reverse the trends in overweight and obesity in the United States?
Increased Risk of TB Among Foreign-Born Persons With Diabetes

Increased Risk of TB Among Foreign-Born Persons With Diabetes

Diabetes has been shown to greatly increase a person's risk of tuberculosis. Can populations be identified where the convergence of TB and diabetes warrants increased screening and treatment?
Intervention for Healthcare Workers With Mental Ill-Health

Intervention for Healthcare Workers With Mental Ill-Health

Mental health issues are common in health care workers, but they often don't seek help due to stigma or denial. What can be done to provide early intervention?
Predictors of Marked Weight Gain Following Smoking Cessation

Predictors of Marked Weight Gain Following Smoking Cessation

Many efforts to quit smoking are hampered by concerns of weight gain. But is amount of weight gained really significant in otherwise healthy patients?
Adherence to Treatment to Help Quit Smoking

Adherence to Treatment to Help Quit Smoking

This study aimed to identify factors that might determine success in an assisted smoking cessation program combining cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatment
Metabolic Syndrome as a CVD Risk Factor: Patients Evaluated in Primary Care

Metabolic Syndrome as a CVD Risk Factor: Patients Evaluated in Primary Care

Metabolic syndrome is recognized as a main problem of health in developed countries with higher social and economic consequences. What is the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in primary care patients?
Evaluation of the Seroprevalence of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009

Evaluation of the Seroprevalence of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009

This new study looks at the H1N1 influenza infection rates on a college campus during the 2009 pandemic. How many students were infected, and what were the rates of vaccination?
Engaging T2DM Patients in Their Own Health Management

Engaging T2DM Patients in Their Own Health Management

Engaging patients in their care is a crucial issue in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes. What factors might contribute to fostering--or hindering--patient engagement?
Low Back Pain in 17 Year Olds: Public Health Disorder

Low Back Pain in 17 Year Olds: Public Health Disorder

How prevalent is low back pain in the adolescent population in the US? Is it a significant public health problem?
Weight Loss Among Female Healthcare Workers

Weight Loss Among Female Healthcare Workers

How effective are workplace intervention programs at helping employees lose weight? This new study takes a look at a program geared to female healthcare workers.
The Relationship Between Sugar Intake and Dental Caries

The Relationship Between Sugar Intake and Dental Caries

While the relation between dietary sugars and dental caries is undisputed, there is little evidence for 'how much is too much.' What should the goal be?
Task Shifting: A Solution for the Health Worker Human Resource Crisis?

Task Shifting: A Solution for the Health Worker Human Resource Crisis?

What exactly is task shifting, what is the evidence supporting it, and what are its potential challenges?
Body Mass Index and Height Over Three Generations

Body Mass Index and Height Over Three Generations

Are BMI and height passed down through the generations? What does this new study tell us about the possible genetic links?
Parental Weight Changes Predict Child Weight Changes

Parental Weight Changes Predict Child Weight Changes

Does a parent's weight gain or loss influence their children's weight changes?
Diarrhea Incidence in Low- and Middle-income Countries

Diarrhea Incidence in Low- and Middle-income Countries

Diarrhea in young children can be prevalent in low and middle income countries. How can it be prevented and treated in this very vulnerable group?
Characteristics Among Clients of a Rapid HIV Testing Program

Characteristics Among Clients of a Rapid HIV Testing Program

What type of HIV testing service is most highly valued by young men who have sex with men? This new study describes.
Intervention for Healthcare Workers With Mental Ill-Health

Intervention for Healthcare Workers With Mental Ill-Health

Mental health issues are common in health care workers, but they often don't seek help due to stigma or denial. What can be done to provide early intervention?
Preventive Medicine and the Electronic Health Record

Preventive Medicine and the Electronic Health Record

EHRs, which will place the patient or consumer at the center of the health system, are coming of age and gaining momentum.
Adequacy of Diabetes Care for Older US Rural Adults

Adequacy of Diabetes Care for Older US Rural Adults

Are older, rural Americans receiving adequate information about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, and how can clinicians best educate and work with this population group?
Smoking Cessation in People With Mental Health Problems

Smoking Cessation in People With Mental Health Problems

How can patients with mental health issues be properly counseled about the dangers of smoking and the importance of smoking cessation?