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Inadequate Sleep and Obesity in the US Adult Population

Inadequate Sleep and Obesity in the US Adult Population

Evidence shows that U.S. adults have been sleeping less and less. Is this trend contributing to the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity?
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and BMI

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and BMI

What effect does sedentary behavior potentially have on health status? Does it raise the risk of various chronic diseases?
'My Health Is Not a Job': The 'New Public Health'

'My Health Is Not a Job': The 'New Public Health'

Do patients consider the increasing focus on managing their own health a burden--or a responsibility?
Differences in Adult Men and Women With Diabetes Management

Differences in Adult Men and Women With Diabetes Management

Do men and women deal with their diabetes in different ways? This new study explores and explains some of the differences.
Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care

Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care

Annoyed at a lack of supplies or equipment? Irritated by the demands of computer charting? Read about what nursing and hospitals are like in Nepal, and you might go from grumpy to grateful.
Does Place of Residence Affect Risk of Suicide?

Does Place of Residence Affect Risk of Suicide?

What role does place of residence play in the potential risk for suicide? This new study looks at the data from across the US, with a particular focus on the state of Kentucky.
Alcohol Interventions and Intimate Partner Violence

Alcohol Interventions and Intimate Partner Violence

Heavy alcohol use has been linked to intimate partner violence. Can interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption also reduce IPV?
Global Health Volunteers: Educating for Change

Global Health Volunteers: Educating for Change

Read the inspiring stories of these healthcare professionals who spent a year in Africa training nurses and physicians to multiply the healthcare workforce of these countries.
Health Professionals' Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation

Health Professionals' Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation

How much do clinicians understand about the practice of female genital mutilation, and how can they best assist women with potential adverse health consequences?
Family Predictors of Adolescents' Smoking Initiation

Family Predictors of Adolescents' Smoking Initiation

This new study takes a close look at the potential correlation between the socioeconomic and smoking status of parents, and the subsequent smoking tendencies of their adolescent children. What can we learn about the connection?
Reducing Disparity in Elderly Vaccination Rates

Reducing Disparity in Elderly Vaccination Rates

This study looked at four hypothetical vaccination programs designed to eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities in elderly vaccination rates. Were they cost effective?
Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

What's the link between self-reported lack of sleep, low vitality and impaired glucose tolerance?
Herpes Zoster-Associated Mortality in Europe

Herpes Zoster-Associated Mortality in Europe

Is herpes zoster infection significantly associated with mortality in the elderly?
Monitoring the Health of Gender Minority Populations

Monitoring the Health of Gender Minority Populations

This study examined the viability and acceptance of a brief tool with which transgender and gender minority young adults could be self-identified.
The Increasing Burden and Complexity of Multimorbidity

The Increasing Burden and Complexity of Multimorbidity

Just how prevalent is multimorbidity? This study estimated the population-based prevalence and trends of multimorbidity across all age groups in a Canadian province.
Safety Standards and Socioeconomic Disparities in Playground Injuries

Safety Standards and Socioeconomic Disparities in Playground Injuries

Do children of a lower socioeconomic status have a higher chance of being injured in a school playground? And, if so, why?
Reducing Disparity in Elderly Vaccination Rates

Reducing Disparity in Elderly Vaccination Rates

This study looked at four hypothetical vaccination programs designed to eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities in elderly vaccination rates. Were they cost effective?
Health Workers and Maternal and Child Preventive Healthcare

Health Workers and Maternal and Child Preventive Healthcare

How can community health workers better offer preventive health services in countries around the world? This new article explains how their contributions can help.
Workplace Standing Time and Incidence of Obesity and T2DM

Workplace Standing Time and Incidence of Obesity and T2DM

Evidence is mounting that sedentary behavior has adverse health outcomes. Could greater amounts of standing time in the workplace reduce the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes?
Changing Minds About Vaccination

Changing Minds About Vaccination

If you have been putting off having discussions with the vaccine hesitant or vaccine refusers among your patients, here are steps to follow to persuade them to have those needed vaccinations.