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Factors Related to Psychological and Physical Violence Exposure

Factors Related to Psychological and Physical Violence Exposure

How should primary care clinicians assess and treat cases of domestic violence in their patients? Are there certain things to look out for?......[Read More]
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?......[Read More]
App Use, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle

App Use, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle

Can smartphone apps promote changes in physical activity and health and lifestyle behavior in recreational runners?......[Read More]
MMR Vaccination Decision: Literacy and Empowerment

MMR Vaccination Decision: Literacy and Empowerment

What drives a parents' decision whether or not to have their child vaccinated? And how can we communicate with parents more effectively to facilitate informed decision-making?......[Read More]
Is There a Demand for Physical Activity Interventions?

Is There a Demand for Physical Activity Interventions?

Physical activity interventions: should physicians take a more active role?......[Read More]
Rural Definition of Health: A Systematic Literature Review

Rural Definition of Health: A Systematic Literature Review

As providers increasingly focus on patient-centered care, it becomes crucial to understand how rural populations attitudes towards health and healthcare differ from their urban counterparts.......[Read More]
App Use, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle

App Use, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle

Can smartphone apps promote changes in physical activity and health and lifestyle behavior in recreational runners?......[Read More]
Web Interventions to Decrease Alcohol Use in Adolescents

Web Interventions to Decrease Alcohol Use in Adolescents

Can web-based interventions be used effectively to reduce binge drinking in 16- to 18-year-olds?......[Read More]
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.......[Read More]
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?......[Read More]
Bird Flu: Major Threat or Chicken Little?

Bird Flu: Major Threat or Chicken Little?

When it comes to epidemics, we can never let our guard down or -- when epidemics don't appear in a given year -- assume that the problem has been solved.......[Read More]
Screening for Sexual Assault in a Primary Care Setting

Screening for Sexual Assault in a Primary Care Setting

This article reviews what primary care clinicians should know about screening, reporting, and caring for victims of sexual assault.......[Read More]
E-Cigarette Access and Smoking and Drinking in Teenagers

E-Cigarette Access and Smoking and Drinking in Teenagers

This study aimed to determine the extent of e-cigarette use by young people, and the attitudes of those that access them. Do teenagers view e-cigarettes as a recreational substance?......[Read More]
Changes in Health Risk Behaviors of Elementary School Students in Taiwan

Changes in Health Risk Behaviors of Elementary School Students in Taiwan

Monitoring development of health risk behaviors in childhood is important due to potential long-term effects on later life. What changes in health risk behaviors were observed in elementary students?......[Read More]
Hepatitis C Screening Among Young People Who Inject Drugs

Hepatitis C Screening Among Young People Who Inject Drugs

Injection-drug users are at high risk for hepatitis C infection, yet many remain unaware of their infection status. Might the rapid HCV test encourage drug abusers to be screened?......[Read More]
Should You Volunteer in a Disaster? Advice for Physicians

Should You Volunteer in a Disaster? Advice for Physicians

If you flew off to offer your medical services after an earthquake, would you be a skilled helper or a disaster tourist? Find out in this review of global medical volunteerism.......[Read More]
Sedentary Behaviour and Risk of Anxiety

Sedentary Behaviour and Risk of Anxiety

Sedentary behavior is emerging as a risk factor for several aspects of health. Can we add anxiety to the list?......[Read More]
Marital Status and Mortality Among First Acute MI Survivors

Marital Status and Mortality Among First Acute MI Survivors

Is being married beneficial to long-term mortality in survivors of acute MI? This study examined the impact of a life-partner over a 10-year period.......[Read More]
Motivational Interviewing of Obese Patients

Motivational Interviewing of Obese Patients

Tools for promoting health behaviors and weight loss with obese patients are provided.......[Read More]
Medications as Modifiable Contributors to Weight Gain

Medications as Modifiable Contributors to Weight Gain

Could your patients' medications be reducing their success at weight management? Find out in this comprehensive review.......[Read More]