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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.......[Read More]
Stages of Development and Injury: Young Children Presenting to an ED

Stages of Development and Injury: Young Children Presenting to an ED

Using a local version of an injury surveillance program, what is the relationship between developmental stage of preschool children and occurrence of injuries presenting to an emergency department?......[Read More]
Foodborne Illness Primer for Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals: A Review

Foodborne Illness Primer for Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals: A Review

Can you recognize foodborne illness? Do you know what should be reported and to whom? This primer has the answers you need and includes a very useful table of presentations and likely etiologic agents.......[Read More]
Influences on Self-protective Behavior for West Nile Virus

Influences on Self-protective Behavior for West Nile Virus

The findings of this study can help elucidate effective public health policy not only for education about West Nile Virus, but other mosquito-borne diseases as well.......[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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Infection Early in Life and Mental Disorders

Infection Early in Life and Mental Disorders

What type of a potential impact can an infection early in one's life have on future mental health? This study investigates the connections.......[Read More]
Active Play/Screen Time in Children Related to Sociodemographics and Weight

Active Play/Screen Time in Children Related to Sociodemographics and Weight

What proportion of young children have low levels of active play or more than 2 hours per day of screen time, or do both? How are these behaviors related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, and weight?......[Read More]
What Do Patients Think About HIV Mass Screening in France?

What Do Patients Think About HIV Mass Screening in France?

Are men and women in France receptive to the idea of mass screening for HIV?......[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]
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?......[Read More]