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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?......[Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults and Adults

Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults and Adults

While Type 1 diabetes is most often diagnosed in children and adolescents, it can also surface in adulthood. This review examined the epidemiology of adult T1D incidence.......[Read More]
Promoting Physical Health of People With Mental Health Issues

Promoting Physical Health of People With Mental Health Issues

How can public health clinicians help to encourage people with mental health issues to exercise and improve their physical health?......[Read More]