Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Hospitals, Rural: Hospitals located in a rural area.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Medically Underserved Area: A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Professional Practice Location: Geographic area in which a professional person practices; includes primarily physicians and dentists.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.United States Office of Economic Opportunity: A division of the Executive Branch of the United States government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs relative to the provision of opportunities for economic advancement.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Grateful Med: A microcomputer-based software package providing a user-friendly interface to the MEDLARS system of the National Library of Medicine.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.IndiaAustralia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Sterilization, Involuntary: Reproductive sterilization without the consent of the patient.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Personnel Selection: The process of choosing employees for specific types of employment. The concept includes recruitment.Organizational Affiliation: Formal relationships established between otherwise independent organizations. These include affiliation agreements, interlocking boards, common controls, hospital medical school affiliations, etc.Career Choice: Selection of a type of occupation or profession.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Serial Publications: Publications in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983, p203)United States Government Agencies: Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Mobile Health Units: Movable or portable facilities in which diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided to the community.Telecommunications: Transmission of information over distances via electronic means.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Personnel Loyalty: Dedication or commitment shown by employees to organizations or institutions where they work.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Rwanda: A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA, east of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, west of TANZANIA. Its capital is Kigali. It was formerly part of the Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urund.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.New MexicoPreceptorship: Practical experience in medical and health-related services that occurs as part of an educational program wherein the professionally-trained student works outside the academic environment under the supervision of an established professional in the particular field.Students, Medical: Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.Regional Medical Programs: Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Community Health Workers: Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Victoria: A state in southeastern Australia, the southernmost state. Its capital is Melbourne. It was discovered in 1770 by Captain Cook and first settled by immigrants from Tasmania. In 1851 it was separated from New South Wales as a separate colony. Self-government was introduced in 1851; it became a state in 1901. It was named for Queen Victoria in 1851. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1295 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, p574)Nurses: Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.Telemedicine: Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Personnel Delegation: To entrust to the care or management of another, to transfer or to assign tasks within an organizational or administrative unit or structureNeeds Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Education, Medical, Undergraduate: The period of medical education in a medical school. In the United States it follows the baccalaureate degree and precedes the granting of the M.D.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.South Australia: A state in south central Australia. Its capital is Adelaide. It was probably first visited by F. Thyssen in 1627. Later discoveries in 1802 and 1830 opened up the southern part. It became a British province in 1836 with this self-descriptive name and became a state in 1901. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1135)Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Zambia: A republic in southern Africa, south of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and TANZANIA, and north of ZIMBABWE. Its capital is Lusaka. It was formerly called Northern Rhodesia.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.National Library of Medicine (U.S.): An agency of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to advancement of medical and related sciences. Major activities of this institute include the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health, research in medical informatics and support for medical library development.KentuckyWest VirginiaHealth Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Fellowships and Scholarships: Stipends or grants-in-aid granted by foundations or institutions to individuals for study.Appalachian Region: A geographical area of the United States with no definite boundaries but comprising northeastern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, southwestern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, and southern New York.Intellectual Property: Property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyright, that results from creative effort. The Patent and Copyright Clause (Art. 1, Sec. 8, cl. 8) of the United States Constitution provides for promoting the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed, p1014)Education, Nursing, Continuing: Educational programs designed to inform nurses of recent advances in their fields.Schools, Medical: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of medicine.Curriculum: A course of study offered by an educational institution.Ambulatory Care Facilities: Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Volunteers: Persons who donate their services.Economics, Nursing: Economic aspects of the nursing profession.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Oceanic Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)New South Wales: A state in southeastern Australia. Its capital is Sydney. It was discovered by Captain Cook in 1770 and first settled at Botany Bay by marines and convicts in 1788. It was named by Captain Cook who thought its coastline resembled that of South Wales. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p840 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p377)Cameroon: A republic in central Africa lying east of CHAD and the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC and west of NIGERIA. The capital is Yaounde.Burkina Faso: A republic in western Africa, south and east of MALI and west of NIGER. Its capital is Ouagadougou. It was formerly called Upper Volta until 1984.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Maternal Mortality: Maternal deaths resulting from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in a given population.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.South Africa: A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.Ethiopia: An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Libraries, MedicalDelivery, Obstetric: Delivery of the FETUS and PLACENTA under the care of an obstetrician or a health worker. Obstetric deliveries may involve physical, psychological, medical, or surgical interventions.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Databases as Topic: Organized collections of computer records, standardized in format and content, that are stored in any of a variety of computer-readable modes. They are the basic sets of data from which computer-readable files are created. (from ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Great BritainPolicy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.United StatesUnited States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Organizational Innovation: Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Interprofessional Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.Prepaid Health Plans: Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.

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*  Rural Doctors Association of Australia | Home Page - Rural Doctors Association
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*  eRT Remote Health Monitoring - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
... Verified June 2013 by University of California, Los Angeles. Recruitment status was Recruiting Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles Collaborator: eResearch Technology eRT Information provided by Responsible Party : Christopher B Cooper, MD, University of California, Los Angeles. Subjects who are at least 40 years old, have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, also known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema, and are current or former smokers will be invited to participate. RHM will involve daily monitoring at home using a few electronic devices: blood oxygen levels, symptoms, medication use, breathing tests, and activity monitoring. Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive COPD Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Bronchitis, Chronic Pulmonary Emphysema. MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema Lung Diseases U.S. Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:. Experimental: Remote Health Monitoring Subjects assigned to this arm...
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*  Lawriter - OAC
... LAW. W riter ®. Ohio Laws and Rules. S earch OAC:. Ohio Revised Code Home Help. R oute :. Ohio Administrative Code. 5160 Medicaid. Chapter 5160-16 Rural Health Services. 5160-16-01 Rural health clinics RHCs : definitions and eligibility. The following terms as used in Chapter 5101:3-16 of the Administrative Code are defined as follows:. A An "alternative payment clinic" is an outpatient health facility OHF, federally qualified health center FQHC, or rural health clinic RHC. Medicaid providers may be enrolled as only one type of alternative payment clinic. B "Billable services" for RHCs are services identified in rule 5101:3-16-02 of the Administrative Code and provided in accordance with Chapter 5101:3-16 of the Administrative Code. C A "federally qualified health center FQHC " is defined in accordance with rule 5101:3-28-01 of the Administrative Code. D An "outpatient health facility OHF " is defined in accordance with rule 5101:3-29-01 of the Administrative Code. E A "rural health clinic RHC " is a cli...
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*  National Rural Health Mission
... State Health Mission State Health Society. Manpower State Level SPMU. Health Department. Meghalaya State Portal. Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation WIFS Programme Introduction :- Iron deficiency aneamia adversely affects transport of oxygen tissues and results in diminished work capacity and physical performance.During adolescents,iron deficiency aneamia can result the impaired physical growth,poor cognitive development,reduce physical fitness and work performance and lower concentration on daily tasks. Iron defiency in adolescents girls influence the entire life cycle .Anemic girls have lower pre pregnancy stores of iron and pregnancy is too short period to build iron stores to meet the requirements of the growing fetus. Anemic adolescents girls have a higher risk of preterm delivery and having babies with low birth weight .Regular consumption of iron folic acid supplements along with a diet rich in micro nutrients is essential for prevention of iron deficiency anemia in adolescent girls and boys. T...
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*  Alcoa in Australia: About Alcoa: Portland Aluminium: Community Partnerships: Community Health and Sa
... fety. Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine CREM In 2007 Alcoa formed a partnership with Deakin University to establish the Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine CREM in south-west Victoria. Based in Warrnambool South West Healthcare and Portland Portland District Health, the centre aims to enhance the quality of regional medical care and address emergency medical shortages in Victoria’s south-west, and will provide clinical leadership as well as research and training in emergency rural medicine. The project achievements to-date includes: i Clinical practice CREM’s initial task is to improve the safety of patients being treated for medical emergencies in south-west Victoria, especially in smaller hospitals and health services. A member of the Barwon South Western Regional Emergency and Critical Care Advisory Committee and the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network, the Director of CREM is able to represent rural health services. Recommencement of ophthalmology virtual services The South West Alliance of Rural Hea...
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*  Reports Foresee Growth in Use of Remote Health Monitoring Technology - iHealthBeat
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*  Lugar Center for Rural Health - Union Hospital - Your Partner in Health - Terre Haute and Clinton, I
... ndiana. Services. My Union Health Access. Patient Care. Corporate Compliance. Union Hospital Benefits. Lugar Center for Rural Health. The mission of Union Hospital’s Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health is to advance rural health through education, innovation, and collaboration. Lugar Center for Rural Health at Union Hospital announces the opportunity to become a member of its dedicated, collaborative, and innovative team. AED Distribution Featured on Local News Union Hospital's Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, along with Sullivan County Community Hospital and Greene County General Hospital, distributed 28 automated external defibrillators AEDs to various Sullivan and Greene County organizations on Monday, April 6 in separate events taking place within each county.Congressman Larry Bucshon IN-8 spoke during the ceremonies. Lugar Center Provides AEDs to Sullivan and Greene Counties Union Hospital's Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health Lugar Center, along with Sullivan County Community Hosp...
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*  Rural doctors to be quizzed about mental health - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Rural doctors to be quizzed about mental health - ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC Home. Open Sites menu. ABC Home. News. iview. TV. Search. ABC News. Australia. Analysis Opinion. Business. Sport. Fact Check. Live Streams. Video. Photos. Upload. Entertainment. Subscribe. Rural. WWI Centenary. Change to standard view. News Home. Rural doctors to be quizzed about mental health. By Rhianwen Whitney Wed 14 Nov 2012, 9:21 AM AEDT. The Rural Doctors Association of Queensland RDAQ has welcomed a project to assess the mental wellbeing of doctors working in regional areas. Beyondblue says as part of a world-first initiative, all doctors in rural Australia will be asked to take part in a mental health survey. RDAQ president Dr Adam Coltzau says the survey is overdue. "I don't think that there is any previous well documented research on rural doctors in particular, or doctors in general, about their ongoing mental health," he said. "In any populations you'll find depression and anxiety in any group and ...
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*  Society for Education Action and Research in Community Health
... redirect search searching disambiguation searching society for education action and research in community health search is an non governmental organization in gadchiroli maharashtra india which works in the field of rural health services and research it was founded by drs abhay and rani bang in domain of work the approach scientific publications references domain of work search has its domain of work in the following areas home based neonatal care search s strategy to curb infant deaths relies on training community health workers to diagnose and treat newborn diseases and has been dramatically successful in reducing infant mortality over a span of years search has been able to reduce infant mortality in its intervention area by to around by providing home based newborn care hbnc women s health men health de addiction surgery camps the approach the search approach is to go to the people live among them love them listen to them learn from them begin with what they know build up on what they have in search ...
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*  Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics - NeedyMeds
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*  Tanya Doherty
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*  Amy K Liebman
... add/edit. You are here: Scientific Experts Liebman Amy K Liebman. Research Topics transients and migrants united states occupational safety and health administration new mexico occupational health poisoning organizational case studies safety management pesticides health education family occupational exposure pilot projects agriculture community health services rural health services environmental health. Amy K Liebman Summary. Publications A pilot program using promotoras de salud to educate farmworker families about the risk from pesticide exposure Amy K Liebman Migrant Clinicians Network, USA J Agromedicine 12:33-43. 2007 Agricultural health and safety: incorporating the worker perspective Amy K Liebman Environmental and Occupational Health, Migrant Clinicians Network, Austin, Texas, USA J Agromedicine 15:192-9. 2010 The migrant clinicians network: connecting practice to need and patients to care Deliana Garcia Migrant Clinicians Network, Austin, Texas, USA J Agromedicine 17:5-14. 2012. Collaborators De...
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*  Rural Health Resource Services Home - NIU - Rural Health
... Quick Navigation. Primary Page Content. Topic Navigation. Audience Navigation. NIU Global Links. NIU Search. Footer Information. Top of Page. Northern Illinois University Rural Health. MyNIU. A-Z Index. Calendar. Directory. Maps. NIU Home. NIU Website Search:. Advanced Search. Community Needs & Market Analysis. Grant Development. Management Support. Performance Improvement Assessment. Retreats. Strategic Planning. Telepsyche Services. Training & Education. Workforce Readiness Assessment. Contacts. Home. Rural Health Resource Services NIU’s Rural Health Resource Services RHRS works with rural hospitals, health care organizations and providers to help them improve services through strategic management expertise and access to new communications technologies. RHRS provides strategic planning, supplemental management services and research that allow rural health leaders to take the focus off everyday “fires” and prepare for the future of health care. Reimbursement from local, state, or federal sources is cruc...
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*  N R H M :: National Rural Health Mission
WELCOME TO INFORMATION DATABASE OF HEALTH UNITS IN ORISSA This interactive presentation aims to provide you the informations on health units available in Bhubaneswar. You can see & print the maps or the respective health units. You can search the health units by specialization, by type of practice followed along with the city name. Based on the search parameters, You will find the indexing of Health units. You can click on individual to see the details of the health units.The details would include facility availabilities, Specialization, Family planning majors & programmes undertaken. Hope This information would be useful for you. Please Feel free to share your comments & information. If you know your health units, You can choose the health unit and can see the details. Introduction Rational Methodology Select Health Unit Name : ----Select---- A.K CLINIC A.K. MEDICAL CLINIC Aashiana Polyclinic-IMC AB Diagnostics Abha Diagnostic & Research Pvt.Ltd Abhay Medical Store ABHAYA CLINIC ABHAYA CLINIC...
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*  Rural Services
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*  Patent US8024201 - Method and apparatus for remote health monitoring and providing health ... - Goog
Patent US8024201 - Method and apparatus for remote health monitoring and providing health ... Filing date 13 Nov 2006. Original Assignee Health Hero Network, Inc. 09/237,194 filed Jan. 1, blood glucose test results and associated data such as food intake information, medication dosage and other such conditions are transmitted to clearinghouse 54 and stored with a digitally encoded signal that identifies both the source of the information i.e., the system user or patient and those having access to the stored information i.e., the system user's doctor or other healthcare professional. US4685059 31 Jul 1984 4 Aug 1987 Kabushiki Kaisha Kyoto Daiichi Kagaku Method and apparatus for measuring body fluid constituents and storing and managing the test data and method of controlling and processing the test data. US5142484 19 Dec 1989 25 Aug 1992 Health Tech Services Corporation An interactive patient assistance device for storing and dispensing prescribed medication and physical device. US5311324 16 Jul 1993 10 May 19...
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*  Survey canvasses opinion on services
Rural Services Network - Rural Services Network. Sparse Rural Local Authority pages. Rural Assembly Local Authority pages. Services. Rural Words. Funding Opportunities. Rural Housing Spotlight. Rural Economy Spotlight. Local Authority Performance. Local Services. Networks. Rural Health Network. Rural Crime Network. Rural Housing Network. E-Networks. Funding Opportunities. Survey canvasses opinion on services Written by Ruralcity Media Be the first to comment. Residents across North Yorkshire give their views about local services. THOUSANDS of residents across North Yorkshire are being asked what they think about local services in the county. A major new Place Survey is being sent to more 21,000 homes in the county as part of a national initiative to help local authorities and other public sector organisations work out how well they are performing. Devised by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Place Survey aims to help local authorities deliver better services. The survey asks opinions on...
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*  Rural health left in the dust by Commission of Audit | Merimbula News Weekly
Rural health left in the dust by Commission of Audit. Merimbula News Weekly. Weather. Your 4-day local weather forecast. TV Guide. Check out what's coming up on TV. Tuesday October 6, 2015. News. Larger / Smaller. Night Mode. Rural health left in the dust by Commission of Audit May 2, 2014, 12:13 p.m. Tweet. Print Story. Rural doctors say health sector recommendations from the Commission of Audit would have a disproportionate impact on the health of Australians living in rural and remote areas. Rural doctors say health sector recommendations from the Commission of Audit would have a disproportionate impact on the health of Australians living in rural and remote areas. Dr John Hall, vice president of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, said that the health recommendations would not only be costly in the long term, but could also be deadly for many rural Australians. “The proposed co-payments would have a significant impact in rural communities and would result in an entire segment of rural patients bei...
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*  HEALTH-COP: Uniting with rural physicians to fight childhood obesity
... Medical Center Health Services. Continuing Medical Education. Continuing Nursing Education. About UC Davis Medical Center. Continuing Medical Education. Continuing Nursing Education. Feature Stories. 18, 2013 HEALTH-COP: Uniting with rural physicians to fight childhood obesity A virtual learning and quality-improvement network to bolster rural physician patient care. Using telemedicine to unite primary-care providers at rural health clinics with specialists at UC Davis can help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity in remote, isolated California communities, where children and teens are at the greatest risk of becoming overweight or obese, because they lack access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. Obesity prevention and management can be particularly challenging in rural areas, said Ulfat Shaikh, director of Healthcare Quality in the UC Davis School of Medicine. Primary-care physicians who see patients in isolated areas often are isolated and lack the peer support that can lea...
http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medicalcenter/features/2013-2014/01/20140130_pediatric-obesity.html
*  Self Reported Health Status - Women's Health USA 2009
... Skip to Health Status Navigation Skip to Health Status Health Indicators Navigation Skip All Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Function Navigation Sitemap. Print PDFs. Women's Health USA 2009. Main Navigation Home. Preface Reader's Guide. Introduction. Population Characteristics. Health Status. Health Behaviors. Health Indicators. Self-Reported Health Status. Life Expectancy. Leading Causes of Death. Activity Limitations and Disabilities. Arthritis. Asthma. Bleeding Disorders. Cancer. Diabetes. Overweight and Obesity. Digestive Disorders. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. Gynecological and Reproductive Disorders. Hearing Problems. Heart Disease and Stroke. High Blood Pressure. HIV/AIDS. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Injury. Occupational Injury. Intimate Partner Violence. Mental Illness. Oral Health. Osteoporosis. Severe Headaches and Migraines. Urologic Disorders. Maternal Health. Special Populations. State Data. Health Services Util...
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*  How To Achieve Excellent Health and Wellness…
... One of the most important choices you will ever make is to GET A SECOND OPINION from an Alternative Health Care Provider before you ever consider having surgery or taking prescription drugs for anything. Most drugs either inhibit or stimulate functions in your body. But if your body has a problem and you take an over-the-counter or pharmaceutical drug to FEEL better, guess what? The problem is not better, you just put a chemical band-aid on it! Do that long enough and something will certainly break down. Taking pills, powders or potions for pain or to counteract visible symptoms, won’t address the CAUSE of your health condition . Drugs create a distorted illusion of health, they don’t make you better, your self-healing body is the only real miracle-worker. Drugs and surgery should be avoided at all costs! Once the energy flowing through you is balanced and flowing freely, except in severe cases, your body will naturally heal and repair all by itself… NO DRUGS OR SURGERY REQUIRED. More than 90% of us are ...
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*  .. Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook .. Section 3: Health Status .. sections .. do
Facebook Twitter Email. Print. Home Disparities Policy Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook Section 3: Health Status. Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook Apr 24, 2014. Jessica Stephens, Alexandra Gates, Vann Newkirk, and Laura Snyder Updated: Jun 19, 2014. Report. List of Exhibits. Section 3: Health Status. While measures of health status vary by state, Southerners as a group are generally more likely than those in other regions to have a number of chronic illnesses and experience worse health outcomes. For example, most of the states with the highest rates of obesity and diabetes are in the South, and many southern states are among those with the highest infant mortality rates and cancer death rates in the country. As in other regions, health status within the South also varies by race and ethnicity, and Blacks in particular, are more likely than Whites to report having fair or poor health. 1 /6 Section 3: Health Status exhibits. Share of individuals Reporting Fair or Poor Health...
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*  health - Definition from the ILLNESS AND DISABILITY topic - MEDICINE666666
... Widgets. How to use. About LDOCE. Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY. Language: Old English. Origin: hælth, from hal; WHOLE 1. health noun. health. S1. W1. . 1 the general condition of your body and how healthy you are. COLLOCATIONS. COLLOCATIONS. damage your health. improve your health. good/excellent health. poor/ill health. failing health. = when someone is becoming more ill. be in good/excellent/the best of health. be in poor health. be good/bad for your health. somebody's state of health. mental health. health care. health problem. health benefits of something. health risk/hazard. = something that could damage your health. health warning. = a warning printed on a product that can harm you. I'm worried about my husband's health. Smoking can seriously. damage. your. health. things that can be done to. improve. the. health. of older people I have always enjoyed. good health. Sara had to leave her job due to. ill health. He is 75 and. in poor health. A low-fat diet is. better for. your. health. The type of v...
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*  Study: Women Abused As Kids More Likely To Have Children With Autism | TIME.com
Study: Women Abused As Kids More Likely To Have Children With Autism. Studies showed that mental illness and autism may share genetic risk factors, therefore, the perpetration of child abuse by grandparents and experience of abuse in childhood by the mother may be indicators of genetic risk for autism in the child, the study authors write. Childhood abuse is associated with a wide array of health problems in the person who experiences it, including both mental health outcomes like depression and anxiety, and physical health outcomes like depression and anxiety, and physical health outcomes like obesity and lung disease, said senior study author Marc Weisskopf, an associate professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, in a statement. This article accurately demonstrates the correlation of instant gratification of the InterWebs and immediacy of "news" with lousy proof-reading: “Childhood abuse is associated with a wide array of health problems in the person who ex...
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*  Category:GNU Health - Wikimedia Commons
... Open main menu. Category:GNU Health. The article GNU Health on Wikipedia projects:. GNU Health ·. fr. GNU Health ·. ja. GNU Health ·. pt. GNU Health ·. +/−. Media in category "GNU Health". The following 119 files are in this category, out of 119 total. Beds.png 75 KB. Buildings.png 90 KB. Center 1.png 121 KB. Centers 2.png 23 KB. Centers.png 72 KB. Create the Company. Pa... 42 KB. Falcon-rms.jpg 355 KB. GNU Health - Health Pr... 111 KB. Gnu health 2-8 gynocol... 166 KB. Gnu health 2-8 gynocol... 176 KB. Gnu health 2-8 obstetr... 97 KB. Gnu health 2-8 obstetr... 15 KB. Gnu health 2-8 obstetr... 26 KB. Gnu health 2-8 obstetr... 19 KB. Gnu health 2-8 obstetr... 21 KB. Gnu health 2-8 obstetr... 19 KB. Gnu health 2-8 patient... 161 KB. Gnu health 2-8 surgeri... 90 KB. Gnu health 2-8 surgery... 20 KB. Gnu health apache scor... 249 KB. Gnu health birth certi... 21 KB. Gnu health birth certi... 232 KB. Gnu health birth certi... 236 KB. Gnu health chagas du s... 276 KB. GNU Health Client Tabs... 24 KB. Gnu health...
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*  women in excellent health prior to diagnosis?? | Cancer Survivors Network
women in excellent health prior to diagnosis?. About CSN. CSN Login. Register now. CSN Home › Cancer specific › Uterine Cancer women in excellent health prior to diagnosis?. maggie wilson Posts: 616 Joined: Nov 2009. Jun 07, 2010 - 5:23 pm. Login or register to post comments. howdybooth Posts: 44 Joined: Aug 2009. Jun 07, 2010 - 5:54 pm True My sister was in relatively good health too. cause of uterine cancer. Login or register to post comments. jazzy1 Posts: 1387 Joined: Mar 2010. Jun 07, 2010 - 5:57 pm I m up there with you too. All I can say, even with a cancer diagnosis, I'm learning to take each day as my last!!. Login or register to post comments. RGW Posts: 60 Joined: Mar 2010. Login or register to post comments. cathyK Posts: 91 Joined: Jul 2009. Jun 07, 2010 - 7:29 pm women in excellent health prior to diagnosis?. the pain continued all day for a week. Login or register to post comments. lindaprocopio Posts: 2022 Joined: Oct 2008. Jun 07, 2010 - 7:51 pm 5 7, 126 lbs., doing 10 miles/day on elliptical...
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*  Health risk assessment
... Definition History Usage HRA delivery Efficacy Benefits Limitations Providers References. A health risk assessment HRA is a health questionnaire, used to provide individuals with an evaluation of their health risks and quality of life. face-to-face with a health advisor or an automatic online report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a HRA as: “a systematic approach to collecting information from individuals that identifies risk factors, provides individualised feedback, and links the person with at least one intervention to promote health, sustain function and/or prevent disease.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The main objectives of a HRA are to: Assess health status Estimate the level of health risk Inform and provide feedback to participants to motivate behaviour change to reduce health risks. This proliferation coincided with the rapid growth in interest in corporate health promotion programs as awareness developed on health risks and for-profit vendors monetized the...
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*  5 Most Surprising Age-related Health Changes - HowStuffWorks
... How Stuff Works Health. Follow us. Adventure Animals Auto Culture Entertainment Health Home Garden Lifestyle Money Science Tech Video Shows Quizzes. Home /. Health /. Wellness /. Aging /. Aging Process. 5 Most Surprising Age-related Health Changes by Marianne Spoon. 2 Teeth: Keep or Lose. Despite being bombarded with advertisements about dentures, the truth is many people maintain their natural teeth in old age. In fact, more people than ever before are in a position to keep their natural teeth. Advances in oral health care, education and personal habits probably account for this trend. But for people who naturally lose their teeth or live with advanced tooth decay, it's perfectly normal to want dentures and even advisable to get them if they enhance the ability to chew food and maintain confidence. Like bones in the body, teeth lose their density and strength with age. Gum diseases can also cause tooth loss, resulting in lower self confidence and quality of life for older people who don't seek medical t...
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*  ministry of health - Frequency
... Sign In Sign Up. 5mo ago. Add. Kristen Ella on the value of Indigenous employees at NSW Health. ministry of health 5mo ago. Jack Fletcher on working at NSW Health. ministry of health 5mo ago. 4.NSW Perspective - Dr Mary Foley, Secretary, NSW Health. ministry of health 8mo ago. 7.On the Couch - Opportunities for NSW Health. ministry of health 8mo ago. LEIRE PAJÍN ACCEDE AL MINISTERIO DE SANIDAD. ministry of health 1y ago. Ministry of Health hosts mental health workshop. ministry of health 1y ago. Chikungunya cases rises to 12 in St Lucia 15th May 2014. ministry of health 1y ago. Bugiri Hospital. ministry of health 1y ago. Iran unveils domestically built UV-Index Monitoring System. ministry of health 1y ago. ministry of health 1y ago. ministry of health 1y ago. ministry of health 1y ago. ministry of health 1y ago. ministry of health 1y ago. ministry of health 1y ago. OUR PRIME MINISTER HAS SHOWN SHEIKH NAZIM AL-QUBRUSI AL-HAQQANI GREAT RESPECT Our Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, our fine Prime Minister, as...
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*  Self-Rated Health and Sickness-Related Absence: The Modifying Role of Civic Participation
... . Self-Rated Health and Sickness-Related Absence: The Modifying Role of Civic Participation. DSpace/Manakin Repository. Advanced search. Cadmus Home. Department of Political and Social Sciences SPS. SPS Articles. View Item. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Self-Rated Health and Sickness-Related Absence: The Modifying Role of Civic Participation. LANCEE, Bram ; TER HOEVEN, Claartje L. Title: Self-Rated Health and Sickness-Related Absence: The Modifying Role of Civic Participation. Author: LANCEE, Bram ; TER HOEVEN, Claartje L. Date: 2010. Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. Citation: Social Science Medicine, 2010, 70, 4, 570-574. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/16532. ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI:. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.10.032. Abstract: In this study, we examined civic participation as an effect modifier between self-rated health and absence from work. Building on the theoretical framework of social exchange, we use German data to test a concep...
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“Over the life course, coping strategies that are effective in ‘preserving’ the mental health of blacks may work in concert with social, economic and environmental inequalities to produce physical health disparities in middle age and later life.”. The relationship between stressful life events and depression varies by the level of unhealthy behaviors. Controlling for the extent of stressful life events a person has experienced, unhealthy behaviors seem to protect against depression in African Americans but lead to higher levels of depression in whites. Since negative health behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, drug use and overeating especially comfort foods also have direct and debilitating effects on physical health, these behaviors—along with the difficult living conditions that give rise to them—contribute to the disparities in mortality and physical health problems between black and white populations. These disparities in physical health and mortality are greatest at middle age and beyond, Ja...
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“Over the life course, coping strategies that are effective in ‘preserving’ the mental health of blacks may work in concert with social, economic and environmental inequalities to produce physical health disparities in middle age and later life.”. The relationship between stressful life events and depression varies by the level of unhealthy behaviors. Controlling for the extent of stressful life events a person has experienced, unhealthy behaviors seem to protect against depression in African Americans but lead to higher levels of depression in whites. Since negative health behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, drug use and overeating especially comfort foods also have direct and debilitating effects on physical health, these behaviors—along with the difficult living conditions that give rise to them—contribute to the disparities in mortality and physical health problems between black and white populations. These disparities in physical health and mortality are greatest at middle age and beyond, Ja...
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“Over the life course, coping strategies that are effective in ‘preserving’ the mental health of blacks may work in concert with social, economic and environmental inequalities to produce physical health disparities in middle age and later life.”. The relationship between stressful life events and depression varies by the level of unhealthy behaviors. Controlling for the extent of stressful life events a person has experienced, unhealthy behaviors seem to protect against depression in African Americans but lead to higher levels of depression in whites. Since negative health behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, drug use and overeating especially comfort foods also have direct and debilitating effects on physical health, these behaviors—along with the difficult living conditions that give rise to them—contribute to the disparities in mortality and physical health problems between black and white populations. These disparities in physical health and mortality are greatest at middle age and beyond, Ja...
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*  Self-rated health
'Self-rated health' also called Self-reported health, Self-assessed health, or perceived health refers to both a single question such as “in general, would you say that you health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” and a survey questionnaire in which participants assess different dimensions of their own health. This survey technique is commonly used in health research for its ease of use and its power in measuring health. Single question Methodological strength. Questionnaires Uses of self-rated health See also References. Self-rated health measures the present general health and gives answer choices, typically structured like a Likert Scale. It may be formulated as “in general, would you say that you health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” as the first question in the SF-36 questionnaire. 1 It may also be formulated as “In general, how would you rate your health today” with the possible choices being “very good” 1, “good” 2, “moderate” 3, “bad” 4 or “very bad” 5 ” as used by the Wor...
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*  Health Across the Life Span: Frameworks, Contexts, and Measurements : Assignments
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*  EHSLibrary: Hurrying to the bottom: deteriorating ranking of U.S. health status
... Navigation Home EHSL website EHSL website About Categories Archives. Hurrying to the bottom: deteriorating ranking of U.S. health status. is being outpaced by most other developed countries when it comes to improvements in health outcomes, according to a new analysis by a researcher at the University Of Washington School Of Public Health. Health Status, Bezruchka looked at statistics on Infant and child mortality, maternal mortality, life expectancy at birth and at age 50, and adult mortality as mortality measures that reflect health over the course of one s life, comparing them across developed countries. Around 1950, the United States had among the best health outcomes measured by mortality indicators, but 60 years later, it ranked behind the other rich countries and a number of poorer ones. The differences in mortality outcomes between the United States and the healthiest nations today represent substantial inequalities in health. This entry was posted in health information, public health and tagged h...
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*  Petition · Prevention is better than cure - Stop the budget cuts to community health · Change.org
... Start a petition. Browse. Search. Log in. My petitions. Profile. Settings. Log out. Start a petition. Search. Log in or sign up. Victory. Petitioning Premier of Victoria Premier Denis Napthine and 2 others Prevention is better than cure - Stop the budget cuts to community health. Greens MP Colleen Hartland Seddon, VIC. Greens MP Colleen Hartland Seddon, VIC. 435 Supporters. Prevention is the best cure for sickness, and prevention is exactly what Community and Women's Health Care does. Community and Women's Health Centres provide crucial preventative health services that keep people off hospital waiting lists and living productive lives in the community. They run programs aimed at addressing the root causes of health problems like diabetes, heart disease, childhood obesity, family violence and depression. Under Ted Baillieu, the Government has cut almost $32 million from community health care funding, with the main cut being phased in over two years. The first year of cuts hit hard. If the second year of ...
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*  AKUFO-ADDO TOO MUST DISCLOSE HIS HEALTH STATUS
Naturally, if somebody is not well, we should have sympathy and wish the person well, but getting more information will make it easier to get that kind of public sympathy”. However, there are two crucial points that we would want to make about the call of Dr. Arthur Kennedy on President Mills to make public his health status. The first is that his call indicates he has not been keeping himself abreast with the pronouncements of President Mills. President Mills has been bold enough to make public his health condition. That person must however also be ready to be tested too. Why will the NPP not accept this challenge if they are so eager to know the President's health status. Arthur Kennedy that the President's health status must be made public. But so also must be made public the health status of all those who are seeking the highest office of the land. They would want to know if the NPP flag-bearer suffers from cirrhosis of the liver. Ghanaians would also want to know if Nana Akufo Addo has prostrate cancer a...
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*  .. Posts Tagged ‘bad habits’ .. Inequality and the Unequal Situation of Mental and Physical He
“Over the life course, coping strategies that are effective in ‘preserving’ the mental health of blacks may work in concert with social, economic and environmental inequalities to produce physical health disparities in middle age and later life.”. The relationship between stressful life events and depression varies by the level of unhealthy behaviors. Controlling for the extent of stressful life events a person has experienced, unhealthy behaviors seem to protect against depression in African Americans but lead to higher levels of depression in whites. Since negative health behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, drug use and overeating especially comfort foods also have direct and debilitating effects on physical health, these behaviors—along with the difficult living conditions that give rise to them—contribute to the disparities in mortality and physical health problems between black and white populations. These disparities in physical health and mortality are greatest at middle age and beyond, Ja...
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*  ICD-10 Chapter XXI: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
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*  Medical Xpress - better health(... continued page 2)
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*  Am I eating to optimise my health? | Health24
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*  27 ways to ease up - Seniors' Health - C-Health
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*  Health and Human Society » American Scientist
Through this research we have come to understand how the health of a population as a whole is influenced by social and economic conditions and the "psychosocial" environment on the one hand, and by experiences during sensitive periods in early biological development, on the other. The principal factors responsible for increasing life expectancy from less than 50 years to more than 70 years in wealthy countries are to be found outside the health care system as it is traditionally defined and, instead, in the broader socioeconomic environment. There are substantial differences in health status among wealthy countries today. So the differences in health status among the wealthy countries of the world are actually quite substantial. 3 Differences in health status among wealthy societies, and among regions within them, are a function of differences in the character of the socioeconomic environment and civil society, and in societal investment in the early parts of the life course. Overall, higher mortality was clo...
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(1/2509) Comparative total mortality in 25 years in Italian and Greek middle aged rural men.

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Mortality over 25 years has been low in the Italian and very low in the Greek cohorts of the Seven Countries Study; factors responsible for this particularity were studied in detail. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: 1712 Italian and 1215 Greek men, aged 40-59 years, cohorts of the Seven Countries Study, representing over 95% of the populations in designated rural areas. DESIGN: Entry (1960-61) data included age, systolic blood pressure (SBP), smoking habits, total serum cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), arm circumference, vital capacity (VC), and forced expiratory volume in 3/4 seconds (FEV); the same data were obtained 10 years later. Multivariate Cox analysis was performed with all causes death in 25 years as end point. MAIN RESULTS: Italian men had higher entry levels of SBP, arm circumference, BMI, and VC; Greek men had higher cholesterol levels, smoking habits, and FEV. Mortality of Italian men was higher throughout; at 25 years cumulative mortality was 48.3% and 35.3% respectively. Coronary heart disease and stroke mortality increased fivefold in Italy and 10-fold in Greece between years 10 and 25. The only risk factor with a significantly higher contribution to mortality in Italian men was cholesterol. However, differences in entry SBP (higher in Italy) and FEV (higher in Greece) accounted for, according to the Lee method, 75% of the differential mortality between the two populations. At 10 years increases in SBP, cholesterol, BMI, and decreases in smoking habits, VC, FEV, and arm circumference had occurred (deltas). SBP increased more and FEV and VC decreased more in Italy than in Greece. Deltas, fed stepwise in the original model for the prediction of 10 to 25 years mortality, were significant for SBP, smoking, arm circumference, and VC in Greece, and for SBP and VC in Italy. CONCLUSION: Higher mortality in Italian men is related to stronger positive effects of entry SBP and weaker negative (protective) effects of FEV; in addition 10 year increases in SBP are higher and 10 year decreases in FEV are larger in Italy. Unaccounted factors, however, related to, for example, differences in the diet, may also have contributed to the differential mortality of these two Mediterranean populations.  (+info)

(2/2509) Double blind, cluster randomised trial of low dose supplementation with vitamin A or beta carotene on mortality related to pregnancy in Nepal. The NNIPS-2 Study Group.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact on mortality related to pregnancy of supplementing women of reproductive age each week with a recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A, either preformed or as beta carotene. DESIGN: Double blind, cluster randomised, placebo controlled field trial. SETTING: Rural southeast central plains of Nepal (Sarlahi district). SUBJECTS: 44 646 married women, of whom 20 119 became pregnant 22 189 times. INTERVENTION: 270 wards randomised to 3 groups of 90 each for women to receive weekly a single oral supplement of placebo, vitamin A (7000 micrograms retinol equivalents) or beta carotene (42 mg, or 7000 micrograms retinol equivalents) for over 31/2 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: All cause mortality in women during pregnancy up to 12 weeks post partum (pregnancy related mortality) and mortality during pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, excluding deaths apparently related to injury (maternal mortality). RESULTS: Mortality related to pregnancy in the placebo, vitamin A, and beta carotene groups was 704, 426, and 361 deaths per 100 000 pregnancies, yielding relative risks (95% confidence intervals) of 0. 60 (0.37 to 0.97) and 0.51 (0.30 to 0.86). This represented reductions of 40% (P<0.04) and 49% (P<0.01) among those who received vitamin A and beta carotene. Combined, vitamin A or beta carotene lowered mortality by 44% (0.56 (0.37 to 0.84), P<0.005) and reduced the maternal mortality ratio from 645 to 385 deaths per 100 000 live births, or by 40% (P<0.02). Differences in cause of death could not be reliably distinguished between supplemented and placebo groups. CONCLUSION: Supplementation of women with either vitamin A or beta carotene at recommended dietary amounts during childbearing years can lower mortality related to pregnancy in rural, undernourished populations of south Asia.  (+info)

(3/2509) Cancer mortality in agricultural regions of Minnesota.

Because of its unique geology, Minnesota can be divided into four agricultural regions: south-central region one (corn, soybeans); west-central region two (wheat, corn, soybeans); northwest region three (wheat, sugar beets, potatoes); and northeast region four (forested and urban in character). Cancer mortality (1980-1989) in agricultural regions one, two, and three was compared to region four. Using data compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, cancer mortality was summarized by 5-year age groups, sex, race, and county. Age-standardized mortality rate ratios were calculated for white males and females for all ages combined, and for children aged 0-14. Increased mortality rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were observed for the following cancer sites: region one--lip (men), standardized rate ratio (SRR) = 2.70 (CI, 1.08-6.71); nasopharynx (women), SRR = 3.35 (CI, 1.20-9.31); region two--non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (women), SRR = 1.35 (CI, 1.09-1.66); and region three--prostate (men), SRR = 1.12 (CI, 1.00-1.26); thyroid (men), SRR = 2.95 (CI, 1.35-6.44); bone (men), SRR = 2.09 (CI, 1. 00-4.34); eye (women), SRR = 5.77 (CI, 1.90-17.50). Deficits of smoking-related cancers were noted. Excess cancers reported are consistent with earlier reports of agriculturally related cancers in the midwestern United States. However, reports on thyroid and bone cancer in association with agricultural pesticides are few in number. The highest use of fungicides occurs in region three. Ethylenebisdithiocarbamates, whose metabolite is a known cause of thyroid cancer in rats, are frequently applied. This report provides a rationale for evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of this suspect agent in humans.  (+info)

(4/2509) Prevalence of intestinal parasite infections with special reference to Entamoeba histolytica on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea).

The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was assessed (1993 through 1995) among two different groups of persons on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. In the first group, parasitologic examinations were performed on stool specimens from a household-based sample of 557 dwellers from the rural area of the island. In the second group, 1,633 inpatients and outpatients at the General Hospital of Malabo (the capital of the country) were studied. All age groups were represented in both groups. The average prevalence of the most common protozoan and helminthic intestinal infections in rural and urban areas, respectively, was as follows: Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar (14.9% and 32.7%, respectively), Giardia lamblia (7.2% and 8.6%), Ascaris lumbricoides (45.8% and 31.4%), and Trichuris trichiura (25.7% and 36.4%). Seventy-nine sera from patients with amebic liver abscess (suspected by ultrasonography) were studied by an immunohemagglutination assay, with 44 (56%) showing anti-E. histolytica titers > or = 1:32. Of these 79 sera, 71 were studied by an enzyme immunoassay, 86% of which were positive with titers > or = 1:64. This study showed that parasitic infections in Equatorial Guinea represent a major health problem.  (+info)

(5/2509) A case-control study of risk factors for Haemophilus influenzae type B disease in Navajo children.

To understand the potential risk factors and protective factors for invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease, we conducted a case-control study among Navajo children less than two years of age resident on the Navajo Nation. We analyzed household interview data for 60 cases that occurred between August 1988 and February 1991, and for 116 controls matched by age, gender, and geographic location. The Hib vaccine recipients were excluded from the analyses. Conditional logistic regression models were fit to examine many variables relating to social and environmental conditions. Risk factors determined to be important were never breast fed (odds ratio [OR] = 3.55, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.52, 8.26), shared care with more than one child less than two years of age (OR = 2.32, 95% CI = 0.91, 5.96); wood heating (OR = 2.14, 95% CI = 0.91, 5.05); rodents in the home (OR = 8.18, 95% CI = 0.83, 80.7); and any livestock near the home (OR = 2.18, 95% CI = 0.94, 5.04).  (+info)

(6/2509) Variation by body mass index and age in waist-to-hip ratio associations with glycemic status in an aboriginal population at risk for type 2 diabetes in British Columbia, Canada.

BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether obesity and age modify or confound relations between abdominal adiposity and metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was assess the consistency of relations between abdominal adiposity and glycemic variables across discrete categories of obesity and age. DESIGN: We performed a stratified analysis of prevalence data from a rural screening initiative in British Columbia, Canada. Subjects were Salishan Indians, all healthy relatives of individuals with type 2 diabetes [n = 151; age: 18-80 y; body mass index (BMI, in kg/m2): 17.0-48.2]. We measured waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) (2 categories); insulin, glycated hemoglobin (Hb A1c), and 2-h glucose concentrations (2 categories); and BMI (4 categories). BMI and age-specific odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs were calculated. RESULTS: WHR-glycemic variable relations were not consistent across BMI and age strata. Risks associated with high WHR were: for persons with BMIs from 25 to 29, elevated insulin (OR: 6.71; 95% CI: 1.41, 34.11) and Hb A1c (OR: 16.23; 95% CI: 2.04, 101.73) concentrations; for persons aged 18-34 y, elevated insulin concentrations [OR: indeterminate (+infinity); 95% CI: 1.89, +infinity]; and, for persons aged 35-49 y, elevated Hb A1c (OR: +infinity; 95% CI: 3.17, +infinity) and 2-h glucose (OR: 9.15; 95% CI: 1.74, 59.91) concentrations. CONCLUSIONS: WHR discriminates risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight but not obese individuals. Abdominal adiposity is associated with elevated insulin concentrations in younger age groups and with impaired glucose control in middle-aged groups, suggesting metabolic staging by age on a continuum from insulin resistance to impaired glucose tolerance.  (+info)

(7/2509) What's driving an epidemic? The spread of syphilis along an interstate highway in rural North Carolina.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether county syphilis rates were increased along Interstate Highway 95 (I-95) in North Carolina during a recent epidemic. METHODS: Ecological data on syphilis cases demographic data, highway data, and drug activity data were used to conduct a cross-sectional and longitudinal study of North Carolina countries from 1985 to 1994. Crude and adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRRs) were determined by means of standard and longitudinal Poisson regression models adjusted for sociodemographic factors and drug use. RESULTS: Ten-year syphilis rates in I-95 counties greatly exceeded rates in non-I-95 counties (38 vs 16 cases per 100,000 persons) and remained higher after adjustment for race, age, sex, poverty, large cities, and drug activity (adjusted IRR = 2.05, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.84, 2.28). Syphilis rates were stable until 1989, when rates increased sharply in I-95 counties but remained stable in non-I-95 counties. Increased drug activity in I-95 counties preceded the rise in syphilis cases. CONCLUSIONS: A better understanding of the relationship between high-ways and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases may guide future prevention interventions.  (+info)

(8/2509) Standardized comparison of glucose intolerance in west African-origin populations of rural and urban Cameroon, Jamaica, and Caribbean migrants to Britain.

OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of glucose intolerance in genetically similar African-origin populations within Cameroon and from Jamaica and Britain. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subjects studied were from rural and urban Cameroon or from Jamaica, or were Caribbean migrants, mainly Jamaican, living in Manchester, England. Sampling bases included a local census of adults aged 25-74 years in Cameroon, districts statistically representative in Jamaica, and population registers in Manchester. African-Caribbean ethnicity required three grandparents of this ethnicity. Diabetes was defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) 1985 criteria using a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (2-h > or = 11.1 mmol/l or hypoglycemic treatment) and by the new American Diabetes Association criteria (fasting glucose > or = 7.0 mmol/l or hypoglycemic treatment). RESULTS: For men, mean BMIs were greatest in urban Cameroon and Manchester (25-27 kg/m2); in women, these were similarly high in urban Cameroon and Jamaica and highest in Manchester (27-28 kg/m2). The age-standardized diabetes prevalence using WHO criteria was 0.8% in rural Cameroon, 2.0% in urban Cameroon, 8.5% in Jamaica, and 14.6% in Manchester, with no difference between sexes (men: 1.1%, 1.0%, 6.5%, 15.3%, women: 0.5%, 2.8%, 10.6%, 14.0%), all tests for trend P < 0.001. Impaired glucose tolerance was more frequent in Jamaica. CONCLUSIONS: The transition in glucose intolerance from Cameroon to Jamaica and Britain suggests that environment determines diabetes prevalence in these populations of similar genetic origin.  (+info)


What is the difference between public health and community health?


A. Public health involves the health of the nation, and community health involves doctors and other health professionals in a community.
B. Public health protects the health of everyone, and community health protects the health of all those in a particular community.
C. Public health gives free health care to individuals, and community health keeps the food, water supply, and general environment healthy for the community.
D. Public health is concerned with the health of individuals, and community health is concerned with overall health statistics.
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A. Public health involves the health of the nation, and community health involves doctors and other health professionals in a community.
B. Public health protects the health of everyone, and community health protects the health of all those in a particular community.
C. Public health gives free health care to individuals, and community health keeps the food, water supply, and general environment healthy for the community.
D. Public health is concerned with the health of individuals, and community health is concerned with overall health statistics.


What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass surgery?


What types of health problems are needed to qualify to have gastric bypass surgery? Do you only qualify if you have severe health problems caused by this or could you qualify if you have smaller health problems like knee arthritis & breathing problems? Most of my family is obese and have heart disease, sleep apnea. Would they take that into consideration? My sister had gastric bypass surgery with a starting weight at 208 and is down to 128. I don't think she had any medical problems due to her obesity.
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Usually you have to have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or more to qualify for gastric bypass. If you have a BMI of over 35, sometimes you can qualify if you have significant co-morbidities such as diabetes or sleep apnea. First and foremost, "they" look at how morbid obesity is affecting you, however, your family history may be taken into account, if close relatives are morbidly obese and have health problems relating to obesity.


What is the difference between public health and community health?


What is the difference between public health and community health?
  A. Public health involves the health of the nation, and community health involves doctors and other health professionals in a community.
  B. Public health protects the health of everyone, and community health protects the health of all those in a particular community.
  C. Public health gives free health care to individuals, and community health keeps the food, water supply, and general environment healthy for the community.
  D. Public health is concerned with the health of individuals, and community health is concerned with overall health statistics.
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A. Public health looks at everyone from all over. We (I'm an epidemiologist) are concerned with things that may be coming down the pike and hit all of us (like bird flu, etc.). Community health mostly involves doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals that tailor interventions to a particular community's needs, and they generally don't plan out for "the bigger picture", although they do a heck a job in their locales, since they know it better.


What is the best private health coverage plan for a foreign citizen living in australia?


private health coverage seems to be really expensive but also essential since i am not eligible to medicare for not being an australian citizen. I am looking for private hospital and dental coverage , from 3 to 5 years plan.thanks for help.
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I am with MBF and I am covered for private hospital but not a dental plan.  With most private health covers you need to join and pay for a whole year before you can claim for anything.  Also, you pay per month and it is not necessary to tell them for how many years you want it for.  Actually it is best not to as you can quit any time - it is not a contract.


What health insurance plans cover the most patients in Indiana?


Who are the top 6 health insurance plans in Indiana in terms of number of patients covered? I believe Anthem is number one?
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Health insurance can be very tricky. Since I live in Michigan I'm not sure about Indiana laws and regulations, so I recommend you call a local insurance agent. http://www.goodinternetdeals.com/Health-Insurance.html They should be able to help you.


What is the difference between health inequalities and health determinants?


What exactly are health inequalities and health determinants, and how are they linked to each other?
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Health inequalities are 'determint' by your post-code! 


What are the health benefits of using tofu?


What are the health benefits of replacing chicken in things like stir fry by using tofu? I am not a vegetarian, but I am trying to cut down on meat. Is there any beneficial reason to eat tofu instead? If it makes any difference, I'm also trying to lose about 6 lbs.
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Well for a start it tastes sooo good!  Marinade it in honey, oil and garlic and its just soooo good, then stirfry it with veg and a blue dragon lemon stirfry sauce, but  as for health reasons:

Good source of protein with minimal fat

For women it regulates your hormones due to its estrogen content, thought for men just two servings of soya/tofu a week can lower sperm count

I think it's good for your heart but I'm not sure about that one

It's just really useful, I'm a non preachy vegetarian and I just love the fact you won't give yourself food poisoning with tofu.  I don't know if it has any weight loss properties so to speak, just try it (I recommend cauldron tofu from the fridge section, about £1.10 from Morrison's, not blue dragon, if you're in the UK)


What are the health benefits of drinking black tea?


What are the health benefits of drinking black tea? Is it OK to put milk or half and half/light cream in it?
Also how many cups of black tea should be consumed in a day to get the benefits from drinking black tea? Would one cup be enough?
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The health benefits of black tea have been well documented for quite some time, and if you are thinking of adding more black tea to your diet, then its health benefits likely have played a big part in your decision. The big difference between black tea and other types of tea, like white and green tea, is that it is more oxidized. As a result of this increased oxidation, black tea is a lot more flavorful and caffeine-laden than its counterparts which do not enjoy this amount of oxidation. Another difference is that the flavor of black tea is retained for quite a while longer - sometimes, up to several years longer - than the flavor among other teas. Here are three health benefits to drinking black tea:

1. Very Low in Sodium, Fat and Calories

Provided that you drink black tea that is pure and plain, and without the addition of sweeteners, you are drinking a tea that is ultra low in sodium, fat and calories. This property of black tea is advantageous for people who want to lose weight or even just control their weight. In essence, if you merely substitute the intake of other kinds of beverages like unhealthy soda drinks with black tea, you are already doing your body a great favor in sparing it the intake of weight gain causing calories. Furthermore, if you drink more black tea in place of other beverages that contain higher amounts of sodium and fat, you are helping your body become more healthy. Too much sodium is linked with all kinds of lethal conditions and diseases, while too much fat amounts to the same thing.

2. Reduce Cardiovascular Problems

Certain studies over the years have established that there is a direct relationship between increased black tea consumption and a decrease in cardiovascular disease. In 2001, Boston University found in a study that both short-term as well as long-term drinking of black tea actually reverses something called endothelial vasomotor dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease. This is a dysfunction which basically serves as a predictor for even more serious coronary events. The conclusions in the study backed up a previously held link between black tea and its propensity to lower cardiovascular problems.

3. Bountiful in Antioxidants

Another benefit of drinking black tea is a sizeable one: the abundance of antioxidants in it. Black tea is made from the camellia tea plant. The great benefit of this tea plant is that it comes with a plethora of the group of chemical substances known as polyphenol. These substances are one type of antioxidant, and antioxidants have been found to help in everything from the treatment of brain injury cases to treatments against hearing loss and also, potentially, Parkinson's disease. They are, however, no longer thought to significantly help fight diseases like cancer as they once were thought to.