Southeastern United States: The geographic area of the southeastern region of the United States in general or when the specific state or states are not included. The states usually included in this region are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.Southwestern United States: The geographic area of the southwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.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.Midwestern United States: The geographic area of the midwestern region of the United States in general or when the specific state or states are not indicated. The states usually included in this region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Northwestern United States: The geographic area of the northwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.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.European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Continental Population Groups: Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Emigration and Immigration: The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.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.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.United States Virgin Islands: A group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, the three main islands being St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Before 1917 the U.S. Virgin Islands were held by the Danish and called the Danish West Indies but the name was changed when the United States acquired them by purchase.African Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.MexicoHistory, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.United States Department of Agriculture: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with improving and maintaining farm income and developing and expanding markets for agricultural products. Through inspection and grading services it safeguards and insures standards of quality in food supply and production.New England: The geographic area of New England in general and when the specific state or states are not indicated. States usually included in this region are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.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.National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.): A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which is primarily concerned with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics on vital events and health activities to reflect the health status of people, health needs, and health resources.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Nutrition Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to the nutritional status of a human population within a given geographic area. Data from these surveys are used in preparing NUTRITION ASSESSMENTS.Puerto Rico: An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is San Juan. It is a self-governing commonwealth in union with the United States. It was discovered by Columbus in 1493 but no colonization was attempted until 1508. It belonged to Spain until ceded to the United States in 1898. It became a commonwealth with autonomy in internal affairs in 1952. Columbus named the island San Juan for St. John's Day, the Monday he arrived, and the bay Puerto Rico, rich harbor. The island became Puerto Rico officially in 1932. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p987 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p436)Cross-Cultural Comparison: Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.United 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 Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.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.Asian Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.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.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Vital Statistics: Used for general articles concerning statistics of births, deaths, marriages, etc.SEER Program: A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)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.Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)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.Emigrants and Immigrants: People who leave their place of residence in one country and settle in a different country.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.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.Mid-Atlantic Region: A geographical area of the United States comprising the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.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.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.American Medical Association: Professional society representing the field of medicine.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Geography: The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)Acculturation: Process of cultural change in which one group or members of a group assimilate various cultural patterns from another.Foodborne Diseases: Acute illnesses, usually affecting the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, brought on by consuming contaminated food or beverages. Most of these diseases are infectious, caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, or parasites that can be foodborne. Sometimes the diseases are caused by harmful toxins from the microbes or other chemicals present in the food. Especially in the latter case, the condition is often called food poisoning.Mexican Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican descent.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.EuropeBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 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)Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.TexasInternationality: The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Licensure: The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Minority Groups: A subgroup having special characteristics within a larger group, often bound together by special ties which distinguish it from the larger group.Influenza, Human: An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.WisconsinIncome: Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.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.Vaccination: Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.New MexicoFloridaPhylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.ArizonaCause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.GeorgiaLife Expectancy: Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.National Health Insurance, United StatesCommerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.North AmericaUnited States Occupational Safety and Health Administration: An office in the Department of Labor responsible for developing and establishing occupational safety and health standards.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Substance-Related Disorders: Disorders related to substance abuse.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.Military Personnel: Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.Birth Rate: The number of births in a given population per year or other unit of time.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.New YorkEnvironmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Healthy People Programs: Healthy People Programs are a set of health objectives to be used by governments, communities, professional organizations, and others to help develop programs to improve health. It builds on initiatives pursued over the past two decades beginning with the 1979 Surgeon General's Report, Healthy People, Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives, and Healthy People 2010. These established national health objectives and served as the basis for the development of state and community plans. These are administered by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). Similar programs are conducted by other national governments.Foreign Medical Graduates: Physicians who hold degrees from medical schools in countries other than the ones in which they practice.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.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)Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Indians, North American: Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Homicide: The killing of one person by another.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.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.WashingtonForecasting: The prediction or projection of the nature of future problems or existing conditions based upon the extrapolation or interpretation of existing scientific data or by the application of scientific methodology.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.United States Environmental Protection Agency: An agency in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It was created as an independent regulatory agency responsible for the implementation of federal laws designed to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the ENVIRONMENT.AlaskaRefugees: Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Communicable Diseases, Emerging: Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.Death Certificates: Official records of individual deaths including the cause of death certified by a physician, and any other required identifying information.Serotyping: Process of determining and distinguishing species of bacteria or viruses based on antigens they share.Accidents, Traffic: Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Risk: The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.ColoradoHealth 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.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Firearms: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.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).Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Drug Approval: Process that is gone through in order for a drug to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required pre-clinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance of the drug.Waiting Lists: Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.PhilippinesWest Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Legislation, Food: Laws and regulations concerned with industrial processing and marketing of foods.Developed Countries: Countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources.Censuses: Enumerations of populations usually recording identities of all persons in every place of residence with age or date of birth, sex, occupation, national origin, language, marital status, income, relation to head of household, information on the dwelling place, education, literacy, health-related data (e.g., permanent disability), etc. The census or "numbering of the people" is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. Among the Romans, censuses were intimately connected with the enumeration of troops before and after battle and probably a military necessity. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed; Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, p66, p119)Confidence Intervals: A range of values for a variable of interest, e.g., a rate, constructed so that this range has a specified probability of including the true value of the variable.Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Military Medicine: The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.Disease Reservoirs: Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Drug and Narcotic Control: Control of drug and narcotic use by international agreement, or by institutional systems for handling prescribed drugs. This includes regulations concerned with the manufacturing, dispensing, approval (DRUG APPROVAL), and marketing of drugs.JapanHospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Molecular Epidemiology: The application of molecular biology to the answering of epidemiological questions. The examination of patterns of changes in DNA to implicate particular carcinogens and the use of molecular markers to predict which individuals are at highest risk for a disease are common examples.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.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.New York CityNew JerseyCluster Analysis: A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.Foreign Professional Personnel: Persons who have acquired academic or specialized training in countries other than that in which they are working. The concept excludes physicians for which FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES is the likely heading.Consumer Product SafetyDiet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Disease Notification: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)ConnecticutLegislation as Topic: The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.Tissue and Organ Procurement: The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.Agriculture: The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.Pharmacopoeias as Topic: Authoritative treatises on drugs and preparations, their description, formulation, analytic composition, physical constants, main chemical properties used in identification, standards for strength, purity, and dosage, chemical tests for determining identity and purity, etc. They are usually published under governmental jurisdiction (e.g., USP, the United States Pharmacopoeia; BP, British Pharmacopoeia; P. Helv., the Swiss Pharmacopoeia). They differ from FORMULARIES in that they are far more complete: formularies tend to be mere listings of formulas and prescriptions.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.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Epidemiological Monitoring: Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data about the frequency, distribution, and consequences of disease or health conditions, for use in the planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs.Risk-Taking: Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.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)MontanaCentral AmericaGovernment Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Genetic Variation: Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.Sexual Behavior: Sexual activities of humans.Hospital Bed Capacity: The number of beds which a hospital has been designed and constructed to contain. It may also refer to the number of beds set up and staffed for use.Infant Mortality: Postnatal deaths from BIRTH to 365 days after birth in a given population. Postneonatal mortality represents deaths between 28 days and 365 days after birth (as defined by National Center for Health Statistics). Neonatal mortality represents deaths from birth to 27 days after birth.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.West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.IllinoisHealth 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.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.

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The major problems of racing in the United States at the present time are caused by too much racing. This has led to too few horses and small fields. Consequently many owners and trainers are trying to enter their horses too frequently and to race them when they are not really fit to run. The desire to race horses as frequently as possible has led to constant pressure from horsemen through their organizations for so called "permissive medication". Started in the state of Colorado approximately ten years ago this has grown until finally there are only a few states, notably New York and New Jersey that have resisted the pressure. The drug that gave the opening wedge to permissive medication was phenylbutazone, but this in many states has led to the inclusion of other drugs including analgesics and drugs that veterinarians claim are needed for therapeutic purposes. Some states have endeavoured to control phenylbutazone medication by quantitation and while lower limits cause little difficulty, maximum allowable limits have caused problems and are not practical. While there has been no publicity to my knowledge about frusemide (furosemide, lasix) the abuse of this drug for so called "bleeders" is an example that may seriously interfere with drug detection in urine and its use should be confined to proven "bleeders" (i.e. horses suffering from epistaxis). Pre-race blood testing began roughly ten years ago at the harness tracks and has been resisted by our flat tracks rather successfully up to the present time. The blood testing methods and those used by the same laboratories in post-race urine testing is inadequate and will not detect many illegal drugs.  (+info)

Myths, models and mitigation of resistance to pesticides. (2/58711)

Resistance to pesticides in arthropod pests is a significant economic, ecological and public health problem. Although extensive research has been conducted on diverse aspects of pesticide resistance and we have learned a great deal during the past 50 years, to some degree the discussion about 'resistance management' has been based on 'myths'. One myth involves the belief that we can manage resistance. I will maintain that we can only attempt to mitigate resistance because resistance is a natural evolutionary response to environmental stresses. As such, resistance will remain an ongoing dilemma in pest management and we can only delay the onset of resistance to pesticides. 'Resistance management' models and tactics have been much discussed but have been tested and deployed in practical pest management programmes with only limited success. Yet the myth persists that better models will provide a 'solution' to the problem. The reality is that success in using mitigation models is limited because these models are applied to inappropriate situations in which the critical genetic, ecological, biological or logistic assumptions cannot be met. It is difficult to predict in advance which model is appropriate to a particular situation; if the model assumptions cannot be met, applying the model sometimes can increase the rate of resistance development rather than slow it down. Are there any solutions? I believe we already have one. Unfortunately, it is not a simple or easy one to deploy. It involves employing effective agronomic practices to develop and maintain a healthy crop, monitoring pest densities, evaluating economic injury levels so that pesticides are applied only when necessary, deploying and conserving biological control agents, using host-plant resistance, cultural controls of the pest, biorational pest controls, and genetic control methods. As a part of a truly multi-tactic strategy, it is crucial to evaluate the effect of pesticides on natural enemies in order to preserve them in the cropping system. Sometimes, pesticide-resistant natural enemies are effective components of this resistance mitigation programme. Another name for this resistance mitigation model is integrated pest management (IPM). This complex model was outlined in some detail nearly 40 years ago by V. M. Stern and colleagues. To deploy the IPM resistance mitigation model, we must admit that pest management and resistance mitigation programmes are not sustainable if based on a single-tactic strategy. Delaying resistance, whether to traditional pesticides or to transgenic plants containing toxin genes from Bacillus thuringiensis, will require that we develop multi-tactic pest management programmes that incorporate all appropriate pest management approaches. Because pesticides are limited resources, and their loss can result in significant social and economic costs, they should be reserved for situations where they are truly needed--as tools to subdue an unexpected pest population outbreak. Effective multi-tactic IPM programmes delay resistance (= mitigation) because the number and rates of pesticide applications will be reduced.  (+info)

Bioterrorism alleging use of anthrax and interim guidelines for management--United States, 1998. (3/58711)

From October 30 through December 23, 1998, CDC received reports of a series of bioterroristic threats of anthrax exposure. Letters alleged to contain anthrax were sent to health clinics on October 30, 1998, in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. During December 17-23 in California, a letter alleged to contain anthrax was sent to a private business, and three telephone threats of anthrax contamination of ventilation systems were made to private and public buildings. All threats were hoaxes and are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local law enforcement officials. The public health implications of these threats were investigated to assist in developing national public health guidelines for responding to bioterrorism. This report summarizes the findings of these investigations and provides interim guidance for public health authorities on bioterrorism related to anthrax.  (+info)

Physician advice and individual behaviors about cardiovascular disease risk reduction--seven states and Puerto Rico, 1997. (4/58711)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (e.g., heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death in the United States and accounted for 959,227 deaths in 1996. Strategies to reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke include lifestyle changes (e.g., eating fewer high-fat and high-cholesterol foods) and increasing physical activity. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend that, as part of a preventive health examination, all primary-care providers counsel their patients about a healthy diet and regular physical activity. AHA also recommends low-dose aspirin use as a secondary preventive measure among persons with existing CVD. To determine the prevalence of physician counseling about cardiovascular health and changes in individual behaviors, CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for seven states and Puerto Rico. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicate a lower prevalence of counseling and behavior change among persons without than with a history of heart disease or stroke.  (+info)

Cardiovascular disease in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus: similar rates but different risk factors in the US compared with Europe. (5/58711)

BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) has been linked to renal disease. However, little is known concerning international variation in the correlations with hyperglycaemia and standard CVD risk factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional comparison was made of prevalence rates and risk factor associations in two large studies of IDDM subjects: the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study (EDC) and the EURODIAB IDDM Complications Study from 31 centres in Europe. Subgroups of each were chosen to be comparable by age and duration of diabetes. The EDC population comprises 286 men (mean duration 20.1 years) and 281 women (mean duration 19.9 years); EURODIAB 608 men (mean duration 18.1 years) and 607 women (mean duration 18.9 years). The mean age of both populations was 28 years. Cardiovascular disease was defined by a past medical history of myocardial infarction, angina, and/or the Minnesota ECG codes (1.1-1.3, 4.1-4.3, 5.1-5.3, 7.1). RESULTS: Overall prevalence of CVD was similar in the two populations (i.e. men 8.6% versus 8.0%, women 7.4% versus 8.5%, EURODIAB versus EDC respectively), although EDC women had a higher prevalence of angina (3.9% versus 0.5%, P < 0.001). Multivariate modelling suggests that glycaemic control (HbA1c) is not related to CVD in men. Age and high density lipoprotein cholesterol predict CVD in EURODIAB, while triglycerides and hypertension predict CVD in EDC. For women in both populations, age and hypertension (or renal disease) are independent predictors. HbA1c is also an independent predictor-inversely in EURODIAB women (P < 0.008) and positively in EDC women (P = 0.03). Renal disease was more strongly linked to CVD in EDC than in EURODIAB. CONCLUSIONS: Despite a similar prevalence of CVD, risk factor associations appear to differ in the two study populations. Glycaemic control (HbA1c) does not show a consistent or strong relationship to CVD.  (+info)

Novel endotheliotropic herpesviruses fatal for Asian and African elephants. (6/58711)

A highly fatal hemorrhagic disease has been identified in 10 young Asian and African elephants at North American zoos. In the affected animals there was ultrastructural evidence for herpesvirus-like particles in endothelial cells of the heart, liver, and tongue. Consensus primer polymerase chain reaction combined with sequencing yielded molecular evidence that confirmed the presence of two novel but related herpesviruses associated with the disease, one in Asian elephants and another in African elephants. Otherwise healthy African elephants with external herpetic lesions yielded herpesvirus sequences identical to that found in Asian elephants with endothelial disease. This finding suggests that the Asian elephant deaths were caused by cross-species infection with a herpesvirus that is naturally latent in, but normally not lethal to, African elephants. A reciprocal relationship may exist for the African elephant disease.  (+info)

Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease and associated risk factors in American Indians: the Strong Heart Study. (7/58711)

Studies of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in minority populations provide researchers with an opportunity to evaluate PAD risk factors and disease severity under different types of conditions. Examination 1 of the Strong Heart Study (1989-1992) provided data on the prevalence of PAD and its risk factors in a sample of American Indians. Participants (N = 4,549) represented 13 tribes located in three geographically diverse centers in the Dakotas, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Participants in this epidemiologic study were aged 45-74 years; 60% were women. Using the single criterion of an ankle brachial index less than 0.9 to define PAD, the prevalence of PAD was approximately 5.3% across centers, with women having slightly higher rates than men. Factors significantly associated with PAD in univariate analyses for both men and women included age, systolic blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c level, albuminuria, fibrinogen level, fasting glucose level, prevalence of diabetes mellitus, and duration of diabetes. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to predict PAD for women and men combined. Age, systolic blood pressure, current cigarette smoking, pack-years of smoking, albuminuria (micro- and macro-), low density lipoprotein cholesterol level, and fibrinogen level were significantly positively associated with PAD. Current alcohol consumption was significantly negatively associated with PAD. In American Indians, the association of albuminuria with PAD may equal or exceed the association of cigarette smoking with PAD.  (+info)

Reliability of information on physical activity and other chronic disease risk factors among US women aged 40 years or older. (8/58711)

Data on chronic disease risk behaviors and related variables, including barriers to and attitudes toward physical activity, are lacking for women of some racial/ethnic groups. A test-retest study was conducted from July 1996 through June 1997 among US women (n = 199) aged 40 years or more who were white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Hispanic. The sample was selected and interviews were conducted using a modified version of the methods of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. For behavioral risk factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, and low fruit and vegetable consumption, group prevalences were generally similar between interviews 1 and 2. However, kappa values for selected physical activity variables ranged from 0.26 to 0.51 and tended to be lower for black women. Discordance was low for variables on cigarette smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (kappa = 0.64-0.92). Discordance was high (kappa = 0.33) for low consumption of fruits and vegetables. Additional variables for barriers to and access to exercise ranged widely across racial/ethnic groups and in terms of measures of agreement. These methods illustrate an efficient way to sample and assess the reliability of data collected from women of racial/ethnic minority groups.  (+info)

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Heterogeneity in capture probabilities is known to produce bias in the dual system estimates that have been used to estimate census coverage in U.S. Censuses since 1980. Triple system estimation using an administrative records list as a third source along with the census and coverage measurement survey has the potential to produce estimates with less bias. This is particularly important for hard-to-reach populations. The article presents potential statistical methods for the estimation of net census undercount using three systems for obtaining population information: (1) a decennial census; (2) an independent enumeration of the population in a sample of block clusters; and (3) administrative records. The 2010 Census Match Study will create census-like files for the entire nation using federal and commercial sources of administrative records. The 2010 Census Coverage Measurement Survey is an enumeration in a sample of block clusters that is independent of the 2010 decennial Census. ...
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The East Asian Social Survey (EASS) is a biennial social survey project that serves as a cross-national network of the following four General Social Survey type surveys in East Asia: Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS), Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), Korean General Social Survey (KGSS), Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS), and comparatively examines diverse aspects of social life in these regions. Survey information in this module focuses on family dynamics and includes demographic variables such as the number of family members, the number of younger and older siblings, the number of sons and daughters, and whether family members are alive or deceased. Respondents were also queried about specific information pertaining to family members and children not co-residing with them, such as, sex and birth order, age, marital status, residence status, contact frequency, employment status, and relation to the respondent. Other information collected includes attitudes toward financial support from ...
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The U.S. Census Bureau released today American Community Surveys five-year estimates for 2014. These data cover information for small area populations and are important in analyzing neighborhood characteristics. The American Community Survey is an...
A new Census Atlas is now available online from the United States Census Bureau Census Atlas of the United States, the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. The Census Atlas is a large-format publication about 300 pages long and containing almost 800 maps. Data from decennial censuses prior to 2000 support nearly 150 maps and figures, providing context and an historical perspective for many of the topics presented. A variety of topics are covered in the Census Atlas, ranging from language and ancestry characteristics to housing patterns and the geographic distribution of the population. A majority of the maps in the Census Atlas present data at the county level, but data also are sometimes mapped by state, census tract (for largest cities and metropolitan areas), and for selected American Indian reservations. The book is modern, colorful, and includes a variety of map styles and data symbolization techniques. United States Census ...
The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey pulls details from the American Community Survey (ACS) which provides a portrait of America at a certain point in...
In emergency medicine, there is an ongoing debate regarding patients who use the emergency department (ED) as their usual source of medical care-an arguably costly and inefficient pattern of utilization. However, there are few accurate national data on the prevalence of such usage. This analysis uses the 1998 National Health Interview Survey to estimate the number of Americans who name the ED as their usual source of care, and compares their characteristics with those who have a usual source of care other than the ED. Poverty, lack of insurance, younger age, male gender, and minority race or ethnicity predicted identifying the ED as the usual source of care. ...
The Yukon First Nations Health Promotion Spring School 2007 (May 28-June 1) brought together community-based First Nations health resource workers from across the Yukon to develop ways of promoting health on issues of importance to their communities. Participants selected one of the following five priority issues to focus on during the course: diabetes, depression, substance use, food security and residential school.. Working through a 6 step planning process, participants identified key individuals and agencies, background information, goals, objectives, strategies, activities and indicators for each issue. These results are visually presented to be of interest to a range of audiences, both in the video of Spring School 07 and in the main part of this document. Results are also available in report format in the appendix to provide additional details.. This document and an accompanying movie were developed to allow future updates as additional ideas and information become available. The ...
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The American Community Survey (ACS) is a part of the Decennial Census Program, and is designed to produce critical information about the characteristics of local communities. The ACS publishes social, housing, and economic characteristics for demographic groups covering a broad spectrum of geographic areas in the United States and Puerto Rico. Every year the ACS supports the release of single-year estimates for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Demographic variables include sex, age, relationship, households by type, race, and Hispanic origin. Social characteristics variables include school enrollment, educational attainment, marital status, fertility, grandparents caring for children, veteran status, disability status, residence one year ago, place of birth, United States citizenship status, year of entry, world region of birth of foreign born, language spoken at home, and ancestry. Variables focusing on economic characteristics include employment status, commuting to work, ...
Trend data from 1980 through the most recent year available were analyzed from the mortality component of the National Vital Statistics System and from 3 surveys conducted by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, that is, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, and the National Hospital Discharge Survey. Trend data from a fifth source, the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, were available beginning in 1992. The analysis included nationally representative samples of households "health care visits" and data compiled from death certificates for children 0 to 17 years of age. Analyses of recent data were stratified according to age group (0-4, 5-10, or 11-17 years), gender, and, when possible, race/ethnicity. Data for 2004-2005, the most recent period available for all data sets, were used to obtain stable estimates. Available race/ethnicity data ranged from broad categories of race (white or black) for the National Hospital ...
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I just had an opportunity to get the most recent briefing from the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and NIH about the situation involving Zika. And so I wanted to speak to the press just briefly about it, and the American public.. As all of you know, there has been an enormous spread of Zika throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico. We have not yet seen cases that were transmitted on the continental United States, but we do know that the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus exist on the continental United States. ...
Data from the HHANES are generally organized by the data collection method (e.g., Child Sample Person Questionnaire or Dental Examination). The data files comprising the HHANES include a number of demographic and socioeconomic variables on each tape, including age, gender, ethnicity, income, education, and marital status. Data are available on the NCHS Web site as public use data files.. National Health Care Survey, is an integrated survey of health care providers formed from the merger of four existing surveys: the National Hospital Discharge Survey, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, the National Nursing Home Survey and the National Health Provider Inventory. New surveys added to the database include: the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Home and Hospice Care Survey, and National Employer Health Insurance Survey. All surveys are described on the NCHS Web site.. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a ...
hanges in unmet prescription drug needs for working-age Americans between 2003 and 2007 also varied markedly by type of insurance coverage. Access problems among working-age adults with employer coverage grew from 8.7 percent to 10.7 percent. Uninsured people fared the worst over the past several years, with the proportion reporting unmet prescription drug needs rising from 26 percent to 34.7 percent, or a total of nearly 12.5 million working-age Americans in 2007. There were no statistically significant changes between 2003 and 2007 in unmet prescription drug needs among working-age adults with Medicaid or Medicare coverage. In past years, working-age adults with Medicaid and uninsured, working-age adults had similar rates of unmet needs for prescription drugs, but the gap has widened as drug access worsened for uninsured people. An important factor contributing to the large increase in unmet prescription drug needs overall is a shift in the population from insurance groups that have lower ...
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This report was researched and written by Lara Misegades, MS, ASTHO Senior Analyst for Infectious Disease Policy. It was made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement to Improve the Nations Public Health Infrastructure with State Public Health Agencies/Systems -- Special Project Emerging Infectious Diseases (Cooperative Agreement #U50/CCU313903-05) and National Immunization Programs Immunization Cooperative Agreement (Cooperative Agreement # U50/CCU312002-08 ...
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online. A growing number of Americans now have high-speed Internet access, but 19 million still remain without, according to an annual broadband progress report released Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).. "The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in recent years, but further implementation of major reforms newly adopted by the Federal Communications Commission is required before broadband will be available to the approximately 19 million Americans who still lack access," the FCC said.. "The FCC - and the nation - must continue to address obstacles impeding universal broadband deployment and availability.". The agency said its current report (PDF) is based on data it had as of June 2011. It classifies an Internet service as "broadband" if it provides actual download speeds of at least 4 Megabits per second (Mbps) and actual upload speeds of at least 1 Mbps.. Last year, the agency estimated ...
AbstractA growing literature on inference in difference-in-differences (DiD) designs has been pessimistic about obtaining hypothesis tests of the correct size, particularly with few groups. We provide Monte Carlo evidence for four points: (i) it is possible to obtain tests of the correct size even with few groups, and in many settings very straightforward methods will achieve this; (ii) the main problem in DiD designs with grouped errors is instead low power to detect real effects; (iii) feasible GLS estimation combined with robust inference can increase power considerably whilst maintaining correct test size - again, even with few groups, and (iv) using OLS with robust inference can lead to a perverse relationship between power and panel length.
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has revealed that two different gene mutations, (R1788W and L1622I), of a gene called ankyrin-B are responsible for triggering diabetes. The more severe of the two mutations, (R1788W), occurs in nearly one million Americans; whereas the milder mutation (L1622I), is shared by seven percent of the African American population. Diabetes is a global health threat. Patients with type 1 diabetes do not produce sufficient insulin. Patients with type 2 diabetes make insulin but become resistant to its effects.. "This is one of the first examples of a susceptibility gene that would only be manifested through a modern lifestyle," said Vann Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., senior author of the study and George Barth Geller Professor of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine. "The obesity epidemic really took off in the 1980s, when sugary sodas and French fries became popular. Its not like we suddenly changed ...
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This weeks TIME Magazine cover highlights chronic pain, a condition that affects more than 70 million Americans. Chronic pain is starting to be studied and treated as its own condition and not merely a symptom of other ailments, as was the case in the past.
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Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.Deaths from all causes declined by 23 percent, and deaths related to heart disease and stroke dropped by 40 percent, according to the study published today in the journal Diabetes Care (http://care.diabetesjournals.org). Scientists evaluated 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey data from nearly 250,000 adults who were linked to the National Death Index. Although adults with diabetes still are more likely to die younger than those who do not have the disease, the gap is narrowing. Improved medical treatment for cardiovascular disease, better management of diabetes, and some healthy lifestyle changes contributed to the decline. People with diabetes were less likely to smoke and more likely to be physically active than in the past. Better control of ...
The CDC has admitted that between 1955-1963 over 98 million Americans received one or more doses of a polio shot which was contaminated with a cancer-causing virus called Simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40 ...
Adult Incontinence News There are an estimated 13 million Americans who suffer from adult incontinence with 11 million of them being females,
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The Wall Street Journal presents a panel discussion on the challenges facing our healthcare system. Featuring Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Steward Health Care System Chairman and CEO Ralph De La Torre,
Downloadable! Since the early 1980s, the diffusion of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing from Japanese manufacturers to U.S. manufacturers has progressed at an accelerated rate. At this stage of the diffusion process, JIT implementations are more common and more advanced in large U.S. manufacturers than in small; consequently, U.S. businessmens understanding of issues associated with JIT implementations in large manufacturers is more developed than that of small manufacturers. When small manufacturers represent about 96 percent of all U.S. manufacturers, investigation of JIT implementations in small, as well as large, manufacturers is warranted. This survey study investigates JIT implementation differences between small and large U.S. manufacturers. Ten management practices that constitute the JIT concept are used to examine implementation of JIT manufacturing systems. Odds ratio were constructed to determine if an association exists between implemented versus not implemented and manufacturer size for
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALZHEIMERS RESEARCH, CARE, AND SERVICES Public Comments on Advisory Council Meeting, January 2013 List of Comments I. Kremer | 03-12-2013 C. Schelhorn | 01-17-2013 D. Walberg | 01-14-2013
A multistage area probability sample for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia has been used since 1999. A coordinated sample design was developed for the 2005 through 2009 NSDUHs. The 2011 NSDUH is an extension of the 5-year sample design. Although there is no overlap with the 1999-2004 samples, the coordinated design for 2005 through 2009 facilitated a 50 percent overlap in second-stage units (area segments [see below]) between each two successive years from 2005 through 2009. The 2011 NSDUH continues the 50 percent overlap by retaining half of the second-stage units from 2010. This design was intended to increase precision of estimates in year-to-year trend analyses because of the expected positive correlation resulting from the overlapping sample between successive survey years. The 2011 design allows for computation of estimates by state in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. States may therefore be viewed as the first level of stratification as well as a reporting ...
Mar. 16 - Afghan President Karzai lashes out at the United States for failing to cooperate with the investigation into a massacre of 16 Afghan villagers allegedly by a U.S. staff sergeant. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.}
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Look at this historically. Take 2011. Alex Salmonds SNP secured 902,915 constituency ballots, and 876,421 in the regions. We shouldnt understand this as a straightforward 26,494 drop. The regional tally will include a decent whack of folk who voted for other parties in constituency contests. My favourite 2011 illustration of this dynamic was Ayr. A straightforward SNP vs Tory runoff, Conservative candidate John Scott secured 12,997 constituency votes, and a 1,113 vote majority over his SNP opponent. But in the region, the folk of Ayr gave the Tories only 8,539 votes, a drop of 4,458 on their constituency figures - and the SNP were the obvious beneficiaries of the Tory regional slump. Chic Brodie took 11,884 constituency votes, but Ayrs regional tally gave the Nats 14,377, an increase of 2,493 which put them 5,838 regional votes ahead of the Tories whod routed their constituency campaign ...
After 28 days, the subjects had significantly lower levels of several inflammatory factors. Their CRP levels, ferritin levels plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) levels were all about 20 percent lower, while their endothelin-1 levels were 14 percent lower, and their epidermal growth factor was 13 percent lower. Their IL-1 levels were 28 percent lower, and their advanced glycation end product receptor levels were 29 percent lower. All of these reductions indicated reduced inflammation within the body ...
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Administrative Supplements to NCI Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards to Support Collaborations with the PDX Development and Trial Centers Research Network (PDXNet)(Admin Suppl - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-496. NCI
The program consists of a series of classroom and travel seminars that require approximately 45 training days through a two-year period. The three-day seminars are generally held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in January, February, October and December. Travel seminars include trips in June to Washington, D.C., the first year and an agricultural tour within the continental United States the second year. An international trip completes the program at the end of the second year.. Seminars are core learning opportunities. Diverse seminar subjects reflect the challenges facing agriculture, forestry and natural resource leaders. They emphasize:. ...
The Quality Research Institute (QRI), an arm of Spreemo Health, the healthcare company dedicated to delivering improved outcomes by understanding the science of patient care, hosted its inaugural summit on October 21st at the Convene Conference Center in New York City. The event brought together a diverse array of healthcare thought leaders - from clinicians and data scientists to government, group health and employer payers - to share their perspectives on how providers and payers can work cohesively to enhance the quality of patient care.
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Although in general the phase-oversampling technique may be used without penalty, certain limitations and special considerations apply. First, phase oversampling cannot be combined with some specialized multi-section techniques (e.g., POMP), which also require increasing the defined FOV and altering phase offsets. Secondly, since the number of excitations is reduced to keep imaging time constant, the phase oversampling technique can be applied without time penalty only to scans in which at least two excitations were originally selected. Phase oversampling with a single excitation sequence can still be performed, but requires the use of partial Fourier ("½ NEX") imaging with a consequent loss in signal-to-noise and increase in phase errors ...
By Alan Pergament If you put 200 of the nations television critics in the same room with media executives and stars, youre bound to have some issues raised. And there was the usual share during the Television Critics Association tour that ended Tuesday. Here is your local critics list of the Top 10 issues -- some heavy, some light and some unintentionally funny -- from the tour, along with some answers or opinions. Call it a new version of the old ABC program, "Issues and Answers.". 1. Issue: Is it too hard for late-night hosts and comedians to make fun of presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, and does that give him an advantage over Sen. John McCain? Answer: I think Seth Meyers, the head writer of "Saturday Night Live" and co-host of "Weekend Update," said it best during a party discussion. "Maybe its better for this country that somebody might run for president where its not obvious whats funny about them," said Meyers. 2. Issue: A critic wondered if former White House ...
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A recent study in |i|Health Affairs|/i| indicated that insurers with greater market shares are better able to negotiate lower prices, particularly from larger provider groups. The findings could have far-reaching implications as insurers continue to merge and smaller provider groups face lower payments.
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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and its various cooperative research programs carry out a great deal of transportation-related research. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), in particular, has carried out many air quality-related projects. Caltrans staff members have sometimes been involved as research panel members or expert resources.. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is the main national organization of state transportation departments. AASHTO has a Standing Committee on the Environment (SCOE) that tracks environmental issues related to transportation and funds/directs research through NCHRP targeted at smaller, more immediate questions than the general NCHRP program does. SCOE has an air quality subcommittee that has long included a Caltrans representative.. Caltrans and other AASHTO members have also been involved in "pooled-fund" projects, with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other states, to look at ...
The Emerging Infections Programs (EIPs) are population-based centers of excellence established through a network of state health departments collaborating with academic institutions; local health departments; public health and clinical laboratories; infection control professionals; and healthcare providers. EIPs assist in local, state, and national efforts to prevent, control, and monitor the public health impact of infectious diseases. Various parts of the EIP have received separate Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearances (Active Bacterial Core Surveillance [ABCs]-OMB number 0920-0802 and All Age Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance-OMB number 0920-0852); however this request seeks to have these core EIP activities under one clearance.. Activities of the EIPs fall into the following general categories: (1) Active surveillance; (2) applied public health epidemiologic and laboratory activities; (3) implementation and evaluation of pilot prevention/intervention projects; and (4) ...
The Universal Delft team in Accra regularly sends updates and status reports regarding the Accelerating Tuberculosis Case Detection project in Ghana. Delft believes this is an interesting read for everyone. Please find the latest status report below. ...
The Universal Delft team in Accra regularly sends updates and status reports regarding the Accelerating Tuberculosis Case Detection project in Ghana. Delft believes this is an interesting read for everyone. Please find the latest status report below. ...
11. A comprehensive programme on prevention requires coordination and networking components. This level focuses on the supportive network formed by the Government and NGOs to undertake both prevention and remedial actions. The core part of this network include: l Relevant advisory bodies such as the Advisory Committee on School Guidance, Discipline and Support Services (ACSGDSS) and professional associations to share their views and exchange opinions on school guidance and supportive services. These bodies comprise official representatives and those from the school sector. Student suicide was discussed in the ACSGDSS, which then produced "A Review of The Adolescent Suicides in 1991/92". The recommendations, including to promote Whole School Approach to Guidance, strengthen parent education, encourage setting up of Parent-Teacher Associations, etc., remain our guiding principles, which called for the concerted efforts of every relevant sector of the community to tackle the problem of student ...
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J. Norman Stark is a Cleveland Ohio Attorney and Registered Architect, as well as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Litigator, with an emphasis on the legal practice of Construction Accident Law, Construction Accident Claims Law, Construction Contract Law, and Real Estate Litigation. Attorney Stark provides professional services and consultation for clients throughout the continental United States. J. Norman Stark also serves as a Construction Consultant, and Expert Witness.. ...
Data were collected on women diagnosed and treated for ovarian cancer between 2004 and 2009 (pre-ACA; 35,842 patients) and between 2011 and 2014 (post-ACA; 37,145 patients). Stage at diagnosis and time to treatment were assessed for women between the ages of 21 and 64 years and compared with a group of women aged 65 and older (controls, since they had access to Medicare and were more likely to be insured pre- and post-ACA).. Difference-in-differences analysis was performed, using logistical regression to adjust for confounding factors such as race, rural location, income level, education level, Charlson comorbidity score, distance traveled for care, Census region, and care at an academic center. Changes over time were compared between the two groups.. Over time, younger women had a 1.7% gain in early-stage diagnosis (stage I or II) compared with older women. A 1.6% improvement was found for younger women being treated within 30 days of diagnosis compared with women aged 65 and over. Publicly ...
Routine Critic is a Mundane Critic If a former Finance Minister, that too from within the BJP, finds fault with the state of the economy, normally, it should be treated as a matter of concern. But when one remembers that Yashwant Sinha has been a routine critic of Narendra Modi and his radical political moves…
By Allie Bidwell, Communications Staff. Deliberately planned "nudges" that encourage students to apply for financial aid can have a noticeable impact on college enrollment, according to a new working paper, which examined the impact of these prompts on a national scale for the first time.. The working paper - a collaboration between researchers at the University of Virginia, Harvard University, the University of Pittsburgh, and West Point - examined data from a national financial aid nudge campaign through the Common Application, which reached 450,000 high school seniors, and found that providing students with prompts about how and when to complete the FAFSA resulted in a 1.1 percentage point increase in college enrollment overall, and a 1.7 percentage point increase for first-generation college students. Additionally, the initiative resulted in a cost of just 50 cents per student.. "Even with various efforts to increase FAFSA completion rates over the last several years, hundreds of thousands ...
The U.S. Department of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has signed a cooperative agreement with the American Angus Association.
They shall make a Sanctuary for Me - so I may dwell among them…" (25:8). Despair - or if you prefer its more contemporary name depression - affects approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age 18 and older. According to Australian Government statistics, everyone will at some time in their life be affected by depression, whether their own or someone elses.. At least four percent of preschoolers in the United States - over a million - are clinically depressed, and the rate of increase of depression among children is an astounding 23% per year.. By 2020, depression is expected to be the second largest killer after heart disease, and studies show that depression is already a significant contributory factor to fatal coronary disease. And now for the good news…. The Torah is called light. "A mitzvah is a candle and the Torah is light." The whole essence of light is to reveal; thats its job in the world. The whole job of the Torah is to reveal existence as ...
It is possible to design and implement a national probability sample of persons with a low-prevalence disease, even if it is stigmatized.
Small businesses comprise more than 99% of all employer businesses in the US and a regulatory environment that supports their growth and job creation is crucial.
The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and general and reproductive health. The information below provides a brief history of data collection, updates about forthcoming data files, a description of the impact of the NSFG, and details about the co-sponsoring agencies of the survey.. The NSFG was first designed to be nationally representative of women 15-44 years of age in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States (household population). The survey sample is designed to produce national data, not estimates for individual states. Later changes to the NSFG include adding an independent sample of men (2002) and expanding the age range to 15-49 (2015). NSFG is conducted through in-person interview, with a portion of the more sensitive questions answered privately by self-administration. The interviews are voluntary and confidential. The response rate for recent data ...
This report presents analyses of relationships between blood pressure and nutritional variables including dietary intake and selected biochemistries among U.S. adults ages 18-74 and 25-74 years by age, sex, race, body mass, skinfold thickness, and selected behavioral patterns. These estimates are based on standardized examination findings from national probability samples of the civilian noninstitutionalized population examined in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 1971-75 ...
Despite decreases in cancer death rates nationwide, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows slower reduction in cancer death rates in rural America (a decrease of 1.0% per year) compared with urban America (a decrease of 1.6% per year), according to data published by Henley et al in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report is the first complete description of cancer incidence and mortality in rural and urban America.. Researchers found that rates of new cases for lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer were higher in rural America. In contrast, rural areas were found to have lower rates of new cancers of the female breast and prostate. Rural counties had higher death rates from lung, colorectal, prostate, and cervical cancers.. "While geography alone cant predict your risk of cancer, it can impact prevention, diagnosis. and treatment opportunities-and thats a significant public health problem in the United States," said CDC Acting ...
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On February 5, 2013, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr).. Background: Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States. Despite overall declines in cigarette smoking, a high prevalence of smoking persists among certain subpopulations, including persons with mental illness. Methods: Combined data from the 2009-2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) were used to calculate national and state estimates of cigarette smoking among adults aged ≥18 years who had any mental illness (AMI), defined as having a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, excluding developmental and substance use disorders, in the past 12 months. Results: During 2009-2011, an annual average of 19.9% of adults aged ≥18 years had AMI; among these persons, 36.1% were current smokers, compared with 21.4 % among adults with no mental illness. Smoking prevalence among those with AMI was highest among ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Generating hypotheses to explain declining HIV infection in four U.S. jurisdictions. AU - Crowley, Jeffrey S.. AU - Feirman, Shari. AU - Collins, Chris. AU - Holtgrave, David R. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. N2 - The aims of this study were (1) to generate hypotheses to explain declines in HIV incidence in Massachusetts, North Carolina, San Francisco, and Seattle, and (2) based on lessons learned from these jurisdictions, to offer recommendations for implementation elsewhere. Through in-depth interviews, we identified policies and practices that stakeholders across jurisdictions believe are important to achieving successful outcomes. The most unifying observation was that leadership within health departments is critical to achieving success. With this consideration, we developed a list of tools for public health officials to assert leadership to address challenges posed by HIV: extending access to health insurance, using an array of approaches to increase knowledge of serostatus, ...
Get this from a library! Sexual orientation-based employment discrimination : states experience with statutory prohibitions.. [Dayna Shah; United States. General Accounting Office.] -- Twelve states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. This report studies these states laws and reports on ...
LONDON (AP) - Women who regularly work up a sweat exercising have a 30 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study says.Researchers at the United States National Cancer Institute analyzed 14 previous studies and found physical activity cuts the risk of endometrial cancer by 20 to 40 percent when compared to sedentary women. The study was published online Wednesday in the British Journal of Cancer. It was paid for by the National Cancer Institute.Scientists have long
This may be the most important post I have ever published. Im going to tell you about a study that should change the entire way doctors approach patients, and how patients should think of prescribed treatments. These findings should begin a culture change in American medicine.. Background:. I used to think Medicine would get easier over time. It makes sense, right? You see patterns, you learn how treatments work, and you just get to know stuff. Experience should make it easier to diagnose and treat.. Thats not been the case for me. In fact, its closer to the opposite. In the exam room, as I look up to the patient from my stool, and before I stand at the white board to explain, I often find myself pausing for a moment to think: Is this really the right course? Does the evidence support doing it this way? Do I know the science, or is it "just the way things are done?" I have the same problem in the hospital-perhaps worse, as there, dogma permeates most of what we do.. What keeps popping into my ...
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While they say little about economic ups and downs in the decade between Censuses, income and poverty data provide us with economic "snapshots" of an area at the time of enumeration that can in turn be compared with economic data gathered from earlier Censuses. Poverty status, as measured in this chart, is determined by Poverty Thresholds, which take into account a number of factors, including income and family size and structure. For example, the 2000 Poverty Threshold for a family of four in the continental United States with two related children was 17,463. However, Poverty Thresholds are misleading because they do not provide an accurate picture of what a poor family s life is like. According to the National Center for Children in poverty, most families of four would have to make twice their assigned Poverty Threshold in order to provide their children with basic necessities, such as housing, food, and health care.. ...
While they say little about economic ups and downs in the decade between Censuses, income and poverty data provide us with economic "snapshots" of an area at the time of enumeration that can in turn be compared with economic data gathered from earlier Censuses. Poverty status, as measured in this chart, is determined by Poverty Thresholds, which take into account a number of factors, including income and family size and structure. For example, the 2000 Poverty Threshold for a family of four in the continental United States with two related children was 17,463. However, Poverty Thresholds are misleading because they do not provide an accurate picture of what a poor family s life is like. According to the National Center for Children in poverty, most families of four would have to make twice their assigned Poverty Threshold in order to provide their children with basic necessities, such as housing, food, and health care.. ...
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Based on data from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study for 1979-85, life expectancies are estimated for white men and white women by education, by family income, and by employment status. Life expectancy varies directly with amount of schooling and with family income. Differences in life expectancy at age 25 between the highest and the...
Siegels selection comes as both the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation embark on a collaborative campaign to transform the nursing profession to improve health and health care. Based on the recommendations from the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine nursing report released last year, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leads the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action to engage nurses and non-nurses in a nationwide effort to overhaul the nursing profession.. At the same time, faculty and leaders from the UC Davis School of Nursing lead a variety of efforts to implement the initiative in California. The campaign is working to implement solutions to the challenges facing the nursing profession and to build upon nurse-based approaches to improve quality and transform the way Americans receive health care.. Siegels mentors include Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Founding Dean Heather M. ...
Know your health coverage options if your Medicare Advantage Plan is ending at the end of the year.. Extra Help is a federal program that helps pay Medicare prescription drug premiums deductibles, and copays. If you have Extra Help and your Medicare Advantage Plan is ending on December 31, 2018, your plan must send you a letter by October 2, 2018 to tell you it will no longer be available next year.. Below are important steps to take when you have Extra Help and your Medicare Advantage Plan is ending.. 1. Understand whats changing after December 31, 2018. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include both Medicare health and drug coverage. For that reason, the end of Medicare Advantage Plan means that your Medicare drug and health coverage will change next year.. 2. Understand whats not changing next year. There are different ways to qualify for Extra Help. You may have gotten Extra Help automatically because you have full Medicaid coverage or have a Medicare Savings Program, that helps pay your ...
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Submitted To: Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services Regarding: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program Opportunity #EP-HIT-09001 CFDA# 93.719 Every Oklahoman will benefit from the improved quality and decreased cost of health care afforded by the secure and appropriate communication of their health information to all providers involved in their care, raising the health status of individuals and the entire state population. - Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust Vision Statement Oklahomas Revised Strategic Plan for the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (SHIECAP) Submitted by: Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust March 11, 2011 OHIET Revised Strategic Plan Page 1 Table of Contents Page 1. Strategic Plan 1.1. Oklahoma Approach to Health Information Technology .................................4 1.1.1. History of Health ...
Mary Schmeida, PhD, RN Citation: Schmeida, M., (October 10, 2005). "Legislative: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996: Just an Incremental Step in Reshaping Government." OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 11, No 1.. DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol11No01LegCol01. Introduction to HIPAA. In 1996, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was adopted as a step toward reshaping government health care. Referred to as the HIPAA, it enables portability of health care insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs (Title I), sets a standard or benchmark for safeguarding electronic and paper exchange of health information, and requires national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers (Title II). The final policy implementation rule outlines the entities affected by the legislation as health care providers, health plans, health care clearinghouses, and vendors offering computer software ...
This publication was written by Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D., University of Alabama (formerly with the National Institute on Drug Abuse), Belinda E. Sims, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Eve E. Reider, Ph.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. It was edited by Eric Wargo, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA wishes to thank the following individuals for their guidance and comments during the development and review of this publication: Karl G. Hill, Ph.D. University of Washington
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is fully engaged in technology transfer. NIDA views technology transfer as offering unique opportunities to establish collaborative relationships with the private sector in order to facilitate the transfer of research results into public health advances. Opportunities based upon basic research findings, applied research findings, and in potential product development are considered and appropriate agreements facilitating further research and development may be negotiated within the context of National Institutes of Health (NIH) policies. Technology transfer activities involving both extramural and intramural research are handled directly through an NIH interagency agreement with the National Cancer Institutes Technology Transfer Center, which provides services to support NIDAs technology development activities. Among these activities are: The exchange of confidential information under a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). The exchange of
Submitted To: Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services Regarding: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program Opportunity #EP-HIT-09001 CFDA# 93.719 Every Oklahoman will benefit from the improved quality and decreased cost of health care afforded by the secure and appropriate communication of their health information to all providers involved in their care, raising the health status of individuals and the entire state population. - Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust Vision Statement Submitted by: Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust March 11, 2011 Oklahomas Revised Operational Plan for the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (SHIECAP) OHIET OKLAHOMA HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE TRUST / OPERATIONAL PLAN - MARCH 2011 PAGE 1 Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust Operational Plan Table of Contents 1. Strategic Plan (under separate ...

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  • During 2000--2002, the rate of CS declined in all racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • In September 2016, a WTO compliance panel issued a report finding that the European Union, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain continue to breach WTO rules through subsidies the WTO previously found to have caused adverse effects to the United States. (ustr.gov)
  • Iceland's FDI in the United States (stock) was $7.1 billion in 2016 (latest data available). (ustr.gov)
  • If you are eligible to renew your passport and are not traveling internationally in the next 4 weeks, skip the trip to a U.S. embassy or consulate in Canada and mail your Form DS-82 and supporting documents to the United States. (state.gov)
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  • NZQA has been working with the United States Embassy in Wellington to promote better understanding of New Zealand qualifications in the United States. (nzqa.govt.nz)
  • On June 6, the Chiang Mai Provincial Court ruled against the military, stating soldiers operating a military checkpoint in Mueng Na Subdistrict of Chiang Mai Province shot and killed Chaiyaphum Pasae, a prominent ethnic Lahu student activist, in March 2017. (state.gov)
  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Tokyo, Japan on March 16, 2017. (state.gov)
  • It is headquarters for Umatilla National Forest and the site of an Oregon State University agricultural experiment station and of Blue Mountain Community College (1962). (britannica.com)
  • The site, in a plant occupied by Renault's Spanish subsidiary in Valladolid, about 100 miles north of Madrid, will produce the vehicles for the European market beginning in 1992 and may also export to the United States. (latimes.com)
  • The PHIA results from twelve African countries show that eight of them are making significant progress toward controlling their HIV/AIDS epidemics, having either approached or exceeded the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets for 2020. (state.gov)
  • You represent an internationally minded, bi-partisan and well-respected constituency for the United Nations in the United States. (un.org)
  • They stem from a belief that not only does the United Nations need the United States but also that the United States needs the United Nations and that multilateral solutions can serve the national interests of countries big and small alike. (un.org)
  • I share this view and wish to emphasize that for the United Nations, the United States is, truly, indispensable. (un.org)
  • Finland joined the United Nations in 1955 in a package deal on expanding the Organization s membership. (un.org)
  • Not being able to fully participate in European integration, the United Nations along with Nordic cooperation became Finland s window to the world during the early post-war decades. (un.org)
  • In 1998, efforts to eliminate syphilis were initiated in the United States, and prevention of CS was a key objective of the National Plan to Eliminate Syphilis, which was launched the following year ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • The Democratic Party nominated former Congressman John W. Davis of West Virginia, making Davis the first major party nominee who had held public office in a former slave state since the end of the Civil War. (wikipedia.org)
  • The paper shows the results of a pilot study for six industrial sectors in seven OECD Member countries (Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States) whereby short-term qualitative indicators are used to "nowcast" a quantitative indicator, the production index. (oecd.org)
  • Twenty days after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) bombed a school bus full of children in Yemen in August, United States Defense Secretary James Mattis hosted officials from the two US allies at the Pentagon. (greenleft.org.au)
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  • Census Atlas of the United States , the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. (familysearch.org)
  • A majority of the maps in the Census Atlas present data at the county level, but data also are sometimes mapped by state, census tract (for largest cities and metropolitan areas), and for selected American Indian reservations. (familysearch.org)
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  • In the five years since their formation, TUS has played 800 shows across the United States, United Kingdom, and northern Europe, appearing at South by Southwest, CMJ Music Marathon, and Lollapalooza in the U.S., and the UK's Glastonbury Festival. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Israel has roughly 8.01 million persons, which puts it rather close to the population of the State of Virginia, which has 8.19 million persons. (answers.com)
  • Bilingualism in the United States has traditionally been transitional-a passage, over one or two generations, from monolingualism in a minority language to monolingualism in English. (psychologytoday.com)
  • No sooner had the Soviet Union reacted favorably than Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes persuaded the President to reject it. (wikipedia.org)
  • For his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will be participating in a G-20 meeting of foreign ministers February 16-17 in Bonn, Germany. (state.gov)
  • In Lustig v. United States (1949), Justice Felix Frankfurter coined the silver platter doctrine, ruling that evidence gathered by Fourth Amendment violations was still admissible if state police gave it to federal officials on "a silver platter"-that is, without any level of involvement by federal authorities. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years the bishops of the United States have taken public positions on numerous domestic and international issues and have articulated these positions not only in statements but in congressional testimony, meetings with government officials, and similar efforts. (worldcat.org)
  • In today's market 200 Greek drachma are worth $0.78 in United States currency. (answers.com)
  • Public financing is the centerpiece of a broad call for change issued by 140 private citizens, including 23 from Los Angeles, who were randomly chosen by the League of Women Voters to contemplate the state of U.S. election-financing laws. (latimes.com)
  • Cases are considered importations if exposure to measles virus occurred outside the United States 7-21 days before rash onset and rash occurred within 21 days of entry into the United States, with no known exposure to measles in the United States during that time. (cdc.gov)
  • It was produced and mixed by Duane Lundy, with co-production by Rob Gordon and These United States (by then composed of Elliott and full-time band members Charles, Cosenza, Craig, and Hnatow), and released on September 23, 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2011 saw These United States scale back its frenetic touring pace to just 100 shows and festivals, as the band spent more time writing and recording in studios in Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ontario. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because the Bill of Rights did not at the time extend to cover states, such a prohibition extended only to federal agents and covered only federal trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relations between the United States and Kyrgyzstan have been continuous since that time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Global Security experts claimed that maybe it was finally time for the United States to accept the invitation of Russia and China to draft a treaty prohibiting space weapons. (wired.com)
  • From state fragility to hybrid warfare, contemporary national security challenges require us to leverage defense, diplomacy, and development -- often all at the same time. (state.gov)
  • The Values Voter Summit should serve as motivation for me and everyone else who believes in church-state separation. (au.org)
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  • However, importations of measles into the United States continue to occur, posing risks for measles outbreaks and sustained measles transmission. (cdc.gov)
  • The increased numbers of outbreaks and measles importations into the United States underscore the ongoing risk for measles among unvaccinated persons and the importance of vaccination against measles ( 3 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Since April 1997, CDC has received reports of outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in the United States and Canada (1,2). (cdc.gov)
  • Purim has been celebrated in the United States for many years. (timeanddate.com)
  • With the White House and Congress now considering action on legislation for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), to further entangle the United States with the European Union, this article from 24 years ago is more relevant than ever. (thenewamerican.com)
  • Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has termed the United States as 'weak' in his new video which has appeared after three years. (topnews.in)
  • Use Canada Post as your delivery service when sending Form DS-82 to the United States. (state.gov)
  • Approximately 70 laboratory-confirmed sporadic cases (i.e., cases not associated with events, the cruise, or recent overseas travel) have been reported in the United States and Canada. (cdc.gov)
  • In the spring and summer of 1996, an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States and Canada was linked to eating raspberries imported from Guatemala (3). (cdc.gov)
  • The Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO) provides funding and technical assistance to its partners in state and local governments, Indian tribes, and international agencies to facilitate the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in buildings. (iea.org)
  • CDC analyzed national surveillance data for CS cases* reported to state and local health departments in 2002. (cdc.gov)
  • Vandeveld is president of Local 1222 of the AFL-CIO United Food & Commercial Workers. (latimes.com)
  • Other state, provincial, and local health depts. (cdc.gov)
  • Central Missouri State University (1871) was established in the city as a state normal school . (britannica.com)
  • OzLINK for UPS is a free desktop solution that allows users to rate and track packages as well as provide City, State, Zip Code validation. (ups.com)
  • City Rejects and United States of Horror, the latter which was premiered on Apple Music's Beats 1. (last.fm)
  • Provides addresses for Catholic churches in the state organized alphabetically by city name. (cyndislist.com)
  • STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is about the United States today. (ap.org)
  • Even beyond the organ of the Government set up to handle information about the United States and to explain our policies, what is important today is the interaction of groups, peoples, and cultures beyond national borders, influencing the way groups and peoples in other countries think about foreign affairs, react to our policies, and affect the policies of their respective governments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Maine borders one state. (answers.com)