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*  UT Arlington School of Social Work wins NIH grant to reduce mental health disparities among Hispanic populations - UTA News...
A University of Texas at Arlington social work researcher is taking a fotonovela, a popular comic-book style education tool that uses culturally sensitive images, to overcome the barriers to treatment and encourage Hispanic patients to seek care.. Katherine Sanchez, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, recently won a nearly $400,000 three-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) program for her proposal, "METRIC: Measurement, Education and Tracking in Integrated Care: Strategies to Increase Patient Engagement and Reduce Mental Health Disparities among Hispanics." She hopes to reduce mental health disparities among Hispanics through integrated health care and culturally adapted depression education.. "We know from over 20 years of research that integrated health care is an effective model for the treatment of ...
https://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2015/09/Sanchez-Hispanics-depression.php
*  Meningitis neonatal por Listeria monocytogenes en San Luis, Argentina: análisis de tres casos
Correspondence. E-mail: alaciar@unsl.edu.ar. ABSTRACT. Between November 1996 and December 2006, two cases of early-onset and one case of late-onset neonatal listeriosis were reported in San Luis, Argentina. This article describes clinical and laboratory findings as well as treatment and outcome for newborns treated for Listeria monocytogenes meningitis or septicaemia. In one of the newborns with early-onset listeriosis, meningitis led to important complications including hydrocephalus. The two other newborns showed complete recovery following adequate treatment. The L. monocytogenes isolates from two patients belonged to PCR group IVb (including serovar 4b strains) and to PCR group IIb (including serovar 1/2b strains) in the third patient. Listeriosis, especially the maternal-fetal presentation, is still rare in Argentina for unknown reasons. Our data can be used in the future as an epidemiological survey.. Key words: Listeria monocytogenes; Neonatal meningitis; Argentina. RESUMEN. Meningitis ...
http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0325-75412011000100010&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
*  Discrimination and mental health-related service use in a national study of Asian Americans. | School of Social Work
OBJECTIVES: We examined the association between perceived discrimination and use of mental health services among a national sample of Asian Americans.. METHODS: Our data came from the National Latino and Asian American Study, the first national survey of Asian Americans. Our sample included 600 Chinese, 508 Filipinos, 520 Vietnamese, and 467 other Asians (n=2095). We used logistic regression to examine the association between discrimination and formal and informal service use and the interactive effect of discrimination and English language proficiency.. RESULTS: Perceived discrimination was associated with more use of informal services, but not with less use of formal services. Additionally, higher levels of perceived discrimination combined with lower English proficiency were associated with more use of informal services.. CONCLUSIONS: The effect of perceived discrimination and language proficiency on service use indicates a need for more bilingual services and more ...
http://socialwork.uw.edu/biblio/discrimination-and-mental-health-related-service-use-national-study-asian-americans
*  Community Interventions in Non-medical Settings to Increase Informed Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening - Full Text...
This project is a community based participatory research collaboration among two universities and two research networks that will enable increased Informed Decision Making (IDM) for prostate cancer screening in Hispanic and African American men. Our collaborating universities are the University of Texas Health Science center at Houston, Texas Prevention Research Center (TPRC), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and the University of South Carolina (USC). Our collaborating networks are the Latinos in a Network for Cancer Control (LINCC), and the South Carolina Cancer Research Network (SC-CRN). Through the LINCC and the SCCRN, we have been able to link to the Cancer and Chronic Disease Consortium (CCDC, El Paso) which is working with Hispanic communities and the South Carolina Baptist Education and Missionary Convention (BEMC) which is a network of African American churches. Following the quality criteria for inclusion in evidence reviews conducted by the Community Guide for ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00137618
*  U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Supports Construction Association of South Florida Safety Expo | Occupational Safety and Health...
The CASF Safety Expo has become an annual event in response to workplace fatalities occurring in South Florida's construction industry. Since Oct. 2004, OSHA has investigated 85 fatal accidents in the construction industry in South Florida. Focusing on this problem, OSHA and CASF signed an alliance in Aug. 2006 to provide association members with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect workers' health and safety. CASF is a non-profit organization whose members represent all aspects of the construction industry. ...
https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region4/02162007
*  Welcome to CDC stacks | Genetic Variation in Bone Morphogenetic Proteins and Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic and non-Hispanic...
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) are thought to be important in breast cancer promotion and progression. We evaluated genetic variation in BMP-related genes and breast cancer risk among Hispanic (2,111 cases, 2,597 controls) and non-Hispanic White (NHW) (1,481 cases, 1,586 controls) women who participated in the 4-Corner's Breast Cancer Study, the Mexico Breast Cancer Study and the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study. BMP genes and their receptors evaluated include ACVR1, AVCR2A, ACVR2B, ACVRL1, BMP1, BMP2, BMP4, BMP6, BMP7, BMPR1A, BMPR1B, BMPR2, MSTN and GDF10. Additionally, 104 ancestral informative markers were assessed to discriminate between European and native American ancestry. The importance of estrogen on BMP-related associations was suggested through unique associations by menopausal status and estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptor status of tumors. After adjustment for multiple comparisons ACVR1 (8 SNPs) was modestly associated with ER+PR+ ...
https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/33559
*  Testing the Effectiveness of VOICES as Implemented by STD & HIV Prevention Agencies in the US and PR - Full Text View -...
The purpose of the project is to determine whether the VOICES/VOCES intervention, that was shown to be effective in a research study, is still effective when delivered by STD/HIV prevention agencies.. VOICES/VOCES is a brief, single-session intervention for African-American and Latino adult men and women at high risk for STD/HIV. It encourages condom use and improves condom negotiation skills. A health educator delivers the intervention to groups of 4 to 8 clinic patients in a private room. Groups are made up of people of the same sex and same race or ethnicity. Information on STD/HIV risk behaviors and condom use is delivered by culturally-specific videos, group discussion, and a poster presenting features of various condom brands. Participants role-play condom negotiation modeled in the videos. At the end of the session they are given sample condoms of their choice.. In this project, health educators from the health departments of New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico conducted the ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00164619?order=25
*  Testing the Effectiveness of VOICES as Implemented by STD & HIV Prevention Agencies in the US and PR - Full Text View -...
The purpose of the project is to determine whether the VOICES/VOCES intervention, that was shown to be effective in a research study, is still effective when delivered by STD/HIV prevention agencies.. VOICES/VOCES is a brief, single-session intervention for African-American and Latino adult men and women at high risk for STD/HIV. It encourages condom use and improves condom negotiation skills. A health educator delivers the intervention to groups of 4 to 8 clinic patients in a private room. Groups are made up of people of the same sex and same race or ethnicity. Information on STD/HIV risk behaviors and condom use is delivered by culturally-specific videos, group discussion, and a poster presenting features of various condom brands. Participants role-play condom negotiation modeled in the videos. At the end of the session they are given sample condoms of their choice.. In this project, health educators from the health departments of New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico conducted the ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00164619?order=566
*  Grupo de familias zinguiberoides - Wikipedia
Zinguiberoide", "Jengibroide" redirigen aquí. Quizás esté buscando: Jengibre En taxonomía de plantas, se denomina Ginger-families o Ginger group (grupo de familias zinguiberoides, o jengibroides) o Core Zingiberales (Núcleo de los Zingiberales) a un grupo monofilético del orden Zingiberales (:Monocotyledoneae) que consta de 4 familias: Zingiberaceae (la familia del jengibre, que le da el nombre al grupo), Costaceae, Marantaceae y Cannaceae. Poseen la sinapomorfía de una única antera fértil y 4 o 5 estaminodios altamente modificados., además sus hojas no se desgarran con facilidad entre las venas secundarias. Constituyen un grupo morfológico que se distingue del asemblaje parafilético llamado de las banana-families (grupo de familias musoides). Grupo de familias musoides Zingiberales Monocotyledoneae Andersson, L. (1998). «Strelitziaceae». En K. Kubitzki. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. IV. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons. Alismatanae and Commelinanae (except ...
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_de_familias_zinguiberoides
*  South Texas Dental - Wikipedia
South Texas Dental es una empresa estadounidense de clínicas dentales. Gestiona clínicas en Gran Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth y Gran San Antonio. Tiene sus oficinas administrativas en Bellaire en Gran Houston y en el barrio de Oak Lawn en Dallas. Tiene su sede en Bellaire. La cadena tiene una clientela de niños. Fue fundada en 1993. En el agosto de 2013, South Texas Dental compró All Smiles Dental Centers. Adquirió 12 clínicas en el Norte de Texas (EN) incluyendo 3 en Dallas, 2 de cada uno en Arlington y Fort Worth, y 1 de cada uno en Garland, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Irving, y McKinney. Después de la adquisición, tenía 38 clínicas, incluyendo 14 en Gran Houston. También adquirió dos clínicas de All Smiles en Gran Houston. Kool Smiles Small Smiles Dental Centers Odontopediatría Hethcock, Bill. "All Smiles acquired by South Texas Dental." Dallas Business Journal (EN). 19 de agosto de 2013. Consultado el 7 de septiembre de 2013. "Contact Us." South Texas Dental. Consultado el 7 de ...
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Texas_Dental
*  Ethnic differences in drinking outcomes following a brief alcohol intervention in the trauma care setting
At a US emergency department, a brief conversation about the pros and cons of their drinking and offers of support for any efforts to reduce harm led (compared to assessment and usual care) to extra reductions in the drinking of injured Hispanic patients but not white or black patients.. Summary Background Evidence suggests that brief interventions in the trauma care setting reduce drinking, subsequent injury and drink-driving arrests. However, evidence on the effectiveness of these interventions in ethnic minority groups is lacking. The current study evaluates the efficacy of brief intervention among white, black and Hispanic patients in the USA.. Methods A two-group parallel randomised trial comparing a brief motivational intervention (BMI) against treatment as usual plus assessment (TAU+) to evaluate treatment differences in drinking patterns by ethnicity. Patients were recruited from a Level 1 urban trauma centre over a two-year period. The study included 1493 trauma ...
http://findings.org.uk/PHP/dl.php?file=Field_CA_3.cab&s=eb
*  Oklahoma Adult Obesity Prevalence by Race and Ethnicity | Zanran
Data & statistics on Oklahoma Adult Obesity Prevalence by Race and Ethnicity: Oklahoma Adult Obesity Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity 2007 BRFSS, State-specific percentage* of adults categorized as obese,† by black/white race or Hispanic ethnicity - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys, United States, 2006−2008 White, non-Hispanic, Prevalence of Obesity by Race/Ethnicity and State (percent of adult population)...
http://www.zanran.com/q/Oklahoma_Adult_Obesity_Prevalence_by_Race_and_Ethnicity
*  The Mexican American Study Project II (MASP II), 1998-2000
In an original study conducted in 1965, Leo Grebler, Joan Moore, and Ralph Guzman surveyed Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The first survey provided a rich cross-sectional view of this population's demographics and attitudes, Ortiz and Telles' 35 year follow-up now allows for a longitudinal view of the behavior and ethnic identification of first- through fourth-generation Mexican Americans in these areas. The new survey was used to test hypotheses related to Mexican Americans' social mobility, their ethnic identity and behavior, their experiences with discrimination, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and ethnic identity. Data includes birth dates, citizenship information, education, income, housing, language, medical, religious affiliations, immediate and extended family demographic information, and self perception in regards to ethnicity. There are four versions of the survey, 'Child Respondents' in ...
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/28481?keyword%255B0%255D=housing+conditions&keyword=population&keyword%255B1%255D=demographic+characteristics&paging.startRow=1
*  Minority Health - baby, symptoms, average, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms
The United States, along with many other countries, experiences cultural diversity. This fact poses health issues that are specific to ethnic and other minority groups. Additionally, the propensity for certain diseases or illnesses is of concern in certain minority groups. These specific health issues include infant mortality rates, cancer , cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection , and immunizations. The primary minority groups in the United States are Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans and Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and gays and lesbians. One of the major health problems in the United States is overweight and obesity , which lead to increased risks for a wide variety of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension , and cancer. A 2003 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that African-American and Hispanic children face much higher odds ...
http://www.healthofchildren.com/M/Minority-Health.html
*  Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings - Daily Press
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party. Here are reports from throughout the day from South Floridians with a range of expertise...
http://www.dailypress.com/sfl-gay-marriage-supreme-court-20130621-story.html
*  Sell Forensic Anthropology Training Manual Textbook (ISBN# 0205022596) at University of South Florida | usforacle
Sell Forensic Anthropology Training Manual Textbook (ISBN# 0205022596) at University of South Florida and other usforacle textbooks published by Taylor &Francis and written by Karen Ramey Burns
http://www.usforacle.com/sell-textbooks/view.php/0205022596/Forensic-Anthropology-Training-Manual
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Purpose: The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) has been working to strengthen community outreach capacity through Community Health Educators (CHEs) of the NCI National Outreach Network (NON). The NON CHEs, based at academic and cancer centers across the country, strengthen NCI's ability to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate, evidence-based cancer information that is tailored to the specific needs and expectations of underserved communities. Over the past five years, NON CHEs have developed, adapted, and tested community education and outreach interventions that effectively reach underserved communities to address local and regional cancer health disparity issues.. Methods: A subset of NON CHEs have focused on outreach and educational interventions to reduce disparities specifically among Latino populations at high risk of cancer or cancer survivors in community settings from inner cities to rural areas. In 2010, these CHEs, based at ...
http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/25/3_Supplement/A31
*  "Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ Coactivator 1-α (PPARGC1A" by Amanpreet K. Cheema
Genetic heterogeneity, lifestyle factors, gene-gene or gene-environment interactions are the determinants of T2D which puts Hispanics and populations with African ancestry at higher risk of developing T2D. In this dissertation, the genetic associations of PPARGC1A polymorphisms with T2D and its related phenotypes (metabolic markers) in Haitian Americans (cases=110, controls=116), African Americans (cases=120, controls=124) and Cuban Americans (cases=160, controls=181) of South Florida were explored. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms of gene PPARGC1A were evaluated in each ethnicity for their disease association. In Haitian Americans, rs7656250 (OR= 0.22, pp=0.03) had significant protective association with T2D but had risk association in African Americans for rs7656250 (OR=1.02, p=0.96) and rs4235308 (OR=2.53, p=0.03). We found that in Haitian American females, both rs7656250 (OR=0.23, pp=0.03) had ...
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/etd/1577/
*  Racial and Ethnic Differences in Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration, by State --- National Immunization Survey, United...
Breastfeeding provides a wide range of benefits to the mother, child, and community, and reaching a higher prevalence of infant breastfeeding is an important public health goal. In 1984, the Surgeon General held the first Workshop on Breastfeeding. In 1990, breastfeeding targets were included in HP2000, and in 2000, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding¶ (4). Since 1990, national estimates of breastfeeding initiation have shown a consistent increase, and the overall national prevalence is close to reaching the HP2010 target of 75% (4). However, racial and ethnic differences in breastfeeding are substantial, and, as shown in this report, the national prevalence of breastfeeding initiation among non-Hispanic blacks is far from the HP2010 target. In 1990 the difference in breastfeeding initiation prevalence between non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites was 35 percentage points (4). The results ...
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5911a2.htm
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U.S. Hispanic women have, on average, 30% lower breast cancer incidence than non-Hispanic white (NHW) women. Genetic risk heterogeneity may contribute to this difference. Breast cancer genome-wide association studies (GWAS) conducted in women of European or Asian descent have identified multiple risk variants. In the present study we tested the association between 10 previously reported single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs13387042 in the 2q35 region, rs17157903-RELN gene, rs2067980-MRPS30, rs2180341-RNF146, rs2981582-FGFR2, rs3803662-TOX3, rs3817198-LSP1, rs7696175-TLR1, rs889312-MAP3k1 and rs999737-RAD51L1) and risk of breast cancer in a combined sample of 7774 women (2956 NHW women from the US and 4694 Hispanic women from the US and Mexico) who participated in one of three population-based case-control studies of breast cancer. Genetic ancestry was estimated with a set of 104 ancestry-informative markers (AIMs) selected to discriminate between ...
http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/21/10_Supplement/PR01
*  The effectiveness of a Housing First adaptation for ethnic minority groups: findings of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial...
Despite documented health disparities among people from black and ethnic minority groups, the literature on interventions aiming to improve health and social outcomes for this disadvantaged population is scant. People from black and ethnic minority groups experiencing homelessness and mental illness face additional challenges, as traditional housing and support strategies may not adequately address their needs. To our knowledge, this is the first study examining the effectiveness of a HF program which has been specifically adapted for this population. Enhancing HF with anti-racist/anti-oppressive principles of practice for black and ethnic minority homeless adults with mental illness successfully improved housing stability and community functioning for this population, compared to usual care, at the Toronto site of the At Home/Chez Soi trial. Our findings are consistent with previous studies of HF using rent supplements and mental health services (ACT or ICM) which report improvements in housing ...
https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3768-4
*  Study Lauds Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Services
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health issues in children and adolescents, and youth suffering from these disorders often go to their primary care physicians for referrals. Just a small number of them, however, receive mental health care. A study by researchers at San Diego State University published in the April 24 issue of JAMA Psychiatry posits that providing a brief behavioral therapy (BBT) in the pediatric primary care setting can benefit more young people, especially Latino youth.. Researchers in the San Diego and Pittsburgh areas tracked 185 ethnically diverse children and adolescents after 16 weeks of receiving either outpatient referrals or a BBT intervention-comprising between eight and 12 weekly, 45-minute therapy sessions at their doctor's office. While 28% of youth in the outpatient referral group improved significantly, more than twice as many (57%) in the BBT group showed significant improvement.. The results were even more dramatic for Latino children and ...
https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/study-lauds-pediatric-primary-care-mental-health-services
*  San Luis Rey River - Swim Guide
The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) monitors 81 coastal beaches across the county. Beaches are monitored year round. Samples are collected daily on a rotating basis; thus, each beach is tested once per week.. Water quality testing done by the DEH is based on standards set forth by the state. San Diego County DEH tests for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and enterococcus bacteria. San Diego Coastkeeper manager the beach water quality updates for this region. Beaches are updated in Swim Guide as results become available ...
https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/2017
*  Strength Training San Antonio | Inside Outside Wellness Center, Exercise San Antonio, Fitness San Antonio
Strength Training San Antonio. Inside Outside! Safe, Effective High Intensity Low Velocity Strength Training San Antonio, Lose Fat, Tone Up, Gain Muscle at the same time.
http://insideoutsidespa.com/strength-training-san-antonio.php
*  Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run | Trail Race | Auburn, CA | Pacific Coast San Francisco Bay Area | 5K 10K Half Marathon 30K 35K...
Detailed Course Map , Turn by Turn Directions , Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs , Elevation Profiles. Aid Stations. Inside Trail Racing aid stations are replete with an optimal variety of glycogen-replenishing, electrolyte-replacing products. The following is a list of some of the foods and beverages each aid station may provide: Gu Energy gels and chews, all-natural nutrition bars from Larabar, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J sandwiches, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, salt tablets, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.. Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 - 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces. ...
http://insidetrail.com/calendar/knickerbocker-canyon-trail-run/