Tag Archives: health behavior

Gunning for trouble

From Michigan Today: They’re young. They’ve been injured in an assault—so badly they went to the emergency room. And nearly one in four of them has a gun, probably an illegal one. What happens next? A new study by the … Continue reading

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Clinical-community relationships as a pathway to improve health – Webinar from AHRQ

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ is sponsoring a webinar on how clinical-community relationships can enhance health care delivery. It will provide an overview of recent efforts on these relationships and the need for measures to evaluate … Continue reading

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Talking female circumcision out of existence

From the Fixes blog at the New York Times: Like every other girl of her era in her part of southern Ethiopia — and most girls in the country — Bogaletch Gebre was circumcised. In some regions girls are circumcised … Continue reading

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School, community-based intervention programs can prevent childhood obesity

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Combining diet and physical activity interventions showed benefit in reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children when used in a variety of home, school, and community settings, according to … Continue reading

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Toward a scientific approach to workplace wellness

From the Health Affairs blog: We thank Health Affairs for the opportunity to respond to Professor Ron Goetzel’s comments on our recent Health Affairs article, “Wellness Incentives in the Workplace: Cost Savings through Cost Shifting to Unhealthy Workers.” In many respects our article was quite limited in … Continue reading

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Dangers of distracted walking

From the Well blog at the New York Times: Driving a car while talking or texting on a cellphone is a widely recognized risk factor for accidents. Now a new study reports that a growing number of people who walk … Continue reading

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There’s a fly in my tweets: How social media can help catch food-poisoning outbreaks

From the Gray Matter blog at the New York Times: Many important public health questions are difficult and costly to answer. What kind of risks do highly localized sources of pollution, like dry cleaners that use volatile chemicals, pose to … Continue reading

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New issue of Health Communication Science Digest available

From the CDC: The April issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ScienceDigest/index.html This month in the Digest are discussions of several new ideas and methodologies scholars are generating to better evaluate social media user-generated content and metrics. Other works examine user … Continue reading

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CDC Twitter chat – Asthma Awareness Month

Join Acting NCEH/ATSDR Director Robin Ikeda (@CDC_DrIkeda) for a Twitter chat Friday, 3 May from 1-2:00, as part of National Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs. We’re partnering with the American Lung … Continue reading

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The million-dollar workplace wellness heart attack screen

From the Health Affairs blog: Three years after wellness was hailed as perhaps the only truly bipartisan component of the Affordable Care Act, both lay and trade commentators have begun observing that the assumptions behind it were incorrect while downsides were overlooked. As a predictable result, savings have … Continue reading

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