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Over 700 doctors were paid more than a million dollars by drug and medical device companies, Gellad responds 

Over 700 doctors were paid more than a million dollars by drug and medical device companies, Gellad responds

PROPUBLICA - HPM's Walid Gellad said it is quite striking how much money doctors were earning from other activities aside from patient care. More than 2,500 physicians received at least half a million dollars from drug makers and medical device companies in the past five years alone. And that doesn... (10/21/2019)

Christopher talks to ASHG TV about Genetics Education and Engagement Fellowship 

Christopher talks to ASHG TV about Genetics Education and Engagement Fellowship

ASHG TV - Dyanna Christopher (HUGEN) talks about helping health care workers respond to patients that have had or want genetic testing as well as working in low income areas and with low-literacy populations on education and reducing the stigma around genetics and genomics. "They are really support... (10/19/2019)

Brent’s findings help high school kids look out for one another 

Brent’s findings help high school kids look out for one another

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN - We know that human compassion, connection, and kindness can make a difference for someone experiencing emotional distress. Studies now show that mental illness and its consequences affect 25 percent of the U.S. population. Of those, 50 percent develop mental illness by age 1... (10/21/2019)

HIV treatment cascade by housing status at enrollment: results from a retention in care cohort. 

HIV treatment cascade by housing status at enrollment: results from a retention in care cohort.

PUBMED - Hawk M, Maulsby C, Enobun B, Kinsky S, AIDS United Retention in Care Intervention Team, find that evidence-based support and services help people living with HIV/AIDS who lack stable housing mitigate barriers to engagement in care. (10/21/2019)

Social support, health, and health care access among Latino immigrant men in an emerging community. 

Social support, health, and health care access among Latino immigrant men in an emerging community.

PUBMED - Documet PI, Troyer MM, Macia L. find that High social support among Latino men was associated with less binge drinking, lower depression, and greater use of dental services. (10/21/2019)

Shifting the paradigm from child neglect to meeting the needs of children: a qualitative exploration of parents' perspectives 

Shifting the paradigm from child neglect to meeting the needs of children: a qualitative exploration of parents' perspectives

PUBMED - Elias TI, Blais N, Williams K, Burke JG. find that six focus groups of 54 parents, living at or below the poverty level, suggest the need for policy-level changes that affect the poorest communities and multidisciplinary interventions that go beyond a focus on individuals. (10/21/2019)

Approaches to identify unknown HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Nairobi, Kenya 

Approaches to identify unknown HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Nairobi, Kenya

SPRINGERLINK - Njagi M, Chandler,CJ, Coulter RWS, Siconolfi D, Stall R, Egan JE find that clinics using a social and sexual network index testing strategy with Kenyan MSM had significantly higher incidence rates of HIV diagnoses than control clinics.  (10/21/2019)

Effect of problem-solving therapy on risk of common mental disorders in older adults with home care needs. 

Effect of problem-solving therapy on risk of common mental disorders in older adults with home care needs.

RESEARCH GATE - Albert SM, King J, Anderson S, Dew MA, Zhang J, Stahl ST found the proportion of participants with incident major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder was 11.4% in problem-solving therapy (PST) and 14.3% in the enhanced usual care control arm. However, PST reduced the... (10/21/2019)

Evaluation of a mobile farmer's market aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in food deserts: a pilot study to determine evaluation feasibility. 

Evaluation of a mobile farmer's market aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in food deserts: a pilot study to determine evaluation feasibility.

PUBMED - Gary-Webb TL, Bear TM, Mendez DD, Schiff MD, Keenan E, Fabio A. found that community residents given access to a mobile farmer’s market observed meaningful improvements in vegetable intake.  (10/21/2019)

Events celebrating LGBTQ History Month 

Events celebrating LGBTQ History Month

Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh exhibit, Cycle Series film screening and panel, and a special lecture from PA Secretary of Health Rachel Levine on Issues in LGBT Health.  (10/18/2019)
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