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Health Policy, Community Health Centers, medical-legal partnerships, Geiger Gibson, RCHN

Up to 85 Percent of Health Center Users Experience Unmet Legal Needs

Washington, D.C. and New York—Each year, between 50 and 85 percent of health center patients - or between ten and seventeen million people - experience unmet legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health, according to a new study from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. This number is likely to increase given the profound changes in eligibility, plan enrollment, provider selection, and service delivery embodied in the newly enacted health reform law.

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Salmonella

Faster Salmonella Detection Possible with New Technique

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Byron Brehm-Stecher, an Iowa State University assistant professor of food science and human nutrition, wants to replace the current system of salmonella detection with a new approach that can provide DNA sequencing-like results in hours rather than days. He is using technology available through an Ames, Iowa, company, Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc., that is providing advanced biomedical instruments and reagents for the research.

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AUTM, Association of University Technology Managers, bayh-dole, Commercialization, Bio, Intellectual Property

Thirty Years After Passage, Bayh-Dole Act Drives the Economy, Protects Public Health

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act, legislation that fostered the commercialization of many new technological advances that impact the lives of millions. AUTM announced a new Web site, www.B-D30.org, providing articles, history, and more.

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Sodium, FDA, IFT, Institute Of Food Technologists, Department Of Health And Human Services

IFT Supports New Sodium Reduction Efforts

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today offered its support to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meet the challenges of reducing the amount of sodium in foods.

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Warmer January Temperatures May Favor Expansion of Cryptococcus gattii in Northwest North America

Researchers in British Columbia, Canada, have used a technique known as ecological niche modeling to identify likely areas where a potentially lethal fungus could spread next. Cryptococcus gattii, which can cause life-threatening infections of the lungs and central nervous system when inhaled, infects humans as well as a broad range of wild and domestic animals.

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Pregnancy, Fetal Growth, Pregnancy Complications

Sex of Baby Determines Response to Pregnancy Stress

University of Adelaide research is showing that the sex of the baby determines the way it responds to stressors during pregnancy and its ability to survive pregnancy complications.

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Haiti, Emergency Medicine, Disaster Response, emergency nursing

My Deployment to Haiti: An ED Nurse's Experience

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Helen Sandkuhl, RN, MSN, CEN, FAEN, nursing director of Emergency Services at Saint Louis University Hospital shares her story about providing emergency medical care after the earthquake that left Haiti in ruins.

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Alternative Medicine, Alternative And Complementary Therapies, Chronic Pain

Alternative Therapy Usage for Pain Increases with Age, Wealth

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In a University of Michigan Health System study, 1 out of 3 patients with chronic pain reported using complementary and alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic visits for pain relief.

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Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Youth, High School, Stop Smoking

Toolkit Evaluates Youth Smoking Cessation Programs

Health educators nationwide who run youth smoking cessation programs now have access to a free toolkit to evaluate their programs at www.HYSQ.org.

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Ut Southwestern, Pregnancy, Influenza, Flu And Pregnancy, flu, Flu Drugs

Drugs Used for Treatment of Influenza in Pregnancy Appear to be Safe

Tamiflu and two other drugs used to treat influenza appear safe for pregnant women and their babies, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a retrospective study of 239 cases of women who received the medications during pregnancy.







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