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Strategies needed to engage younger women with National Diabetes Prevention Program

Strategies needed to engage younger women with National Diabetes Prevention Program
September 22, 2017

Women aged 39 years or younger with prediabetes or past gestational diabetes are half as likely to enroll in a National Diabetes Prevention Program and less likely to attend at least one session vs. women aged at least 40 years, according to findings published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

“Efforts to reduce material obesity and diabetes risk during pregnancy have been largely ineffective, and there is a growing consensus that delivering lifestyle interventions during pregnancy may be ‘too little, too late,’” Natalie D. Ritchie, PhD, of the department of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, and colleagues wrote. “Effective prevention efforts are needed prior to conception and subsequent pregnancies to halt the transgenerational cycle of obesity and diabetes.”

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Adolescents with high BP at risk for organ damage

September 21, 2017
Organ damage from high BP can affect adolescents, not just adults, and damage can occur at BP levels below the clinical definition of hypertension in adolescents…
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Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO —  As many as one in five anaphylactic events among children without known allergies are treated with epinephrine administered by an unlicensed…

APA, National Council oppose Graham-Cassidy bill

September 20, 2017
The American Psychiatric Association and the National Council for Behavioral Health recently expressed opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill. “This legislation…
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Validating Health Literacy and Numeracy Measures in Minority Groups

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
Validation studies of existing health literacy or numeracy tools among racial/ethnic minorities are limited. This study…
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The Stoplight Method: A Qualitative Approach for Health Literacy Research

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
The Stoplight Feedback Toolkit was developed to engage patients with low health literacy in qualitative research, to…
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