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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541710/planned-parenthood-is-health-care-and-health-care-must-defend-it-a-call-to-action
#1
Diana Silver, Farzana Kapadia
Emboldened by the hostile rhetoric of the current presidential administration, federal and state legislators are intent on enacting legislation further curtailing, if not eliminating, Title X funding and Medicaid reimbursement to sexual and reproductive health care services providers-which are predominantly Planned Parenthood health centers. Defunding Planned Parenthood health centers would result in the loss of reproductive health and primary health care services that cannot be immediately replaced by community health clinics (CHCs) or other providers in underresourced counties...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520496/shelter-based-opioid-treatment-increasing-access-to-addiction-treatment-in-a-family-shelter
#2
Avik Chatterjee, Aura Obando, Erica Strickland, Ariana Nestler, Rachel Harrington-Levey, Toni Williams, Terri LaCoursiere-Zucchero
In 2015, the Family Team at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program developed shelter-based opioid treatment (SBOT) as an option to treat opioid use disorder on-site at a family motel- shelter. Our objectives in the small retrospective study outlined here were to assess SBOT's feasibility and to describe patient characteristics and early outcomes in an effort to promote dissemination. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print May 18, 2017: e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303786).
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520495/an-approach-to-assess-the-burden-of-work-related-injury-disease-and-distress
#3
Paul A Schulte, Rene Pana-Cryan, Teresa Schnorr, Anita L Schill, Rebecca Guerin, Sarah Felknor, Gregory R Wagner
The true burden (morbidity, mortality, disability, cost, pain, distress) of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries is unknown, and what is reported as burden is significantly underestimated. This underestimation affects the way decision-makers view investments in research and worker protection, which in turn has a substantial impact on national welfare and public health. To better describe the societal and individual burdens of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, we propose an approach to gauge what is known about burden and where new assessments may be made...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520494/racial-ethnic-disparities-at-the-end-of-an-hiv-epidemic-persons-who-inject-drugs-in-new-york-city-2011-2015
#4
Don C Des Jarlais, Kamyar Arasteh, Courtney McKnight, Jonathan Feelemyer, Susan Tross, David Perlman, Samuel Friedman, Aimee Campbell
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether racial/ethnic disparities persist at the "end of the HIV epidemic" (prevalence of untreated HIV infection < 5%; HIV incidence < 0.5 per 100 person-years) among persons who inject drugs (PWID) in New York City. METHODS: We recruited 2404 PWID entering New York City substance use treatment in 2001 to 2005 and 2011 to 2015. We conducted a structured interview, and testing for HIV and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2; a biomarker for high sexual risk)...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520493/increasing-walking-in-the-hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international-airport-the-walk-to-fly-study
#5
Janet E Fulton, Ginny M Frederick, Prabasaj Paul, John D Omura, Susan A Carlson, Joan M Dorn
OBJECTIVES: To test the effectiveness of a point-of-decision intervention to prompt walking, versus motorized transport, in a large metropolitan airport. METHODS: We installed point-of-decision prompt signage at 4 locations in the airport transportation mall at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta, GA) at the connecting corridor between airport concourses. Six ceiling-mounted infrared sensors counted travelers entering and exiting the study location...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520492/use-of-a-digital-health-application-for-influenza-surveillance-in-china
#6
Yulin Hswen, John S Brownstein, Jeremiah Liu, Jared B Hawkins
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether a commercial digital health application could support influenza surveillance in China. METHODS: We retrieved data from the Thermia online and mobile educational tool, which allows parents to monitor their children's fever and infectious febrile illnesses including influenza. We modeled monthly aggregated influenza-like illness case counts from Thermia users over time and compared them against influenza monthly case counts obtained from the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China by using time series regression analysis...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520491/firearm-related-laws-in-all-50-us-states-1991-2016
#7
Michael Siegel, Molly Pahn, Ziming Xuan, Craig S Ross, Sandro Galea, Bindu Kalesan, Eric Fleegler, Kristin A Goss
OBJECTIVES: To describe a new database containing detailed annual information on firearm-related laws in place in each of the 50 US states from 1991 to 2016 and to summarize key trends in firearm-related laws during this time period. METHODS: Using Thomson Reuters Westlaw data to access historical state statutes and session laws, we developed a database indicating the presence or absence of each of 133 provisions of firearm laws in each state over the 26-year period...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520490/contextualizing-the-social-determinants-of-health-disparities-in-disability-by-educational-attainment-across-us-states
#8
Jennifer Karas Montez, Anna Zajacova, Mark D Hayward
OBJECTIVES: To examine how disparities in adult disability by educational attainment vary across US states. METHODS: We used the nationally representative data of more than 6 million adults aged 45 to 89 years in the 2010-2014 American Community Survey. We defined disability as difficulty with activities of daily living. We categorized education as low (less than high school), mid (high school or some college), or high (bachelor's or higher). We estimated age-standardized disability prevalence by educational attainment and state...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520489/impact-of-the-2016-ecuador-earthquake-on-zika-virus-cases
#9
Diego Vasquez, Ana Palacio, Jose Nuñez, Wladimir Briones, John C Beier, Denisse C Pareja, Leonardo Tamariz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of the April 2016 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador on the incidence of Zika virus (ZIKV) cases. METHODS: We used the national public health surveillance system for reportable transmissible conditions and included suspected and laboratory-confirmed ZIKV cases. We compared the number of cases before and after the earthquake in areas closer to and farther from the epicenter. RESULTS: From January to July 2016, 2234 patients suspected of having ZIKV infection were reported in both affected and control areas...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520488/firearm-legislation-and-fatal-police-shootings-in-the-united-states
#10
Aaron J Kivisto, Bradley Ray, Peter L Phalen
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether stricter firearm legislation is associated with rates of fatal police shootings. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional, state-level design to evaluate the effect of state-level firearm legislation on rates of fatal police shootings from January 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. We measured state-level variation in firearm laws with legislative scorecards from the Brady Center, and for fatal police shootings we used The Counted, an online database maintained by The Guardian...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520487/chemical-risk-assessment-traditional-vs-public-health-perspectives
#11
Maureen R Gwinn, Daniel A Axelrad, Tina Bahadori, David Bussard, Wayne E Cascio, Kacee Deener, David Dix, Russell S Thomas, Robert J Kavlock, Thomas A Burke
Preventing adverse health effects of environmental chemical exposure is fundamental to protecting individual and public health. When done efficiently and properly, chemical risk assessment enables risk management actions that minimize the incidence and effects of environmentally induced diseases related to chemical exposure. However, traditional chemical risk assessment is faced with multiple challenges with respect to predicting and preventing disease in human populations, and epidemiological studies increasingly report observations of adverse health effects at exposure levels predicted from animal studies to be safe for humans...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520486/trends-in-school-related-victimization-of-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-youths-massachusetts-1995-2015
#12
Emily O'Malley Olsen, Alana M Vivolo-Kantor, Laura Kann, Chiniqua N Milligan
OBJECTIVES: To compare changes over time in prevalence of school victimization among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students compared with heterosexual students. METHODS: We analyzed data from 11 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys conducted among representative samples of students in grades 9 through 12 in Massachusetts during 1995 to 2015. We used multivariable logistic regression models to identify trends over time by sexual identity. RESULTS: During 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of missing school decreased overall (from 5...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520485/consumption-of-carbonated-soft-drinks-among-young-adolescents-aged-12-to-15-years-in-53-low-and-middle-income-countries
#13
Lili Yang, Pascal Bovet, Yunxia Liu, Min Zhao, Chuanwei Ma, Yajun Liang, Bo Xi
OBJECTIVES: To compare consumption of carbonated soft drinks among young adolescents in 53 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS: We used 2009 to 2013 Global School-based Student Health Survey data to assess 137 449 young adolescents aged 12 to 15 years with available data (via a standardized questionnaire) on frequency of carbonated soft drink consumption. RESULTS: Overall, young adolescents reported having consumed carbonated soft drinks 1...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520484/fe-en-acci%C3%A3-n-promoting-physical-activity-among-churchgoing-latinas
#14
Elva M Arredondo, John P Elder, Jessica Haughton, Donald J Slymen, James F Sallis, Lilian G Perez, Natalicio Serrano, Maíra T Parra, Rodrigo Valdivia, Guadalupe X Ayala
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a faith-based intervention to promote physical activity in Latinas. METHODS: We randomized 16 churches in San Diego County, California, to a physical activity intervention or cancer screening comparison condition (n = 436). The intervention followed an ecological framework and involved promotoras. We examined 12-month intervention effects, including accelerometer-based moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA; primary outcome) and secondary outcomes...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520483/effect-of-the-affordable-care-act-on-disparities-in-breastfeeding-the-case-of-maine
#15
Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Alice Noble, Christopher F Baum
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) breastfeeding provision and test whether changes in coverage affected women differently according to health insurance status. METHODS: We used the All-Payer Claims Database from Maine (2012-2014) to compare health insurance claims for lactation classes and breast pumps between women with private insurance and women with Medicaid (1) before the ACA breastfeeding provision, (2) after the provision came into effect, and (3) after health insurance expansion through the Marketplace...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520482/foodborne-disease-outbreaks-in-correctional-institutions-united-states-1998-2014
#16
Mariel A Marlow, Ruth E Luna-Gierke, Patricia M Griffin, Antonio R Vieira
OBJECTIVES: To present the first update on the epidemiology of US foodborne correctional institution outbreaks in 20 years. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System to describe correctional institution outbreaks from 1998 to 2014 and compare them with other foodborne outbreaks. RESULTS: Two hundred foodborne outbreaks in correctional institutions were reported, resulting in 20 625 illnesses, 204 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520481/on-the-origins-of-the-electronic-cigarette-british-american-tobacco-s-project-ariel-1962-1967
#17
Stephan Risi
Electronic cigarettes are advertised as the latest technological gadget-the smoking equivalent of smart phones. I challenge this sense of novelty by tracing their history to the 1960s, when researchers at British American Tobacco first recognized that smokers' brains were dependent on nicotine. This discovery enabled British American Tobacco to develop a novel kind of smoking device under the codename "Ariel" between 1962 and 1967. Whereas filters were meant to eliminate specific harmful constituents of tobacco smoke, Project Ariel tried to reduce smoking to its alkaloid essence: nicotine...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520480/review-of-recent-methodological-developments-in-group-randomized-trials-part-2-analysis
#18
Elizabeth L Turner, Melanie Prague, John A Gallis, Fan Li, David M Murray
In 2004, Murray et al. reviewed methodological developments in the design and analysis of group-randomized trials (GRTs). We have updated that review with developments in analysis of the past 13 years, with a companion article to focus on developments in design. We discuss developments in the topics of the earlier review (e.g., methods for parallel-arm GRTs, individually randomized group-treatment trials, and missing data) and in new topics, including methods to account for multiple-level clustering and alternative estimation methods (e...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520479/dissecting-the-complexities-of-the-relationship-between-police-officer-civilian-race-ethnicity-dyads-and-less-than-lethal-use-of-force
#19
Katelyn K Jetelina, Wesley G Jennings, Stephen A Bishopp, Alex R Piquero, Jennifer M Reingle Gonzalez
OBJECTIVES: To examine how sublethal use-of-force patterns vary across officer-civilian race/ethnicity while accounting for officer-, civilian-, and situational-level factors. METHODS: We extracted cross-sectional data from 5630 use-of-force reports from the Dallas Police Department in 2014 and 2015. We categorized each officer-civilian interaction into race/ethnicity dyads. We used multilevel, mixed logistic regression models to evaluate the relationship between race/ethnicity dyads and the types of use of force...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520478/violence-against-women-and-household-ownership-of-radios-computers-and-phones-in-20-countries
#20
Lauren F Cardoso, Susan B Sorenson
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between household ownership of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and justifications for wife beating. METHODS: Women aged 15 to 49 years in 20 countries were surveyed via UNICEF's Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys between 2006 and 2014. Multivariate logistic regressions accounted for individual-, household-, and structural-level variables. RESULTS: Household ownership of any ICT (radio, computer, fixed phone, or mobile phone but not television) was associated with increased odds of women rejecting wife beating...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
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