Food allergies are a frequently diagnosed condition, yet variation in the measures used to make the diagnosis is limiting advancements in how to best treat patients with the condition and raises the potential for over diagnosis of the problem.
After events like Hurricane Katrina, school-based counselors need resources to help students with the traumatic experience as well as pre-existing mental health conditions; centralized information to identify services; and support for self-care.
The current study uses a difference in difference comparison of cohorts to assess the impact on the proportion of underweight children who lived in villages receiving services provided by the Senegal Nutrition Enhancement Project between 2004 and 2006.
Describes lessons learned in the creation and administration of the Life Trajectory Interview for Youth, an ethnographically-based instrument to assess the life course perspectives of Appalachian youth, and explores its utility in predicting depression and negative life events.
Evaluates the relationship of sex and race with the receipt of timely and clinically appropriate non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment for each stage of diagnosis using Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result data linked to Medicare claims for beneficiaries diagnosed with NSCLC between 1995 and 1999 while controlling for other demographic characteristics, comorbidities, socioeconomic status, and provider supply.
This paper reviews documented changes in the food environment, changes in the physical activity environment and the mechanisms through which people respond to these environments, often without conscious awareness or control.
Significant effort is devoted to promoting increased fruit/vegetable consumption and physical activity to fight obesity, but environmental intervention and economic incentives to reduce energy intake and sedentary entertainment may be more effective.
Discusses the benefits of linking epidemiological modeling with international health resource allocation decisions and examines experimental models of influenza outbreak and antiretroviral policy in India.