Primary care telemonitoring to support diabetes management

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): According to a new study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), adding telemonitoring to the routine care diabetes patients receive did not significantly change outcomes. “Effect of home telemonitoring on glycemic and blood pressure control in primary care clinic patients with diabetes,” … Continue reading Primary care telemonitoring to support diabetes management

For mothers-to-be, finding health care in a group

From the Fixes Blog at the New York Times: Recently in a nondescript conference room near Union Square in Manhattan, eight very pregnant women, husbands, boyfriends and a sister sat in a circle around a small patchwork quilt for two hours and talked about managing the discomforts of pregnancy. The remedies discussed ranged from the … Continue reading For mothers-to-be, finding health care in a group

Sugar-sweetened beverages playbook

One of the 4 legal tools discussed in the current issue of the CDC's Public Health Law News, is a Sugar-sweetened beverages playbook from ChangeLab.  The playbook offers a sequence of ten strategies—from public education campaigns to restrictions on the availability of sugar-sweetened beverages—communities and states can use to reduce consumption of SSBs. Find more … Continue reading Sugar-sweetened beverages playbook

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

New from the National Academies Press: In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns to educate athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes about concussion recognition and management, … Continue reading Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

New from The National Academies Press: Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden … Continue reading Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

Chats on change: Using social media to reduce childhood obesity

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Join us on Twitter Tuesday, September 10, at 3:00 pm ET for a live TweetChat with Dr. Victoria Rogers, Director of the Kids CO-OP at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. We will discuss how the Let’s Go! program has worked to slow … Continue reading Chats on change: Using social media to reduce childhood obesity

Culturally appropriate care and health education

From the AHRQ Health Innovations Exchange from August 14: The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health care and education to specific target populations. The programs include one that delivered a community-based, culturally tailored education program to low-income, predominantly elderly Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes to improve self-management; another … Continue reading Culturally appropriate care and health education