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    Informatics for Health Professionals is "an effective introduction to informatics"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 21, 2017 3:10:24 PM

    Informatics for Health Professionals by Kathleen Mastrian and Dee McGonigle recently received a 4-star review. David M. Liebovitz, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine, writes for Doody's Review Service that it is,

    "…an effective introduction to informatics for a broad audience of allied health professionals. The pairing of the online site with the book…augments the high quality through reinforcing key concepts."

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    Topics: allied health, Health, informatics, Dee McGonigle, Doody's Review Service, health professionals, Kathleen Mastrian, Review

    Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity, Second Edition Receives 5 Stars

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 27, 2017 3:45:48 PM

    Athlete safety and the prevention of sudden death on the field are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. That's what makes the groundbreaking Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition by Douglas J. Casa and Rebecca L. Stearns so essential. In a recent 5-star review, Ernest Eugene, MS, BS, from Virginia Tech, writing for Doody's Review Service raves that,

    “The new edition of this important book reflects the updates in this field as a result of the research since the previous edition. I will use in my daily practice.”

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    Topics: American College of Sports Medicine, Douglas J. Casa, Health, ACSM, Doody's Review Service, Rebecca L. Stearnsso, Review, Sports

    Undergraduate Public Health Education: What's New and What's Ahead

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 19, 2016 11:15:00 AM

    By Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

    The growth of undergraduate public health education shows no signs of slowing down. The latest Department of Education data shows over 10,000 bachelor's degree graduates per year. This does not include the growing number of public health and global health minors or courses designed for general education or to prepare student for clinical graduate education.

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    Topics: Health, public health education, Health Navigator, Public Health, Richard Riegelman

    One Health: From AIDS to Zika, Just In Time for One Health Day

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 4, 2016 3:48:29 PM

    By Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

    As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.

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    Topics: Brenda Kirkwood, One Health, Richard Riegelman

    Wanted: Public Health Workers!

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 17, 2016 3:02:52 PM

    Much has been written in the popular press about the looming shortage of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals (Corwin, 2015; Grant, 2016; Mishoe, 2004). Comparatively little ink, however, has been used to discuss the looming shortage of public health workers. Why? I would venture to guess that much like housework and lawn mowing, unless it is not done, few note when it is done. The workers, like the labor involved, are invisible—until there is a disaster or the mess is on the Mayor’s front porch, as it was in the nine-day long New York City garbage strike of 1968 and the seventeen-day long strike of 1981.

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    Topics: Author, health administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Sharon Buchbinder

    Global Health Workshop at Unite for Sight

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 5, 2016 2:02:03 PM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101, Third Edition

    In April 2016, Unite for Sight asked me to facilitate a workshop on teaching global health at its annual Global Health and Innovation Conference. This followed a similar workshop I led in April 2014.

    The aims of the 90-minute workshop were to exchange ideas about:

    • How teachers and students might keep up to date in such a rapidly changing field
    • Some of the key value and content issues in teaching global health
    • How participants might get better access to selected global health “experts”
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    Topics: Richard Skolnik, Global health

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author and Health Policy and Law Expert Joel Teitelbaum Weighs in on the Latest Affordable Care Act Litigation

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 21, 2016 11:49:31 AM

    More than six years after becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains heavily litigated.  Since 2010, dozens of lawsuits have been lodged against it, with four of them reaching the United States Supreme Court – a remarkable number given the law’s relatively short lifespan and the fact that the Court only grants approximately 80 of the 8,000 case petitions it receives each year.  ACA litigation continued apace over the past year, with two new important decisions handed down in May of 2016.

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    Topics: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, health policy, Joel Teitelbaum, Public Health

    Postpartum: Exercise Tips

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 15, 2016 1:57:14 PM

     

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    Topics: Health, 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition &, Lilah Al-Masri, Simon Bartlett

    Postpartum: Nutrition Tips

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 3, 2016 2:23:50 PM

     

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    Topics: Health, 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition &, Lilah Al-Masri, nutrition, Simon Bartlett

    Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 15, 2016 11:12:36 AM

     

    This month, our special guest bloggers, Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, and Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC, authors of 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition & Exercise, offer expert insights on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy.

    When you’re struggling to keep a meal down during the first trimester, adapting to a changing body in the second, or huffing and puffing to make it to the bathroom as you near your due date then hitting the gym might be the last thing on your mind.  But a growing body of research suggests that exercise has big benefits for both you and your baby.  Even a simple walk around the block or a session of stretching can lead to an improved mood, better sleep, an easier labor and a quicker recovery.

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    Topics: Health, 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition &, Lilah Al-Masri, nutrition, Simon Bartlett

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