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Toxic Stress in Children: Implications for health through the life course, July 27, 2016, Columbia, Missouri

Toxic Stress in Children Implications for health through the life course July 27, 2016 10 am—2 pm First State Community Bank, Community Room 300 Diego Ct, Columbia, MO 65203 Agenda 10:00 am         Introductions 10:15 am         Toxic Stress in Children Implications for health through the life course, Kenneth Haller, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Genes, environment, and race: quantitative genetic approaches

Genes, environment, and race: quantitative genetic approaches

Understanding the origins of racial health disparities is currently a central focus of health-oriented funding agencies and the health policy community. In particular, the role of genetics in the origin of racial health disparities is receiving growing attention and has been susceptible to considerable misinterpretation. In this article, the authors provide a basic discussion about […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Human genetics, environment, and communities of color: ethical and social implications

Human genetics, environment, and communities of color: ethical and social implications

A conference titled “Human Genetics, Environment, and Communities of Color: Ethical and Social Implications” and a workshop symposium titled “Human Genetics and Environmental Justice” were held by West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc., with cosponsorship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Community Outreach and Education Program of the NIEHS P30 Center for […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Another approach to learning about health disparities: working toward individualized therapy

Another approach to learning about health disparities: working toward individualized therapy

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The Surgeon General’s Report and special-needs patients: a framework for action for children and their caregivers

The Surgeon General’s Report and special-needs patients: a framework for action for children and their caregivers

The Surgeon General’s Report, Oral Health in America, is the first comprehensive assessment of oral, dental, and craniofacial health in the history of our nation. The intent of this first-ever Report is to alert Americans to the full meaning of oral health and its importance to general health and well-being across the lifespan. Moreover, the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Breast cancer in African-American women

Breast cancer in African-American women

African-American women face a lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer as compared to Caucasian-American women, yet they paradoxically face an increased breast cancer mortality hazard. An increased incidence rate for early-onset disease has also been documented. This manuscript review summarizes the socioeconomic, environmental, genetic, and possible primary tumor biologic factors that may explain […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Individual, social environmental, and physical environmental influences on physical activity among black and white adults: a structural equation analysis

Individual, social environmental, and physical environmental influences on physical activity among black and white adults: a structural equation analysis

BACKGROUND: Social ecological models suggest that conditions in the social and physical environment, in addition to individual factors, play important roles in health behavior change. Using structural equation modeling, this study tested a theoretically and empirically based explanatory model of physical activity to examine theorized direct and indirect effects of individual (e.g., motivation and self-efficacy), […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Advantageous and disadvantageous impacts of tourism development on the living of Li ethnic minority villagers in Hainan Island, China

Advantageous and disadvantageous impacts of tourism development on the living of Li ethnic minority villagers in Hainan Island, China

Around the Mt. Wuzhishan in Hainan Island, China, tourism development has been rapidly progressed by the government and private companies since the 1980s, especially since the late 1990s, and consequently the living conditions of the Li ethnic minority people in Shuiman village, located in its center, have been drastically changing. As expected by the government, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Measuring contextual characteristics for community health

Measuring contextual characteristics for community health

OBJECTIVE: To conceptualize and measure community contextual influences on population health and health disparities. DATA SOURCES: We use traditional and nontraditional secondary sources of data comprising a comprehensive array of community characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Using a consultative process, we identify 12 overarching dimensions of contextual characteristics that may affect community health, as well as specific […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Resiliency factors protecting against teenage alcohol use and smoking: influences of religion, religious involvement and values, and ethnicity in the Missouri Adolescent Female Twin Study

Resiliency factors protecting against teenage alcohol use and smoking: influences of religion, religious involvement and values, and ethnicity in the Missouri Adolescent Female Twin Study

The objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of ethnicity (African American vs European/other ancestry), family religious affiliation, religious involvement, and religious values, to risk of alcohol and cigarette use in adolescent girls; and to estimate genetic and shared environmental effects on religious involvement and values. Telephone interviews were conducted with a sample […]

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