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Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in tobacco use-related surveillance and epidemiological research.

The authors of this study, published in the Journal of LGBT Health Research, recommned that all research on tobacco use should incorporate information about sexual orientation and gender identity.The article is also a great review of the research related to smoking in the LGBT population and the complex reasons that make this population have a […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Measuring race and ethnicity: why and how?[comment]

Measuring race and ethnicity: why and how?[comment]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on General practitioners’ experience of research

General practitioners’ experience of research

In 1993, a Men’s Health Study was conducted in five mainland capital cities of Australia to determine prevalence of urinary symptoms among male patients. Patients completed a questionnaire in the waiting room before seeing the general practitioner who later completed a checklist. Various strategies were used to encourage participation by general practitioners in the research […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Using culturally sensitive theories and research to meet the academic needs of low-income African American children

Using culturally sensitive theories and research to meet the academic needs of low-income African American children

The economic and social barriers to the academic and social success of many African American children remain in place as the new millennium begins. These realities provide impetus for developing community-based partnership education programs designed to self-empower African American children for academic and social success under any socioeconomic conditions that exist in their lives. Progress […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on CDC initiative targets HIV research gaps in black and Hispanic communities

CDC initiative targets HIV research gaps in black and Hispanic communities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Health disparities in arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases-the dermatology session: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, December 15-16, 2000

Health disparities in arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases-the dermatology session: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, December 15-16, 2000

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases hosted a diverse group of physicians and scientists to discuss health disparities in arthritis, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases. This article discusses the cutaneous disease portion of the conference. Speakers described a history of scarce information on cutaneous diseases in skin of color, problems with the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Establishing a foundation for cardiovascular disease research in an African-American community–the Jackson Heart Study.[comment]

Establishing a foundation for cardiovascular disease research in an African-American community–the Jackson Heart Study.[comment]

The JHS is the largest single-site prospective, epidemiological study of CVD among African Americans undertaken to date. It is focused on African-American health, yet comprehensive in its scientific scope. Its design will allow future refinements in scientific direction, the development of ancillary projects, and the formation of synergistic collaborations to develop and test novel hypotheses […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Check one or more. Mixed race and ethnicity in California

Check one or more. Mixed race and ethnicity in California

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Research capacity and closing the health gap.[republished from Am J Med Sci. 2001 Nov;322(5):262-6; PMID: 11721799]

Research capacity and closing the health gap.[republished from Am J Med Sci. 2001 Nov;322(5):262-6; PMID: 11721799]

In January 2000, the Healthy People 2010 initiative was introduced by the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which set the nation’s health goals for the coming decade. In 1990, a previous DHHS administration had released the Healthy People 2000 initiative, which set goals to be met by the year 2000. In 1979, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Reducing disparities in asthma care: priorities for research–National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop report

Reducing disparities in asthma care: priorities for research–National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop report

Minority groups with diverse racial and ethnic heritages and persons living in poverty are much more likely to die of asthma and to require emergency care for exacerbations of asthma than white persons not living in poverty. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a multidisciplinary group of expert scientists and clinicians to review […]

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