Health

Research Areas – Cancer Health Disparities

Why Research on Cancer Health Disparities Is Critical to Progress against the Disease

Although there has been substantial progress in cancer treatment, screening, diagnosis, and prevention over the past several decades, addressing cancer health disparities—such as higher cancer death rates, less frequent use of proven screening tests, and higher rates of advanced cancer diagnoses—in certain populations is an area in which progress has not kept pace.

These disparities are frequently seen in people from low-socioeconomic groups, certain racial/ethnic populations, and those who live in geographically isolated areas.

Documented cancer health disparities include:

  • a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer (the triple-negative subtype) among African American women than women of other racial/ethnic groups
  • substantially higher rates of prostate cancer incidence and death among African American men than men of other racial/ethnic groups
  • higher rates of kidney cancer among American Indian and Alaska Natives than other racial/ethnic groups
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Difference Between Health and Wellness

Health vs Wellness
 

As there is certainly a difference between Health and Wellness when it comes to their inner meanings, one should pay attention to this difference if the words are to be used according to the context when using English language. This is a very important fact to understand as health and wellness are two terms that are often interchanged. Health is a noun that has its origins in Old English hǣlth word. Wellness has its origins in the Old English word wel(l). The noun wellness is actually a derivative of the adverb well. The word well is used as an adverb, adjective as well as an exclamation in the English language. Let us now have a look at health and wellness and the difference between health and wellness.

What does Health mean?

Health originally means absence of disease. In the course of

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Your Guide To Moving During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Most of the country is holed up at home right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, but some people are choosing to relocate. It might seem like a tricky prospect to move during a global health crisis, but there are some compelling reasons to do it now.

For one, many Americans now realize that their current financial situation won’t support their current rent or mortgage payments, especially if they have lost income because of the pandemic and lockdown. They may find it necessary to downsize or move to an area with a lower cost of living.

There are nonfinancial reasons, too. “As people are spending more and more time in their current homes, they are realizing they may not be living exactly where they want to be in the next chapter of their lives,” said Marisela Cotilla, executive director of sales for ALINA Residences in Boca Raton, Florida.

Of course,

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Overweight & Obesity Statistics | NIDDK

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This content describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States.

Defining Overweight and Obesity

A person whose weight is higher than what is considered as a normal weight adjusted for height is described as being overweight or having obesity.1

Fast Facts

According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2013–20142,3,4,5

  • More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight.
  • More than 2 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight or have obesity.
  • More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to have obesity.
  • About 1 in 13 adults were considered to have extreme obesity.
  • About 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 were considered to have obesity.

Using Body Mass Index (BMI) to Estimate Overweight and Obesity

BMI is the tool most commonly used to estimate and screen for overweight and obesity

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Student Health Services | Georgetown University

Coronavirus Information from Georgetown University
Coronavirus Information from DC Department of Health

If you are on the Main Campus experiencing a life threatening medical emergency, call the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) at 202-687-4357.

If you are on the Law Campus experiencing a life threatening medical emergency, dial 911.

For other student health services on Georgetown University’s main campus, consult the information below.

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES

After-Hours:
Dial (202) 444.7243
(ask for the on-call CAPS clinician)

Business Hours:
Dial (202) 687.6985

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES & AMBULANCE

Dial GERMS (202) 687.4357

MEDICAL CARE

MedStar Georgetown Student Health Center The physicians and nurse practitioners at the Student Health Center provide primary medical care for a range of health needs at two locations.

Location – Main Campus

Main Campus Modified Hours
Mon    8:30am – 4:30pm
Tue      9:30am – 4:30pm
Wed    8:30am – 4:30pm
Thu     8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri       8:30am – 4:30pm

Appointment Line

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Health Care Law – FindLaw

If you or a loved one has ever dealt with a serious illness, you probably understand the difficult decisions people face while seeking medical treatment. When navigating the health care system, it’s important to have a working knowledge of your rights as a patient and the payment options at your disposal. This section provides a number of resources on the laws and regulations protecting patients, as well as the federal programs helping vulnerable individuals get the medical services they need. You’ll find articles on choosing a physician, patient rights, informed consent, planning long-term care, medical marijuana laws, the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, and more.

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California doctors’ dubious coronavirus claims condemned by health experts

A widely shared local television video of last week’s news conference, which was posted on YouTube, reached more than 5 million views and was amplified by Elon Musk and Fox News, where Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi appeared on primetime shows two nights in a row.

The video has since been taken down by YouTube for violating the platform’s policy on misinformation, a YouTube spokesperson said.

The doctors, who are not epidemiologists and who own and operate urgent care centers in the Bakersfield area, held the news conference on April 22 to share their conclusions about the results of 5,213 coronavirus tests at their clinics, extrapolating their findings to the California population as a whole.

“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to test them and get them back … Read More

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

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Media captionDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “We must all act together now to limit further spread”

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

“The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems.

Meanwhile, the US has told its citizens not to travel to China.

The state department issued a level four warning – having previously urged Americans to “reconsider” travel to China – and said any citizens in China “should consider departing using commercial means”.

China has said it will send charter plans to bring back Hubei province residents who are overseas “as soon as possible”.

A foreign

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My Family Health Portrait|Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base

My Family Health Portrait|Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base
My Family Health Portrait - A tool from the Surgeon General

Using My Family Health Portrait you can:

  • Enter your family health history.
  • Learn about your risk for conditions that can run in
    families.
  • Print your family health history to share with family or
    your health care provider
  • Save your family health history so you can update it
    over time.

Talking with your health care provider about your
family health history can help you stay healthy!

Learn more about
My Family Health Portrait

Disclaimer: The Surgeon General’s My Family Health Portrait tool does NOT allow the
government

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Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Clean Energy and Sustainability

Clean Energy and Sustainability

Human population growth, and the methods by which we produce energy and food are causing dramatic environmental changes. We are focused on developing innovative solutions to these global energy and environmental challenges to achieve a more sustainable future.

Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Our research examines the impact of the aging and deterioration of urban streams and the Chesapeake Bay. We seek to understand, predict and manipulate complex microbial community function, with a goal towards protecting and sustaining human and environmental health.

Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Our goal is to research the impacts of industrial agriculture practices, gather evidence to inform policymaking, and promote more sustainable and resilient methods of food production.

Preparedness for Pandemics and Disasters

Preparedness for Pandemics and Disasters

Preparedness for Pandemics and Disasters

Advancing

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