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2014-03-05 08:30:37

The de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the CDC Launch "Practical Playbook" Initiative to Integrate Public Health and Primary Care WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, the medical and public health communities have struggled to stem the rise of illnesses that have led to a dramatic decline in population health. Today, chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have replaced acute diseases like polio and smallpox...

2012-07-18 10:16:45

A community-based nursing program delivered in collaboration with existing health care services is more effective in reducing the number of older people dying from chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, than usual care according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The authors led by Kenneth Coburn from Health Quality Partners in Pennsylvania in the US, randomized 1736 eligible patients (aged 65 years and over with heart failure,...

2012-06-27 14:17:46

Research: Effectiveness of home-based early intervention on children's BMI at age 2: Randomized controlled trial; Editorial: Prevention of obesity through home visiting up to the age of 2 years Teaching new mums about healthy eating and active play can help cut the risk of their child being overweight or obese, a study published today on bmj.com finds. Childhood obesity is a serious health challenge affecting more than 43 million preschool children worldwide (6.7%) with studies showing...

2012-03-16 09:39:04

Research: Association between low functional health literacy and mortality in older adults: Longitudinal cohort study One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The findings have important implications given rising levels of long term conditions and the UK government's plans for patients to become responsible and active partners in their care....

2012-02-09 00:54:08

Value of Accountable Care Community approach to public health promotion and disease prevention outlined in new paper released today A new community-wide collaboration to reduce the impact of chronic disease and empower patients is generating impressive early results, leaders of the Accountable Care Community (ACC) initiative said today. The Akron-based Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) is leading the initiative with its founding institutional members and more than 60 public...

2011-12-08 21:28:12

Recommendations published in supplement to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology A dramatic increase in the incidence of chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, allergy, and irritable bowel syndrome, has led to concern about how modern lifestyles may trigger physiological defense mechanisms. Now, in the context of a foresight study under the auspices of the European Science Foundation (ESF), a group of scientists has examined the challenges associated with chronic...

2011-10-27 14:16:18

Poor oral health tied to chronic disease and worse overall health Forty-five per cent of Ontarians 65 years and older did not see a dentist in the last year, increasing their risk of chronic diseases and a reduced quality of life , a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) shows. "Poor oral health can contribute to many serious medical conditions and affect a person's ability to chew and...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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