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Ashley Pavlakos: The public health nurse is ready to come up with new ideas |  News

Ashley Pavlakos: The public health nurse is ready to come up with new ideas | News

TEWKSBURY – City nurse Ashley Pavlakos loves her job. Pavlakos shares his passion for public health and community outreach, passionate about bringing new ideas and health education initiatives to Tewksbury. Pavlakos comes to town with a state-funded public health franchise grant. Pavlakos’ position is to provide regional support, providing a resource to Tewksbury, Billerica, Chelmsford …

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Mayo study shows better health outcomes for religiously active black Minnesotars

Mayo study shows better health outcomes for religiously active black Minnesotars

Reverend Daniel MacKizzi wanted to get healthier. Makizzi was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about six years ago. A year ago, he started noticing previously-ideal high blood pressure. His doctor recommended revamping his diet and exercise. He wasn’t sure where to start. That, until he learned of a new health initiative from an unusual source: …

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At Manifiesta, a different health system isn't just a vision: Peoples Dispatch

At Manifiesta, a different health system isn’t just a vision: Peoples Dispatch

MPLP staff, patients, and volunteers at Health Square in Manifiesta. Photo: MPLP Hundreds of MPLP patients from 11 health centers across Belgium joined nurses, receptionists, doctors and other workers at Health Square (Curry Santi) at Manifesta – Solidarity Festival held on September 17-18. Volunteers, patients and health workers braved the threat of bad weather and …

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Hurricane Fiona Response Raises Discrimination and Public Health Concerns: Peoples Dispatch

Hurricane Fiona Response Raises Discrimination and Public Health Concerns: Peoples Dispatch

Devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Ani Dasgupta / Twitter Nearly a million Puerto Ricans still suffer from power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona, according to data Collected by PowerOutage.us tracker. The cyclone reached the island on 17 September. The power outage was accompanied by a shortage of drinking water, which led to …

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Suicide in migrant shelters indicates a lack of mental health services

Suicide in migrant shelters indicates a lack of mental health services

The recent suicide of a Colombian immigrant at a homeless shelter in Queens stresses and strains Maria – the same immigrant who has suffered from psychological trauma. Maria had been in the United States for months, awaiting the results of her interview for asylum status, when her thoughts turned dark. Worried thoughts — about what …

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Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-reported health and noise harassment in rural and non-rural Canada

model design Recruitment rate and sample response A detailed presentation of the CPENS methodology is provided by Michaud et al.1. Briefly, a population probability-based random sample (GPRS) from all counties was used to recruit telephone responders for the online survey. For this study, the sample was generated using two approaches. A random number dialing approach …

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