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This statement responds to the public health challenges in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria during September 2017. As a result of Maria, and to a certain extent Hurricane Irma, the territory sustained unprecedented damage. We call for a mid- and long-term public health response and research to assess the long-term impacts of high-impact weather events, such as Maria's effects on Puerto Rico, including impacts on vulnerable populations' environmental health and well-being.
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Name: Disaster medicine and public health preparedness
Cold- and heat-related mortality poses significant public health concerns worldwide. Although there are numerous studies dealing with the association between extreme ambient temperature and mortality,...
The recent use of Chemical Weapons (CWs) in armed conflicts and terror attacks highlights the importance of understanding their full impact in order to inform an effective response. This article argue...
To describe how overly simple conceptualisations of how research is translated into public health policy impact impair effective translation. To suggest how alternative approaches to conceptualising i...
Long-term intake of high-fat diet is a crucial factor resulting obesity, which has become a global public health problem in the world. Progressive obesity subsequently leads to hepatic injury, renal d...
Multiple long-term health conditions in older people are associated with increased mortality. The study aims to identify patterns of long-term health in a national ageing population using a census-bas...
There has been significant recent interest on the issue of brain health in athletes. Participation in sports is generally viewed as extremely positive. Consistent evidence supports associa...
This study is a critically important first-of-its-kind investigation of the potential research utility of using contingency management to examine long-term changes in cannabis use with six...
Many population-level public health strategies—including media campaigns and other behavioral interventions, screening recommendations, and vaccination policies—rely on messaging to pr...
The Secondhand Smoke Study is a medical research study investigating the physiologic, radiographic, and inflammatory responses of lungs to chronic exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. Exp...
Osteoporosis has become a worldwide concern an a matter of public health as osteoporosis is a major contributing factor associated with insufficiency fracture of the spine, wrist and proxi...
A field of study that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services within communities, and the impact of these services on public health.
Natural and man-made environments and their impact on public health.
The ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data with the purpose of preventing or controlling disease or injury, or of identifying unusual events of public health importance, followed by the dissemination and use of information for public health action. (From Am J Prev Med 2011;41(6):636)
Individuals enrolled in a school of PUBLIC HEALTH or a formal educational program in public health.
Health insurance to provide full or partial coverage for long-term home care services or for long-term nursing care provided in a residential facility such as a nursing home.
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