Meet Maine’s ‘rising star’ in public health

Via Peters

Over the past two years, more than 5,000 people have volunteered to help the state government quell the pandemic through a program called Maine Responds. Leading the contingent of volunteers has been Sadie Faucher, who came to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 4, 2021, during […]

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Strengthening Women’s Health Equity in Public Health Decision Making

Via Peters

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation S.7628/A.8536 that adds an additional appointed member to the Public Health and Health Planning Council as a representative of women’s health service providers. This ensures that public health decisions involving women’s health or facilities specializing in the care of women will be advised by […]

Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, and associated risk factors in the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland and Lithuania: a cross-sectional study | BMC Public Health

Via Peters

Summary of key findings We found that in all four countries, the prevalence rates of hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia were high while the control rates of the three chronic conditions were low. There were variations in the rates of awareness, treatment and control of the three chronic conditions between countries […]

As Politics Infects Public Health, Private Companies Profit

Via Peters

Vignesh Ramachandran For some counties and cities that share a public health agency with other local governments, differences over mask mandates, business restrictions, and other covid preventive measures have strained those partnerships. At least two have been pushed past the breaking point. A county in Colorado and a small city […]

Associations between sedentary behaviour patterns and depression among people aged 60 and older in Hebei Province of China | BMC Public Health

Via Peters

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