Public Reactions to Obesity-Related Health Campaigns A Randomized Controlled Trial

submitted by: AdamChiara
Background: Despite numerous obesity-related health campaigns throughout the U.S., public perceptions of these campaigns have not been formally assessed. In addition, several recent publicized campaigns have come under criticism in the popular media for reinforcing stigmatization of obese people. Thus, research in this area is warranted. Purpose: To systematically assess public perceptions of recent obesity-related public health campaigns in the U.S. Design: RCT. Setting/participants:...
Authors: Joerg Luedicke, MS, Jamie Lee Peterson, MA, Rebecca Puhl, PhD

The Back-Up: Plan B

submitted by: PlanB

An informative video to clarify any misconceptions about and promote the proper use of emergency contraceptives, i.e. Plan B.

Healthy aging for the cancer patient

submitted by: mdanderson

“Being a senior does not necessarily mean that you’re old,” says Beatrice Edwards, M.D., associate professor in geriatric medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Yet, it’s important for elderly cancer patients to have their functional status evaluated in order to achieve successful cancer treatment outcomes.” In this podcast, Edwards shares tips on healthy aging for older adults and explains the role that a geriatrician can play in cancer treatment and survivorship.

Breast cancer patient shares thoughts on starting treatment

submitted by: mdanderson

Three time cancer survivor (ductal carcinoma, bladder and now invasive lobular carcinoma) discusses how she is feeling now, what she plans to keep doing and what she will change as she goes through her chemotherapy treatment.

The Medical Marriage: A National Survey of the Spouses/Partners of US Physicians

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Tait Shanafelt, a Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings reporting on the findings of a national survey of spouses and partners of physicians, their relationship satisfaction, and the effect being married to a physician has on their relationship. Available at: http://tiny.cc/23pcqw

Earlier introduction of ‘agüitas’ is associated with higher risk for stunting among infants and toddlers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

submitted by: cmdoak
Background: In many cultures, simple herbal infusions, thin gruels or sweetened water (‘agüitas’ in Guatemalan parlance) are given to infants and toddlers. Formative research shows the use of agüitas in early child feeding to be deeply embedded in Guatemalan culture. Objective: To examine the prevalence and timing of introduction of agüitas during early life in a low-income population of metropolitan Quetzaltenango in relation to child stunting. Design: Responses from 456 mothers of...
Authors: Colleen M. Doak, Robine E. van der Starre, Ilse van Beusekom, Maiza Campos Ponce, Marieke Vossenaar, Noel W. Solomons