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  1. A Community-Based Wellness Program to Reduce Depression in African Americans: Results From a Pilot Intervention

    Background African-Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to find antidepressants acceptable or seek care for depression. Objective To develop and pilot-test a culturally-tailored, community-based,...

  2. Peak of the Day or the Daily Grind: Commuting and Subjective Well-Being

    To understand the impact of daily travel on personal and societal well-being, researchers are developing measurement techniques that go beyond satisfaction-based measures of travel. Metrics related Subjective...

  3. Humor-Related Social Exchanges and Mental Health in Assisted Living Residents

    Social contact is known to be vital for older adults' mental and physical health, but few studies of social interactions have taken place in long-term care settings. The current study investigated whether the...

  4. Wearable Healthcare Technology: Fibit®

    The Internet has enhanced an individual’s ability to take more control over their health by making pertinent health information more accessible. The breakthroughs and manufacturing cost reductions made in...

  5. Research & Strategic Partnerships: Quarterly Review, Volume 3, Issue 3

    This issue of the Quarterly Review focuses on population health and strategies to improve it. Although these strategies may be revised and added to in the years ahead, the “Triple Aim” of addressing health...

  6. Measuring Urban Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Pollution

    Urban bicyclists’ uptake of traffic-related air pollution is still not well quantified, due to a lack of direct measurements of uptake and a lack of analysis of the variation in uptake. This paper describes...

  7. Perceived Isolation, Social Integration, and Health Behavior: A Daily Process Examination of Responses to Loneliness

    Researchers have examined social relationships as a basic need, showing that being well integrated in a network of social ties is related to various positive health outcomes including reduced mortality and risk...

  8. The Health and Housing Specialist: An Emerging Job Classification to Support Aging in Place in Subsidized Housing

    As the U.S. population ages, the availability of workers with a basic understanding of aging and health-related services has not kept pace. This is true in traditional health care organizations such as...

  9. Don't Go Chasing Big Waterfalls

    The article focuses on the importance of simpler health systems in the U.S. Topics discussed include success of simple systems as they are well-understood, improvement of simple systems by coupling them...

  10. US Medical Specialty Global Health Training and the Global Burden of Disease

    Background: Rapid growth in global health activity among US medical specialty education programs has lead to heterogeneity in types of activities and global health training models. The breadth and scope of this...

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