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  1. Psychosocial Challenges Facing Women Living with HIV During the Perinatal Period in Rural Uganda

    The complexities of navigating pregnancy while living with HIV predispose women to additional stress. Finding ways to minimize psychosocial challenges during the perinatal period may maximize the well-being of...

  2. Transport and Health: A Look at Three Latin American Cities

    Transport is associated with environmental problems, economic losses, health and social inequalities. A number of European and US cities have implemented initiatives to promote multimodal modes of transport. In...

  3. Satisfaction With Provider Communication Among Spanish-Speaking Medicaid Enrollees

    OBJECTIVE: To determine if differences between English- and Spanish-speaking parents in ratings of their children's health care can be explained by need for interpretive services.

  4. Commute Well-Being Differences by Mode: Evidence from Portland, Oregon, USA

    To understand the impact of daily travel on personal and societal well-being, measurement techniques that go beyond satisfaction-based measures of travel are used. Such metrics are increasingly important for...

  5. Meditation and Mindfulness: Combatting Negative Mindsets and Mental Health Afflictions While Promoting Positives such as...

    Popular opinion holds that meditation and mindfulness render positive effects. However, minimal empirical evidence has been submitted except in the last seven years that it has gained attention. This study uses...

  6. The Effects of Green Smoothie Consumption on Blood Pressure and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled...

    Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of death globally, and as much as 80% of these deaths are reported to be preventable with proper diet and lifestyle. Although extensive research has demonstrated...

  7. The Adverse Effects of Maternal Depression and Poverty on Child Development

    This thesis examines the issues of maternal depression and poverty, their connection, and the overall adverse effects on child health, behavior, development, and school achievement. Poverty and maternal...

  8. A Systems Approach to Stress and Resilience in Humans: Mindfulness Meditation, Aging, and Cognitive Function

    Psychological stress is common and contributes to many physical and mental health problems. Its effects are mediated by a complex neurobiological system centering in the brain with effectors including autonomic...

  9. Dynamic Evaluation of Transportation Structures with iPod-Based Data Acquisition

    This grant supported coursework and laboratory development and expanded research capacity, promoting (a) innovative learning activities that expose students to cutting-edge methods of bridge structural health...

  10. Social Support and Depression Symptomatology Post Injury in Division 1 Athletes

    The way in which an athlete responds to the injury--emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively--can significantly affect the athlete's mental health in a negative way if not handled appropriately. There are...

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