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Health Promotion, Recommendations

Using Behavioral Economics to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

By Elsbeth Sites Antibiotic-resistant infections affect 2 million people and are associated with 23,000 deaths each year in the United States.1 Physicians link medicines and patients, so prescriptions are a target for reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in humans. But physicians tend to prioritize the patient in front of them, rather than consider the long-term, societal…

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Reproductive Health, Women's Health

America’s Mothers Dying

By Young Kim-Parker Baby announcements are generally considered a joyous occasion. Culturally, we celebrate motherhood with baby showers, offering well-wishes and gifts to welcome the arrival of a new life. However, perhaps we should also start exhibiting more concern because in America the number of mothers dying from complications due to pregnancy and childbirth is…

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Healthcare Reform, Men's Health, Sexual Health , , ,

A Multi-Level Analysis of Barriers to Care: Micro Level (Individual)

I argued in a previous post that public health should look at factors impacting health using a multi-level approach. In this post, I attempt to outline the various multi-level barriers to medical care (specifically access to PrEP, HIV prevention, and AIDS care) for black queer men (or black men who have sex with men). At…

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Health Communication , ,

What is Information Poverty?

The theory of information poverty was originally introduced by Elfreda Chatman (E.A. Chatman, 1991, 1996, 1999). The definition and use of information poverty has developed since Chatman’s original conception, and several scholars have attempted to trace this lineage (Haider & Bawden, 2007; Yu, 2006, 2011). However, Britz (2004) combines the connectivity, content, and human approaches…

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