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Did you know that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can also affect children? The study linked below discusses identification of at-risk children. #ph260720 #child #trauma #mentalhealth…
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among children can lead to a wide array of behaviors with outcomes such as irritability, difficulty concentrating, and sleep issues (Danese et al., 2020) #ph260720 #child #trauma #PTSD via @giphy
A major risk factor in the development of PTSD among children is exposure to childhood trauma. “One in four trauma-exposed children develop PTSD by age of 18 years.” (Danese et al., 2020) #ph260720 #child #trauma #ptsd
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In July of 2021, the @CDCgov announced a decrease in US life expectancy of 1.5 years, the biggest one-year decline since #WWII. Even before COVID-19, however, the US has seen several years of declining life expectancy in the past decade. #ph260720 #COVID…
Meanwhile, we see a widening gap in medical care between those with high and low status, leading to much larger declines in life expectancy for black and brown populations during #COVID19. How do you think these gaps came to be? #ph260720 #Healthcare
#hospitals continue to #Innovate and improve their medical care, following charters to improve health and care for the needy. However, they often fail to address the non-medical needs of their community, the “social determinants of health” #ph260720 #CommunityHealth
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“It’s a silent killer... it’s something that all parents should be aware of” How exposure to lead in his home poisoned Antonio and changed the trajectory of his life #leadpoisoning #ph260720
According to the @CDCgov, more than half a million children in the US are exposed to lead. Many of these cases may go undetected due to lack of testing #leadexposure #ph260720
Lead can be found in homes in a variety of places, including food and water, toys, and dust. The risk is much greater for those who live in older housing that may contain lead paint #leaddust #ph260720
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Did you know that Native Americans are disproportionately at risk of Hep C and its effects?…
#ph260720 #hepatitisC #Indigenous
Native Americans have the highest Hepatitis C related death among all race/ethnic groups. #ph260720 #hepatitisC #Indigenous
@CDCgov @IHSgov
Hepatitis C is a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. #ph260720 #hepatitisC #Indigenous
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Do you #KnowyourHBVstatus? According to a study published in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology Journal, "Up to 90 percent of people living with hepatitis B virus (HBV) worldwide are unaware of their infection"…
#HBV #KnowyourHBVstatus #ph260720
Have you been tested for Hepatitis B? #HBV #KnowyourHBVstatus #ph260720
According to @WHO estimates, 257 million people worldwide are living with chronic HBV infection. In the US, the @CDC estimates that 862,000 people are living with chronic Hep B

#HBV #statistics #awareness #ph260720
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1/ Have you ever tried to walk or #bike through the infamous DC intersection Dave Thomas Circle? #ph260720
2/ With the @Wendys gone, the intersection is being redesigned which means it's the perfect time to reflect how we can improve #RoadSafety in the future and create more #equitable transportation systems in DC. #ph260720 (photo: @washingtonpost)
3/ DC Traffic deaths have risen dramatically. There have been 17 fatalities so far in the #district. #ph260720…
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Yes, we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, #COVID19, but let’s not forget about the #opioid epidemic, a public health issue we have been dealing with a while... What can we do about it?? #ph260720 #opioidepidemic Image
In 2017 (more than 4 years ago), @HHSGov declared the #opioidepidemic as a public health emergency. An “emergency” situation that we have not been able to control yet... #publichealthemergency #ph260720…
According to @CDCgov and @NIDAnews, more than 70,000 Americans die every year due to opioid overdose. That is 70,000 lives (read in bold!) lost every year, the majority of which is preventable. #opioidepidemic #opioidskill #opioidoverdose #ph260720 Image
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Social and sheltering services have seen significant challenges and changes throughout the COVID pandemic. What has the pandemic looked like for the most at-risk? #ph260720 #homelessness #socialservice #shelter
Last year a study out of @Columbia University predicted a 40-45% increase in homeless rates due to the pandemic. In #PortlandOR that looked like:
Because of restrictions due to COVID the field of #sheltering saw new challenges in capacity due to distancing guidelines and spikes in those who are or are at risk of being housing-insecure. What would be best? #ph260720
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It's standard when our doctor recommends a drug or a procedure. But we might be surprised if they suggested hypnosis. Complementary medicine, like hypnosis or acupuncture, and herbs, can be effective and less harmful. Why then does standard care not use these practices? #ph260720
Here is an example. Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune condition resulting from chronic gastrointestinal inflammation. IBD is on the rise globally, with prevalence increasing by 85% between 1990 and 2017 (…). #IBD #ph260720
Patients with IBD have a limited number of medication options, and many develop nonresponse to even the strongest drug options on the treatment pyramid. Additionally, relapse after surgery is common. So what are other options for these patients? #IBD #ph260720
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Over 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children around the world, but what's the most important factor that determines childhood cancer survival?
#ChildhoodCancer # #ph260720 via @WHO
Despite the influence of cancer genetics, disease stage, or age of the child, the most important factor that determines childhood cancer survival is where they are born.
#ChildhoodCancer #ph260720
Over 80% of children with cancer live in low- and middle-income countries where 4 out of 5 children die from their disease, versus high income countries where 4 out of 5 children survive. This difference is known as the pediatric cancer survival gap.#ph260720 #ChildhoodCancer
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We have known about the link between homelessness and mental health for a LONG time. What do you think of this study? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth

Bassuk E, Rubin L, and Lauriat A. Is Homelessness a Mental Health Problem? Am J Psychiatry.
According to @Ntl_Homeless, the US conference of mayors has identified mental illness as the 3rd leading cause of homelessness in American cities.
#ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
According to @NAMICommunicate 1 in 25 US adults experience serious mental illness. Do you personally know of anyone? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
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7 million people across the world are infected with #chagas disease, according to the @WHO #ph260720
Don’t know about #chagas? You’re not alone. Nearly 90% of those who are infected don’t even know. #ph260720…
Kiss of death? This kissing bug transmits typanasoma cruzi, the tiny parasite that causes #Chagas. #ph260720
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Let's talk about Community Paramedicine and why it needs to be more utilized in rural areas of the United States! #ph260720 #communityparamedicine
Have you heard of #communityparamedicine before? #ph260720
Community Paramedicine is a model of health care that utilizes #EMTs and #Paramedics to provide underserved populations with the resources and services that they might not otherwise have access to.🚑 #ph260720 #communityparamedicine
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The @WHO declared Africa free of wild poliovirus last year. On the first anniversary, 3 polio survivors share their stories about living with polio and their hopes of a polio-free world. #ph260720 #polio #poliofree
Before #vaccines were developed, patients were put inside tank respirators known as “iron lung” to help them breathe during the early stages @CDCgov #ph260720 #polio #ironlung #cdcphil "This historic 1960 photograph depicted a nurse caring
#Polio is a devastating disease that mainly affects children under the age of 5. It has no cure but can be prevented with vaccines. Infection causes pain and paralysis, sometimes leading to death. @CDCgov #ph260720 #poli
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Did you hear that @LifeatPurdue scientists have created the world’s whitest paint? With increased reflection, it actually cools the surface it coats

…and it makes for good laughs on the @colbertlateshow. #ph260720
The built environment is the human-made physical space where we live, work, and socialize. These spaces have tremendous impacts on our health in the pollutants they produce and the activities they facilitate.
The built environment can facilitate or hinder physical activity depending on the availability and safety of sidewalks, bike paths, and trails. Lower physical activity in absence of these features can lead to obesity #ph260720
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What do you picture when you think of the impact of climate change on Earth's species? #climate #endangered #ph260720
I'm going to guess that many of you picture something like this when you think climate change. And it's true and it's heartbreaking that climate change is endangering this little guy, but too often the conversation ends there. #polarbears #ph260720
Climate change isn't just threatening exotic species in far-off places. It's hurting human health. When we think of climate change, why don't we think of wildfires polluting our air or climate refugees being forced to leave home? #refugees #ph260720
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#Doyouknow Maternal and Child malnutrition are among the current top risk factors for the global burden of disease and account for about one quarter of global deaths. #WHO #GlobalMalnutrition #FAO #ChildMalnutrition #ph260720
more than 50% of Under-5 deaths are preventable and majority of which are attributed to Malnutrition. Child malnutrition is still the greatest nutrition related health burden at global level. .#Under5Mortality #ChildMalnutrition #ph260720
Apart from being a major cause of Under5 mortality, malnutrition in childhood has far reaching repercussions #WHO #ChildMalnutrition #ph260720
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New research from @JohnsHopkins about maternal health!

Vaught AJ, Minhas A, Boyer T et al. Incidence of essential hypertension but not echocardiographic abnormalities at four years with a history of preeclampsia with severe features.

#ph260720 #Moms
In this new study, we followed up with women four years after they were diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy. What type of research study is that?
#ph260720 #Epidemiology
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder that causes high blood pressure and evidence of damage to the kidneys and/or liver. Preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy impact between 5-8% of births in the US.
#ph260720 #preeclampsia
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Imagine: you wake up tomorrow, pregnant, and you don't want to be. You google something like, "women's health clinic" and make an appointment w/ the first option you see. Right now, you just want some info on your options. You're feeling anxious. #ph260720 #CPCs
You reasonably assume that the place called something like "Women's Center" that advertises free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds is a medically licensed health center that can provide you factually accurate info about your pregnancy and options. Right? #ph260720 #CPCs
Wrong. You've just entered the domain of a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), aka a fake clinic. CPCs are purposefully deceptive, non-medical places that attempt to lure pregnant people and dissuade them from getting abortions #ph260720 #ExposeFakeClinics

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On Saturday October 9, 2021 the World Health Organization recognized World Palliative Care Day. Now what is palliative care and why does it matter?… #ph260720 #LeaveNoOneBehind
Many view palliative care as end-of-life care but it is so much more! Palliative Care treats suffering in both patients and families and should start at the beginning of care… #ph260720 #LeaveNoOneBehind
However, there is a HUGE challenge as only 1 in 10 people worldwide in need of palliative care, have access. That is right 1 in 10! We must do better!… #ph260720 #LeaveNoOneBehind
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Hello Twitter Friends,
Quick Poll: Did you go hiking or nature walks in the northeast or upper Midwest of the U.S. this summer? #nature #hiking #ph260720
If you answered yes, did you happen to meet my friend, Ticky? And did you know that ticks (specifically blacklegged ticks) are the main transmitters for Lyme Disease? #ticky #lymedisease #ph260720
Lyme Disease is caused primarily by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme disease can be very unpredictable in the symptoms it can cause. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash that can look like a bulls eye or “target” rash. #lymedisease #ph260720
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What do you think about this new study?

Bacon, A.M., Taylor, S. Vaccination Hesitancy and Conspiracy Beliefs in the UK During the SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Int.J. Behav. Med. (2021).

#vaccinehesitancy #ph260720…
This new study is a valuable look at longitudinal changes in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is an obstacle to convergence of COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, fewer people are avoiding the vaccine!

#vaccinehesitancy #ph260720
Vaccine hesitancy was selected as one of ten threats to global health in 2019 by WHO. In the context of this pandemic, it's even more important!

#vaccinehesitancy #ph260720…
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In the US, Black mothers are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. #BlackMaternalHealth #ph260720
Racial disparities in pregnancy-related death are still apparent even when accounting for factors, such as amount of education received and socioeconomic status. #SystemicRacism #ph260720
Black women who are college graduates are 1.6 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related mortality than White women with less than a high school diploma #healthequity #ph260720
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