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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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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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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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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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#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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What percentage of births in the United States are done through C-sections? #ph260720 #csections
If you said 1 in every 3 births... you are correct!! This is double what the @WHO and @UNICEF say is actually necessary to save mothers and babies. #ph260720 #csections @LamazeOnline
While C-sections can be lifesaving in some circumstances, they can be very costly and detrimental in others. @intermountain moms explain some of the detrimental side effects of these sometimes unnecessary procedures:
#ph260720 #csections
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This was 2 months after high school graduation. My classmate was missing for 7 months. The devastation & grief were immense after the unexpected loss. We were naïve teenagers facing overwhelming sadness. Eventually her death was ruled a #suicide. #ph260720
In 2016, while living with my best friend, I briefly had a #suicidal roommate. The aftermath of my classmate’s death inspired me to study suicide, but I was not prepared to be the caretaker to a loved one in her time of crisis. #ph260720
About me: I choose #suicidology because I have seen the effects of suicide on families & communities. I am a sociological suicidologist turned #publichealth researcher. Learning from #livedexperiences and using #qualitativemethods in #suicideresearch is important to me. #ph260720
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Adverse Childhood Experiences have been talked about a lot, but not enough, not n relation to practical solutions
#AdverseChildhoodExperiences #ACEs #PositiveHealth #Healing #Health #PublicHealth #mentalhealth #ChildHealth #ph260720…
Adverse Childhood Experiences can be growing up with a mentally ill parent, or a parent who went to prison, or being beaten up or watching your mother being beaten up at home or being subjected to sexual abuse.
#AdverseChildhoodExperiences #ACEs #mentalhealth #ph260720
Have you ever had an Adverse Childhood Experience as a child? If you have you are not alone.

#AdverseChildhoodExperiences #ACEs #mentalhealth #positivehealth #ph260720
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1.How many lives can we save just by funding housing for persons experiencing intimate partner violence? #ph260720 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #DVAM2021 #HousingISjustice
2.Domestic violence cases were up 35% in Baltimore during the stay at home order. That’s an average of 6 more calls per day to the police and 3 more calls per day to emergency hotlines. #ph260720 #HRM #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #DVAM2021
3.Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men in their lifetime, BUT that is widely understood to be an undercount.… #ph260720 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #DVAM2021
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Do you think politics can save lives??

If you think "yes" is the answer, the opposite is also true. #ph260720 #HPVV #JAPAN 

#HPV is a common virus that infects the reproductive tract and can cause #cancers in males and females. This would have a serious impact on our lives. #ph260720 #HPVV #JAPAN
In 2013, the #Japanese government issued a statement stopping the active recommendation of #HPVV and implemented a policy of not including it in the routine vaccination. #ph260720 #HPVV #JAPAN

Do you imagine the impact???
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(1/11) How do you think overall cardiovascular mortality has changed in the United States from 1950 until now? #CVDPrevention2021 #ph260720
(2/11) It has decreased significantly! This has been due to reduction in risk factors and increases in medical and surgical therapies. @American_Heart and George Mensah (@NHLBI_Translate). Read “Decline in Cardiovascular Mortality”…
#hearthealth #ph260720
(3/11) However, health disparities persist. Did you know that black adults are more likely to die from CVD than white adults in the US? @American_Heart and the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation visual:…
#healthdisparities, #hearthealth #ph260720
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It’s #worldmentalhealthday and despite progress made around acknowledging mental health needs, suicide is still the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death among high-school aged youth #SuicidePrevention #ph260720
According to the @CDC_DASH Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 4 out of 5 suicide variables measured have seen an increase from 2009-2019 #SuicidePrevention #ph260720 Image
Suicide variables already increased pre-pandemic. Do you think emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among young people went up or down during 2020 & 2021? #SuicidePrevention #ph260720
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