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HIV/AIDS: Risk and Protective Behaviors among American Young Adults, 2004-2011

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The National Institute of Drug Abuse has released a new data report from the "Monitoring the Future Survey" titled "HIV/AIDS: Risk & Protective Behaviors among American Young Adults, 2004-2011."
To view the report, visit:
http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/mtf-hiv-aids_2011.pdf

U.S. Obesity Rates Remain Stable in 2012

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Americans were as likely to be obese in 2012 as they were in 2011. However, the 26.2% of Americans who were obese in 2012 remains slightly higher than the 25.5% recorded in 2008. Another 36.1% of Americans were overweight in 2012 and about as many were a normal weight--35.9%.
To view the Well-Being Index, visit:
http://www.well-beingindex.com/

Webcast: Constructing the Foundation for Health Equity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is offering a free webcast of the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote lecture "Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Beyond the Affordable Care Act," part of the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference. The webcast will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2-3 pm EST.
To register for the webcast, visit:
http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2013/broadcast/

Report: Health Disparities in Asian American Communities

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29
The Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston has released a report, "Information on Small Populations with Significant Health Disparities: A Report on Data Collected on the Health of Asian Americans in Massachusetts."
For more information, visit: http://www.iaas.umb.edu/publications/general/AA%20Health%20Data.pdf

MCH Library Releases Resource Guides About Stress During and After Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University has released a new knowledge path, "Maternal Distress in the Perinatal Period and Child Outcomes." The knowledge path directs readers to resources that describe some sources of stress that pregnant women and new mothers experience and the impact of maternal distress on the developing fetus and young child.
For more information, visit:
http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_maternaldistress.html

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