Resources Roundup 2008

Resources Roundup 2008

One of the biggest benefits of attending minority nursing association conferences—in addition to all the networking opportunities, educational programming, CEUs and camaraderie, of course—is getting to visit exhibits filled with booth after booth offering free or low-cost minority health resources that you can take home and start using in your practice right away.

UAB Receives Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Care Among Black, Caucasian Teens

The National Institute of Nursing Research has given the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) a four-year, $1.3 million grant to study how parents should encourage responsible self-care in adolescents with chronic illnesses such as diabetes.

Overweight Characters on TV Shows Popular with African Americans

A new study released by the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital finds TV shows geared toward African-American audiences have more overweight characters and 60% more food commercials than shows that attract a general audience.

Going Bananas Over Potassium

Going Bananas Over Potassium

Among the many electrolytes, potassium stands out; one nurse educator offers some tips for advocating potassium in practice

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

Patient-centered, culturally sensitive approaches are the key to meeting the needs of Hispanic/Latino patients with dementia, diabetes and other clinical co-morbidities.

A Day in the Life of a Registered Dietician

What does a Registered Dietician do? We shadowed one for the day to find out.

Hindu Dietary Practices: Feeding the Body, Mind and Soul

Our series on culturally competent dietary assessments continues with a look at the world’s third largest religion’s beliefs about food and health.

Correlation Found Between Poor Nutrition and Disease for African Americans

Poor eating habits and lack of exercise among African Americans increases their risk of developing cancer, obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, according to recent studies by the Public Health Institute (PHI) and the California Department of Health Services (CDHS).

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