Health Education

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Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C.: 1974)

Women can adopt health practices that will help them to maintain good health throughout their various life stages. Women can take charge of their health by maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet, exercising, and using common sense. Women can also employ known preventive measures against osteoporosis, stroke, lung and breast cancer and accidents. Because women experience increased longevity and may require long-term care with age, the need for restructuring the nation's care system for the elderly becomes an important women's health concern.

Newman, D. M.
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Preventive Medicine
Wynder, E. L.
Andres, R.
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Social Science & Medicine (1982)

HIV appeared in Ireland following an opiate epidemic in the early 1980s. Initially, however, the gay community mounted the only response to the spread of the virus while the implementation of early actions by the government was hampered by the constructions of the disease within Irish society. This paper considers the influence of the religious hierarchy in both the development of AIDS policy and in the shaping of public perceptions of the disease and those affected.

Smyth, F.
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Dynamis (Granada, Spain)

The objective of the present article is to study health education that Sevillian seminarians (apprentice priests) received in the third part of the nineteenth century. The introduction in the seminary of courses on Natural History, Physiology and Health (courses intended to inculcate a moral-hygienic conscience and reinforce the Catholic doctrine, antidarwinism, etc.) was preceded by increasing social awareness of the concept of health.

Carrillo Linares, A.
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The Journal of School Nursing: The Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses

The purpose of this article is to outline the process, content, and evaluation of a 14-week health education program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in an inner city Catholic grade school who are at risk for multiple health problems. The process includes a needs assessment with findings, followed by construction of an age-appropriate program. A content outline displays the topics and information presented to the students. In conclusion, an evaluation presents the results and effectiveness of the program.

Legg, Katherine
Grigoriev, Lana
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OBJECTIVES: For female emergency department (ED) patients, we sought to assess the prevalence of contraceptive usage as well as the extent of contraceptive knowledge and to determine if demographic and sexual health history factors, comprehension of contraceptive methods and moral/religious opinions on contraception were associated with current usage of birth control pills (BCPs), prior usage of emergency contraception (EC) and frequency of condom usage.

Merchant, Roland C.
Damergis, Jennifer A.
Gee, Erin M.
Bock, Beth C.
Becker, Bruce M.
Clark, Melissa A.
Publication Title: 
Cadernos De Saude Publica

Studies and recommendations by health agencies have emphasized the importance of education in HIV-AIDS prevention. Mexico has included topics on sexuality and HIV-AIDS in school programs, triggering resistance by some social actors. The current study seeks to clarify the various positions and interests and their influence on the textbook content. A literature search was conducted on the period during which the last educational reform was implemented in Mexico.

Granados-Cosme, JosÈ Arturo
Nasaiya, Kittipong
Brambila, Alberto Torres
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We performed a pilot project to assess the need for and feasibility of a church-based stroke risk reduction intervention in a predominantly Mexican American community. METHODS: Participants were recruited after each mass on a single weekend from 2 Catholic churches in Corpus Christi, Texas. Questionnaires about personal stroke risk factors and interest in program participation were completed, and blood pressure screening was performed. RESULTS: A total of 150 individuals participated (63% Mexican American, median age 62).

Zahuranec, Darin B.
Morgenstern, Lewis B.
Garcia, Nelda M.
Conley, Kathleen M.
Lisabeth, Lynda D.
Rank, Grace S.
Smith, Melinda A.
Meurer, William J.
Resnicow, Ken
Brown, Devin L.
Publication Title: 
Revista Gaucha De Enfermagem

This was a qualitative study of the documentary type carried out in the first half of 2008, and it aimed to describe the practices of health promotion developed in the religious scenario in a city in the countryside of Cear·, Brazil. Information were collected through audio-taped interviews with the priest in charge of the parish and the three coordinators of projects linked to the Catholic Church, selected by the identification of projects with the priest. The results show that promotion and health education are present in the activities developed by volunteers in the religious scenario.

Ferreira, Adriana Gomes Nogueira
Gubert, Fabiane do Amaral
Martins, Alissan Karine Lima
Galv„o, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz
Vieira, Neiva Francenely Cunha
Pinheiro, Patricia Neyva da Costa
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Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community

In 1985, the Bishops' Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry recommended bishops form holistic health boards for their priests based on the results of a 1982 U.S. survey of Catholic priests. In 1995, a holistic health committee was formed under the office of the vicar for priests for the archdiocese of Chicago. One of the committee's first actions was to survey the priests of the archdiocese of Chicago to identify baseline health behaviors and needs.

Koller, Michael
Blanchfield, Kathleen
Vavra, Tim
Andrusyk, Jara
Altier, Mary


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