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Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)

The Catholic Collaborative Refugee Network (CCRN) was established more than four years ago as a result of discussions among CHA, Catholic Charities USA, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' office of Migration and Refugee Services. The dozen CCRN sites each provide an organized response to the social, economic, and health problems often faced by refugees. Although the sites differ in their services, they typically help refugees prepare for and find work, preferably work with health insurance coverage.

Author(s): 
McGuire, Terrance P.
Publication Title: 
Legal Aspects of Medical Practice
Author(s): 
LeBlang, T. R.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Family Practice

A study of 160 family physicians and general practitioners found that the majority of physicians believed that religion has a positive effect on the mental health of older patients, and many believed that religion has a positive effect on physical health. While more than one half reported that patients only rarely, if ever, mentioned religious issues during a medical visit, a significant proportion of the physicians felt they should address religious issues when an older person indicates religion's importance and that religious issues should not be reserved completely for the clergy.

Author(s): 
Koenig, H. G.
Bearon, L. B.
Dayringer, R.
Publication Title: 
AIDS patient care and STDs

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies is widespread in many chronic illnesses, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of increasingly effective antiretroviral therapy on the use of CAM in an HIV-positive patient population. A written survey was given to 191 HIV-positive outpatients. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. One hundred twenty-eight patients (67%) used CAM at some time to control HIV and 76 (40%) of the patients were currently using CAM.

Author(s): 
Duggan, J.
Peterson, W. S.
Schutz, M.
Khuder, S.
Charkraborty, J.
Publication Title: 
Holistic Nursing Practice

Spirituality is a part of holistic care for clients and families. This qualitative, descriptive study examined spirituality in 60 caregivers and 60 care receivers, equally divided between Caucasians and African Americans. Themes were coping (subthemes of formal religion and social support) and meaning (subthemes of positive attitude, retribution or reward, and all encompassing).

Author(s): 
Theis, Saundra L.
Biordi, Diana L.
Coeling, Harriet
Nalepka, Claire
Miller, Baila
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Rural Health: Official Journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association

CONTEXT: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use continues to increase in the United States. Data on rural patients' use and extent of integration of CAM with conventional medicine are lacking, although this is a population often associated with use of "folk remedies" and self-care strategies. PURPOSE: To examine rural primary care patients' attitudes toward and use of CAM.

Author(s): 
Herron, Michael
Glasser, Michael
Publication Title: 
Holistic Nursing Practice

Spirituality is a part of holistic care for clients and families. This qualitative, descriptive study examined spirituality in 60 caregivers and 60 care receivers, equally divided between Caucasians and African Americans. Themes were coping (subthemes of formal religion and social support) and meaning (subthemes of positive attitude, retribution or reward, and all encompassing).

Author(s): 
Theis, Saundra L.
Biordi, Diana L.
Coeling, Harriet
Nalepka, Claire
Miller, Baila
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Rural Health: Official Journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association

CONTEXT: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use continues to increase in the United States. Data on rural patients' use and extent of integration of CAM with conventional medicine are lacking, although this is a population often associated with use of "folk remedies" and self-care strategies. PURPOSE: To examine rural primary care patients' attitudes toward and use of CAM.

Author(s): 
Herron, Michael
Glasser, Michael
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The University of Illinois at Chicago/National Institutes of Health Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research began in 1999 with an emphasis on botanical dietary supplements for women's health. We have concentrated on plants that may improve women's health, especially to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, and reduce persistent urinary tract infections.

Author(s): 
Farnsworth, Norman R.
Krause, Elizabeth C.
Bolton, Judy L.
Pauli, Guido F.
van Breemen, Richard B.
Graham, James G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess effects of select dietary fats on cognitive decline. DESIGN: Prospective observational; 3-year follow-up. SETTING: Northwestern University. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred eighty-two women aged 60 and older who participated in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study or in the control group of the WHI Diet Modification arm. MEASUREMENTS: Dietary intake from a validated food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) administered twice (mean 2.7 years apart) before baseline cognitive assessment (mean 2.9 years after second FFQ) was averaged.

Author(s): 
Naqvi, Asghar Z.
Harty, Brian
Mukamal, Kenneth J.
Stoddard, Anne M.
Vitolins, Mara
Dunn, Julie E.

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