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Oct 23, 2018
Kristen Fischer - HealthLine
A recent study conducted Dr. Patty Kissinger found that the standard prescribed single-dose treatment for trichomoniasis is not as effective as multidose. Kissinger hopes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will change its recommendations for trichomoniasis treatment based on the results of her study. She has been asked to work with the CDC on STD prevention guidelines.
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Oct 21, 2018
Associated Press
Dr. Emily Harville, an associate professor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, said most people will be back to where they were within a year or so, but others will have difficulty for a longer period. "There will be a small group that continues to have long-term mental health issues," she said.
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Oct 17, 2018
Norine Schmidt - Tulane News
A collaboration between the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and YEP Design Works, led to creation of the Check It website www.gocheckit.net, which is specifically designed for young black men to promote sexual health and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Check It partners with local barbershops, colleges/universities and other non-clinical venues to reach 15-24 year old African American men who have sex with women, are new to testing and do not have symptoms. Treatment for men who test positive and their sexual partners is provided by the project, which is funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH).
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Jul 20, 2018
Barri Bronston - Tulane News
Social Work Dean Bordnick this week received The Visionary Award for Outstanding Contributions to Youth Recovery Research at the 2018 Association of Recovery for Higher Education Conference (ARHE) in Houston for his work developing virtual reality solutions to substance misuse / addiction. Tulane is working to bring a recovery program to campus, and Bordnick said the School of Social Work is poised to be leader in this effort since social workers provide most of the treatment services for substance misuse issues.
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Jul 18, 2018
Olga Khazan - The Atlantic
In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. This reality is a part of a much bigger story, one of how African Americans became stuck in profoundly unhealthy neighborhoods, and of how the legacy of racism can literally take years off their lives. Far from being a relic of the past, America’s racist and segregationist history continues to harm black people in the most intimate of ways—seeping into their lungs, their blood, even their DNA.
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