Marisel Brown's Blog Posts Tagged 'CVD' (5)

What's the big deal about "greenspace"?



Added by Marisel Brown on June 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

ATTENTION PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTIONERS: Can you name five characteristics of a walkable community?

The emphasis on the built environment in public health is hard to escape.  Conferences, podcasts, name it......there is a discussion concerning getting people to walk more frequently in their daily lives.  The task for public health practitioners is to bring evidence to discussions in order to inform decision makers on parks, transportation, and planning boards to consider public health goals in their deliberations. 

If asked, anyone working on community health…


Added by Marisel Brown on March 16, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

WEBINAR: Unequal Opportunity Killer: CVD in African Americans & Latinos

This is an excellent webinar regarding disparities in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in the Latino and African American populations. Click on the audio & PowerPoint slides.  The video of the presentation appears below

Description: A recent survey revealed that only one third of cardiologists acknowledged the existence of racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular care in general, and only 5% agreed that disparities existed in their own practice. Several…


Added by Marisel Brown on December 23, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

The Lancet highlights obesity in time for United Nations high-level NCD meeting

The August 26, 2011 issue of The Lancet is dedicated to the global obesity epidemic. The issue was timed to coincide with the upcoming United Nations high-level  meeting concerning non-communicable diseases. The first high profile global meeting dedicated to obesity was sponsored by the…


Added by Marisel Brown on August 27, 2011 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

HEALTH AFFAIRS: Obesity driving increase in medical spending

Health Affairs (Web Exclusives) confirms that obesity is the leading cost driver in medical care across all payer sources. Complications associated with obesity, primarily chronic disease, accounted for the increase in Medicare spending from 1987-2006.

Annual Medical Spending Attributable to Obesity: Payer-and service-specific estimates

July 2009…


Added by Marisel Brown on February 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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