When a university in Israel decided to hold a conference on national systems for sharing medical information, an issue under consideration by the Israeli Parliament, two Fairbanks School of Public Health policy researchers were on the list of experts invited as speakers for the event.
An Indianapolis organization is adding a new approach to its efforts to combat skin cancer: public health.
Matching patients to their medical records from multiple health care providers is critical to medical care, but can be challenging to accomplish because their records can be incomplete or inaccurate, and patients often share similar names.
Summer is in full stride, with people heading to beaches to soak up the sun. But there's more to that behavior than trying to get a good tan.
Fear of being arrested still undercuts an Indiana law that shields anyone who administers naloxone from criminal charges, according to a survey conducted by two researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Naloxone is a lifesaving emergency antidote for opioid overdose.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a free CE program providing CME credits for physicians and ANCC Nurse contact hours as well. This activity is intended for primary care clinicians, nurses, and other clinicians prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
Three Ph.D. students at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health didn't let the rookie status of the school's chapter of AcademyHealth, the leading organization for health services researchers, stand in the way of winning a student research competition.
The Regenstrief Institute, in collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine and IU's Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will now train researchers in the increasingly important fields of public and population health informatics through a five-year, $2.5 million award from the National Library of Medicine.
Retail access to various smoking products is an important consideration when discussing community action to improve a community’s health. Studies show that tobacco outlet density and proximity are linked to tobacco use–particularly in poor areas.
Dr. Yi Wang found that monthly heart attack admissions declined 25 percent in Indianapolis and 20 percent in Marion County after the 2012 smoke-free ordinance was in effect.
Analyzing millions of internet searches tied to major societal events offers a new way to understand public reaction to those events. In what's believed to be the first study to examine the issue, Dr. Menachemi and his fellow researchers focused on the public's reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, to test their approach.
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