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Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis among Licensed Male Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study
Details a study on the correlation between exposure to pesticides by agricultural applicators and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bases conclusions on questionnaire data from male pesticide applicators in 1993-1997.
Author(s): Armando Meyer, Dale P. Sandler, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jonathan N. Hofmann, Christine G. Parks
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(7)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Smokeless Tobacco Decision-Making Among Rural Adolescent Males in California
Examines factors impacting decision-making about using smokeless tobacco in rural adolescent males in California. Discusses the implications for public health educators and others seeking to reduce smokeless tobacco use.
Author(s): Elizabeth T. Couch, Ellen Darius, Margaret M. Walsh, Benjamin W. Chaffee
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 42(3), 544-550
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this audience.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Traumatic Brain Injury in Idaho: Needs and Resources Assessment Final Report
Analyzes Idaho's statewide needs assessment based on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2014 and the Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Grant Program. Discusses the unmet needs and services of rural residents affected by TBI, and offers recommendations for the development of an action plan to improve access and reduce barriers to TBI services for children and adults.
Author(s): Russell Spearman, Anne Jacobs, Stephanie Wit
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health
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"We Need Help in the Delta": Barriers to Health Promotion Among Older African American Men in the Mississippi Delta
Studies the challenges of promoting health in the rural Mississippi Delta, focusing on older African American men who participated in a small study group. Describes interviews with individuals and focus groups, emphasizing different understandings of the term "health" and structural concerns about health disparities that create barriers for health promotion.
Author(s): Sherry Wang, LaShaundrea Crook, Carol Connell, Kathy Yadrick
Citation: American Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 414-425
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Firearm Ownership and Suicide Rates among US Men and Women, 1981–2013
Examines rates of firearm ownership, as well as age-adjusted firearm and total suicide rates for men and women in all 50 states from 1981 to 2013. Several variables were considered in the analysis including population density for each state.
Author(s): Michael Siegel, Emily F. Rothman
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 106(7), 1316-1322
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
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Building Capacity in a Rural North Carolina Community to Address Prostate Health Using a Lay Health Advisor Model
Describes the feasibility of using a lay health advisor (LHAs) model to engage patients from a rural African American community in North Carolina about prostate health. LHAs, also called ambassadors, work to share information about prostate health and collect survey data. Includes demographic characteristics of the 15 ambassadors, such as age, gender, education, employment, and previous health education training.
Author(s): Anissa I. Vines, Jaimie C. Hunter, Brandolyn S. White, Alan N. Richmond
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 17(3), 364-372
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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A Qualitative Study of Factors Related to Cardiometabolic Risk in Rural Men
A study of men in the western United States and their knowledge of risk factors for higher rates of cardiometabolic disorders. Includes a discussion of individual, social, and community influences on healthy behaviors as well as data and statistics such as demographics, physical activity level, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Emily H. Morgan, Meredith L. Graham, Sara C. Folta, Rebecca A. Seguin
Citation: BMC Public Health, 16, 305
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
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Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Uptake of HIV Testing and Hepatitis Vaccination for Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men
Examines national survey data of rural men who have sex with men to determine whether disclosing their sexual identity to healthcare providers was associated with an increase in HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Author(s): Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), 155-158
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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The HoMBReS and HoMBReS Por un Cambio Interventions to Reduce HIV Disparities Among Immigrant Hispanic/Latino Men
Describes the Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables (Men Maintaining Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships) (HoMBReS) intervention developed by a community-based, participatory research partnership in North Carolina to address Hispanic/Latino populations in the U.S. who are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Author(s): Scott D. Rhodes, Jami S. Leichliter, Christina J. Sun, Fred R. Bloom
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) - Supplement, 65(1), 51–56
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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