Margie Parham, MS, RN, MPH/PhDc

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"Luther of Medicine" Paracelsus: Humanism
  In fact, Paracelsus played a part in this change no less than the others. During his lifetime he was called by some the "Luther of Medicine" and the scientific debates of the late sixteenth century were centered more frequently on the innovations of Paracelsus than they were on the heliocentric astronomy of Copernicus.
A Correctional Keynesianism: The New Racism
  ...Each prisoner represents as much as $25,000 in income for the community in which the prison is located, not to mention the value of constructing the prison facility in the first place. This can be a massive transfer of value: A young male worth a few thousand dollars of support to children and local purchases is transformed into a $25,000 financial asset to a rural prison community. The economy of the rural community is artificially amplified, the local city economy artificially deflated." ...For those with earnings, average annual wages were exceedingly low and differed significantly by race: white former inmates averaged $7,880 per year and Blacks made just $4,762.
A User's Guide To Washington Jargon
  Loaded With Baggage Washington's current favorite word — sequester — came from a 1985 budget act named, as many laws are, after its chief sponsors, Gramm-Rudman-Hollings. The term referred to a mechanism set up to cut spending automatically if deficit targets weren't reached. The legal term "sequestration" was chosen at the time specifically because it sounded neutral, mainly because it hadn't been used before, says budget expert and consultant Stan Collender.
About Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital- Haiti
  In the town of Mirebalais, just 30 miles north of Port-au-Prince, construction is nearly complete at the site of a flagship teaching hospital that will change the face of public health care in Haiti.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, 2013-2014 SB 94; Delegation of Authority to Order Radiographic Imaging
  A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 43-34-25 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to delegation of certain medical acts to advanced practice registered nurses, so as to revise provisions relating to the delegation of authority to order radiographic imaging tests; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Advancing Public Health
  What is Public Health? Georgia’s public health system has protected and improved the lives of Georgians since it was first created in 1875. Our system aids in stopping the spread of infectious diseases, promotes good health and manages chronic conditions, and helps ensure that our food is safe to eat and our water it safe to drink. In addition, public health protects our entire population by responding to natural and man-made disasters, conducting inspections of systems that impact our health, and preventing unnecessary deaths by encouraging our citizens to make healthy, safe choices. It is the system that ensures that the conditions are optimal for all Georgians to be healthy.
African Americans and Glaucoma
  Glaucoma (pronounced gla-coma) damages the optic nerve at the back of the eye. It generally starts with the loss of side vision. Once side vision is gone, the disease is usually advanced and can progress to total blindness. RISK FACTORS FOR GLAUCOMA Being African-American; Being related to someone with glaucoma; Over 35 years old; Very nearsighted; Have had eye surgery or eye injuries; Diabetic; Taking steroid medication.
African Americans and HIV: Faith Based Partnerships Transform Denial
  In the second decade of the AIDS epidemic, homophobia and AIDS denial have yet to be fully countered. Public health institutions should seek out partnerships with African-American faith communities and incorporate spiritual teachings on compassion to ignite a community response. HIV prevention for African-Americans must occur at the community level. Comprehensive programs should link with other health services, such as substance abuse programs, family planning services and STD clinics.
Approved: The First Swallowable Electronic Devices Digital pills that monitor you from within
  No matter how fast pharmaceutical companies can churn out drugs to prevent or cure illnesses, health insurance doesn't cover the cost of hiring a person to follow you around and remind you to take your meds. So the FDA has approved a pill that can do it on its own by monitoring your insides and relaying the information back to a healthcare provider. The pills, made by Proteus Digital Health, have sand-particle-sized silicon chips with small amounts of magnesium and copper on them. After they're swallowed, they generate voltage as they make contact with digestive juices.
AVN Bone Tissue
  Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. Also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis can lead to tiny breaks in the bone and the bone's eventual collapse.
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