Margie Parham, MS, RN, MPH/PhDc

Global Health Promotion
Education Specialist

Empowering individuals with Health Knowledge


Research Articles

Children / Adolescent Health

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Teenagers Changing Sexual Behaviors
  Compared with their peers in 1991, high school students today are less likely to be sexually active, and when they are, more likely to use condoms.
The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
  There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country.
There is no Johannesburg without mine dumps.
  ...One mother says that her son’s autism is directly linked to polluted water from the mines near her house. Those on the farms and in the townships and informal settlements that line Main Reef Road report lung and eye infections, kidney failure, birth defects and cancer. Some farmers and game park owners say that their animals have spontaneously miscarried. All blame contaminated water and air.
Trends in HIV- and STD-Related Risk Behaviors Among High School Students --- United States, 1991--2007
  This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that, during 1991--2007, the percentage of U.S. high school students who ever had sexual intercourse decreased 12%, the percentage who had sexual intercourse with four or more persons during their lifetime decreased 20%, and the percentage who were currently sexually active decreased 7%.
Undiagnosed illness in Cambodia - update July 2012
  Based on the latest laboratory results, a significant proportion of the samples tested positive for enterovirus 71 (EV-71), which causes hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The EV-71 virus has been known to generally cause severe complications amongst some patients. Additionally, a number of other pathogens, including dengue and streptococcus suis were identified in some of the samples. The samples were found to be negative for H5N1 and other influenza viruses, SARS and Nipah.
ViaCord: A Leader in Advancing the Application of Cord Blood Stem Cells
  ViaCord: A Leader in Advancing the Application of Cord Blood Stem Cells ViaCord is a recognized leader in cord blood banking and has a long heritage of participating in application development to increase the value of newborn stem cells as a health resource for families. In fact, our scientific expertise is at the core of everything we do.
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