Margie Parham, MS, RN, MPH/PhDc

Global Health Promotion
Education Specialist

Empowering individuals with Health Knowledge


Research Articles

50 and Older

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Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia
  What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that gets worse over time and currently has no cure.
CDC Current Outbreaks in US
  Infectious disease outbreaks currently being reported on by CDC.
Center For AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)
  Research studies to join and some reimburse for time.
Consensus Builds For Universal HIV Testing
  Teenagers and adults (ages 15 to 65) should get screened for HIV...Everybody needs an HIV test, at least once. That's the verdict from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which has just joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a scrum of professional medical societies in calling for universal testing for the virus that causes AIDS.
HIV Superinfection
  Superinfection is defined as the reinfection of an individual who already has an established infection with a heterologous HIV strain.
HIV Testing Among Californians Aged 50-64, 2010
  Testing is critical for the prevention and care for the spread of HIV-1 among older adults, aged 50-64
Piedmont West Surgery Center, Atlanta, Georgia: 456 Piedmont patients warned about improperly cleaned devices
  An outpatient surgery center owned by Piedmont Healthcare failed to properly clean equipment used in hundreds of colonoscopies, placing patients at risk of serious infection.
Stigma and HIV: Condoms= life, live
  Stigma cultural barrier blocking individuals against HIV prevention and treatment. Support each other to fight for life. Condoms = life, live
Vision Health Initiative (VHI)
  Approximately 11 million Americans 12 years and older could improve their vision through proper refractive correction. More than 3.3 million Americans 40 years and older are either legally blind (having best-corrected visual acuity of 6/60 or worse (=20/200) in the better-seeing eye) or are with low vision (having best-corrected visual acuity less than 6/12 (<20/40) in the better-seeing eye, excluding those who were categorized as being blind).
What Is Alzheimer's?
  Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer's symptoms vary. The stages below provide a general idea of how abilities change during the course of the disease. Stage 1: No impairment Stage 2: Very mild decline Stage 3: Mild decline Stage 4: Moderate decline Stage 5: Moderately severe decline Stage 6: Severe decline Stage 7: Very severe decline
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